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by Jauss
Mon May 02, 2011 10:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 83337

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Steax wrote:It does seem highly strange that they decided to dispose of it at sea, to me. I guess they must have their reasons.

It's so there won't be a particular burial site for his followers to pay homage to/organize around/get riled up at.
by Jauss
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 21600

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

Apparently, she ended up being less strict with her kids after her youngest daughter rebelled and the article is an excerpt from her book about the time before. From the first comment on this site , which has a lot of responses from people raised that way and also by a psychiatrist working at an Asi...
by Jauss
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)
Replies: 169
Views: 21964

Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)

There are so many other funny parts, but for some reason the one that keeps cracking me up is
Spoiler:
Wallace sleep-calling Scott's sister.
by Jauss
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wyclef Jean running for President of Haiti
Replies: 14
Views: 2542

Re: Wyclef Jean running for President of Haiti

dharman wrote:He's going to get elected on Friday, assassinated on Saturday, buried on Sunday, then go back to work on Monday.
I appreciated that.
by Jauss
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 47836

Re: Inception

I actually kind of liked that the other characters were "types." While it would've been cool to know more about them, I don't think more development would've served that much purpose in this particular story. (Plus it makes their existence more ambiguous in terms of the different theories ...
by Jauss
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 47836

Re: Inception

That's Cobb in Cobb's dream, not her. That was her dream, everything started exploding because he told her it was a dream and it messed with her subconscious. Isn't the dreamer the one whose dream it is? In the beginning of the movie after Saito realizes he's still asleep he says, "In my dream...
by Jauss
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 47836

Re: Inception

And in the Cafe scene she causes everything to explode, demonstrating a control of the environment. That's Cobb in Cobb's dream, not her. Then there's just more questions after that. What decides who is the dreamer? Don't know. Maybe it's as simple as intent. It seems that the t...
by Jauss
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 47836

Re: Inception

Bakemaster wrote:...woah
by Jauss
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 47836

Re: Inception

I enjoyed that article, but I still don't think it's conclusive. :) I think that's my favorite part, that it works on many different levels.
by Jauss
Sun May 16, 2010 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Autistic 14yr old boy charged with making terrorist threats
Replies: 55
Views: 5756

Re: Autistic 14yr old boy charged with making terrorist thre

Hell, when I was a kid, we used to sing about it. To the tune of "Joy to the World": Joy to the world, our teacher's dead We barbecued her head And what about the body? We flushed it down the potty And round and round it goes And round and round it goes And round and round and round i...
by Jauss
Fri May 07, 2010 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Losers 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: The Losers 2010

If you like funny action movies with hilariously evil bad guys and lots of guns and explosions it's good times.
by Jauss
Thu May 06, 2010 7:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Welcome to Arizona. I hope you brought ID.
Replies: 185
Views: 22959

Re: Welcome to Arizona. I hope you brought ID.

JBJ wrote:This has already become the plot for a new (fake) movie.
Video has NSFW language

It started off as a trailer for a fake (NSFW) movie, but it became an actual movie and is due out this September. (JBJ linked the real trailer.) The timing is kind of hilarious.
by Jauss
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 13376

Re: Mimicking accents

But that sentence there, "What all counts as training?" To mean "What counts as training?", that is the devil! The devil I say! :evil: *Laughs* This says it's a Midwestern (US) thing, but I've also heard Southerners and other people say it. Seems like an AAVE thing too. I say &q...
by Jauss
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 13376

Re: Mimicking accents

It means "What things (plural) count as training?" Ex: Where all are you going? Winnipeg, Tokyo, Kingston, and Istanbul (not Constantinople!) Who all punched you in the face? Jim, Greg, and Sue. What all are we doing today? Mailing some packages and assembling these desks. What all did you...
by Jauss
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Babies
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Babies

I saw the trailer for this sometime last year and tried looking it up then, but couldn't find it. Thanks for reminding me.
by Jauss
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are we getting carried away with the "emo" thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 4024

Re: Are we getting carried away with the "emo" thing?

This is something that has been annoying the shit out of me for the past several years. Ever since the whole "emo" thing (the more current definition) became popular and the backlash that followed people keep using the term to make fun of anyone who is sad about anything ever. Granted, bei...
by Jauss
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6796

Re: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti

I just donated to Partners In Health. They have intact hospitals a few hours outside Port-au-Prince and are setting up mobile clinics in the city.
by Jauss
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tens of Thousands Feared Dead After Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 73
Views: 6796

Re: earthquake destroys most of Haiti's capitol. But who cares?

I'm in South Florida and a lot of my classmates are either Haitian or Haitian-American. Some of them know their families are safe because they were in other cities, but a few of them were crying this morning because they have family in Port-au-Prince and can't contact them. Employees of one of my cl...
by Jauss
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 79601

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

*Laughs at the Lindy West review* The scriptment from the other review sounded cool and I wish they had kept those other characters. I too giggled internally at the name " unobtanium " when I saw the movie opening night. Clichés and all, I really enjoyed it and will see it again with some ...
by Jauss
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime
Replies: 43
Views: 4247

Re: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime

Aetius wrote:Not to defend The Reaper, but gangs have used colored bandannas as gang markers and semi official uniforms before.

Oh, I'm aware. I just thought the whole "Would a businessperson wear that?" thing was silly.
by Jauss
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime
Replies: 43
Views: 4247

Re: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime

You also don't see people working on Wall Street wearing T-shirts or flip-flops or raver pants or any number of things that aren't business attire. What the hell is your point?
by Jauss
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The decade according to 9-year-olds
Replies: 45
Views: 5664

Re: The decade according to 9-year-olds

A lovable red-headed doll.
by Jauss
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The decade according to 9-year-olds
Replies: 45
Views: 5664

Re: The decade according to 9-year-olds

I'm too young to feel old. Damn you. I'm glad they seem to have a fairly clear perception of 9/11, but they don't really seem to understand global warming at all. "What most scare me is a dog that walks like a human and kills like a murderer." I heard that as "doll", not "d...
by Jauss
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The decade according to 9-year-olds
Replies: 45
Views: 5664

Re: The decade according to 9-year-olds

My favorite part is their fears: "I'm afraid of the devil...bigfoot. Especially bigfoot." "What most scare me is a dog that walks like a human and kills like a murderer." "I'm afraid of tornados, floods, and lightning, but what I'm mostly is afraid of is Chucky." "...
by Jauss
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Farscape

Here.

Thanks for the heads up! Apparently, Best Buy has it for $69.99.
by Jauss
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo
Replies: 52
Views: 5249

Re: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo

I see, so it was just the evil doctors making it more marketable by changing it from it's glorious natural form :s And if I remember my high-school chemistry, its natural form happened to cause digestive problems (including irritation and bleeding). Good thing people eventually figured out esterifi...
by Jauss
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I want to talk about Michael Jackson
Replies: 98
Views: 8428

Re: I want to talk about Michael Jackson

I grew up listening to my mom blasting the Thriller album and various other MJ songs while she cleaned. She's been quite upset because she'd been a fan since the beginning (got to see him in concert once when she was young) and would always say that if he ever toured in the US again she'd go see him...
by Jauss
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rejecting disease treatment for aesthetic purposes.
Replies: 46
Views: 5805

Re: Rejecting disease treatment for aesthetic purposes.

Could the hair thing just be an excuse covering up that shes just afraid of the treatment? This. It's possible there might be other aspects she's worried about, but didn't feel comfortable talking about them or even admitting them to herself. I just learned about Crohn's disease a few days ago (I'm...
by Jauss
Sun May 31, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!
Replies: 92
Views: 8076

Re: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!

The thing is a 6 second hug is still a hug so people would still either be obviously hugging or not. (I doubt someone who didn't want a hug, but felt pressured into it would be much more okay with a 6 second hug than a 10 second hug.) The only way you could stop people from noticing would be to ban ...
by Jauss
Sun May 31, 2009 6:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!
Replies: 92
Views: 8076

Re: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!

Gelsamel: Some questions. Girls who don't shave their legs are often teased at school. Would you ban or "restrict" leg shaving to keep people from being ostracized? Or make everyone wear long pants so no one would know? Is this kind of action to be taken for any possible cause of ostracism...
by Jauss
Sun May 31, 2009 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS will now pay for acupuncture
Replies: 173
Views: 12335

Re: NHS will now pay for acupuncture

How would you compare that to a therapeutic massage, that does nothing to alter the causes of back pain, but that alleviates symptoms by relaxing the patient and convincing them that the pain is lessened? Massage can't cure a bad back, but it can help a back pain sufferer greatly and as such it is ...
by Jauss
Sat May 30, 2009 6:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!
Replies: 92
Views: 8076

Re: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!

Damn, y'all are fast. I'm solely taking issue to the stance that we should allow the hugging to continue as it is, unabated , and -only- educate. It's like "abstinence only", telling people prejudice is bad is great to educate them that that is the case, but you'll still need to set restri...
by Jauss
Sat May 30, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!
Replies: 92
Views: 8076

Re: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!

I had written a bunch of stuff, but it was no longer necessary. :) Yay for education! There are many reasons why a person might not like hugs, so I think it could be done without singling anyone out. @Jauss: A hug ban does not stop hugging I think by definition it does. Not in the it's impossible to...
by Jauss
Sat May 30, 2009 2:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!
Replies: 92
Views: 8076

Re: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!

I agree with pretty much everything King Author said. I'm willing to sacrifice one element of their camaraderie in order to protect the mental and emotional well-being of others. Just as not being touched can be very important for the well being of some, physical affection can be very important to t...
by Jauss
Fri May 29, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS will now pay for acupuncture
Replies: 173
Views: 12335

Re: NHS will now pay for acupuncture

In the general layman populous when the FDA or similar say "This product is not safe for general consumption" the populous replies "Oh shit, I guess it would be a good idea not to use those products" companies say "Oh shit, I better recall all that stuff I sent out in case ...
by Jauss
Fri May 29, 2009 8:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NHS will now pay for acupuncture
Replies: 173
Views: 12335

Re: NHS will now pay for acupuncture

I don't really care why something works*. My job, like any health care worker, is to care for the patient. For nurses in particular that is not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, culturally, and spiritually as well, using anything reasonably safe (and sometimes not) in our arsenals. In addi...
by Jauss
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 297480

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Double posting to return to the topic of porn: A friend of mine recently came across work by Shine Louise Houston , which she described as feminist lesbian porn [NSFW link]. Hehe. I bought the original Crash Pad dvd (and Sugar High Glitter City by another company) for a couple of my lesbian friends...
by Jauss
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dreams From My Father Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Dreams From My Father Audio

And the sampling has begun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBbJ5Z6tamU (NSFW.)

Someone needs to work those into the Shaft theme cuz he's a bad motha- (shut your mouth!)
by Jauss
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: An unusual outpouring.
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: An unusual outpouring.

I read a bunch of those last night and was really touched. Sounds like John was quite a guy.

It's nice to be reminded that people like that still exist. Or did. :(
by Jauss
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Bailout "Pork" List
Replies: 170
Views: 11086

Re: GOP Bailout "Pork" List

I'm not convinced that any of those projects would stimulate the economy more than simply giving every person in the U.S. $3,000. It sounds good in theory, but the problem with nothing but tax cuts/refunds is that people would probably not spend much of it in this economic climate (except for stuff...

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