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by pollywog
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.
Replies: 14
Views: 4631

Re: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.

Yeah, compared to the "just walk in and use it" toilets of southeast Asian 7/11s I suppose it is a little weird. I've never thought it was odd they wouldn't have them before.
by pollywog
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.
Replies: 14
Views: 4631

Re: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.

I actually find this topic surprising. i don't know of any supermarkets or department stores in this country (New Zealand) that offer customer bathrooms outside of ones attached to malls. New World Chaffers near Waitangi Park in Wellington. You just have to ask for the key. Also I think New town Co...
by pollywog
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 28871

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

FaiD ain't shit but hoes and tricks.
by pollywog
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FRPAA: Great idea or...?
Replies: 20
Views: 4246

Re: FRPAA: Great idea or...?

I've never really thought about this too hard. I get all of my research articles free through my university, even if they're completely unrelated to my study (nursing) and I have on several occasions just looked through a few on random subjects. It's improved my knowledge, and if I've already paid f...
by pollywog
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2166446

Re: Introductions.

Kia ora piwakawaka42! Good to have another kiwi on board. There's a meetup thread in the subforum for it, if you're interested, but it never really got off the ground.
by pollywog
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LSD helps cure alcoholics
Replies: 60
Views: 9632

Re: LSD helps cure alcoholics

EMTP wrote:One could argue that in turning a heroin addict into a methadone addict what you are treating is the negative consequences of prohibition.
Well, yeah, if you could buy standard doses of pure pharmaceutical grade heroin legally from a chemist or bottle store, I see no reason why everyone on the planet shouldn't be on heroin. But if you want to stop, the methadone program (not just taking the drug) may be of use.
addams wrote: No one will make LSD legally. That is a problem. Drugs are not always a problem. We want good drugs. Drugs that are made with high standards not high chemists.
How many arguments against prohibition do there need to be before they (THEY!) just say "Fuck it, you can have them".
addams wrote:Dear Odin. What is a drunk LSD Tripper like.
The idea boggles the mind.
Every time I've drunk while on LSD, it's had very little effect as far as I can tell. LSD is that psychoactively strong that nothing much fazes me.
by pollywog
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LSD helps cure alcoholics
Replies: 60
Views: 9632

Re: LSD helps cure alcoholics

I also remember reading somewhere about ecstasy being used to treat cocaine addiction, but it not really working because the clients would then become addicted to ecstasy. Really? Wikipedia tells me that MDMA has a relatively low dependence potential: about the same as caffeine or pot. It was based...
by pollywog
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LSD helps cure alcoholics
Replies: 60
Views: 9632

Re: LSD helps cure alcoholics

Also, if he never stops, it doesn't really matter. Far better (from a basic health and wellbeing perspective) to be a regular user of LSD than addicted to alcohol. Yeah, but the usage of recreational mind-altering substances in order to treat the usage of recreational mind-altering substances is sti...
by pollywog
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Protest against US actions against Iran
Replies: 139
Views: 10087

Re: Protest against US actions against Iran

Prior to the atomic bombing, the Americans also used enough incendiary weapons on Tokyo to burn half the city to the ground and kill over 100,000 people. The way I understand it, that was more because their buildings were very flammable at that period. But yes, still devastating. There's also the i...
by pollywog
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft Antitrust suit killed thousands
Replies: 95
Views: 8719

Re: Microsoft Antitrust suit killed thousands

At the moment, I have a cake. If I were to eat it, I would then have none. It's just an odd use of the word have. It's probably really old, from when words were a little different.
by pollywog
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 281969

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Yeah, I've been checking them out regularly, but I wanted something user generated. It's all good though, I just know what to steer clear of now.
by pollywog
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 9142

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

That is really, so, cool! A Chinese person with blue eyes is different. But; It seems all positive. There have been times in history that the color of that boy's eyes could have been a real social problem. We are better, today. He is a pretty boy. So, cute. O.K. Brown eyed people: How long would it...
by pollywog
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 281969

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

I think I might start MTGO properly now. I have an account, and I've spent about $100 on it so far, but I really would like to play more standard and there isn't that great a scene around here (that I can find in our one game shop). It seems like a good time to get in on the action, as WotC are brin...
by pollywog
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 9142

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

The TEACHER was told by a CHILD that one of his students was SPECIAL!
by pollywog
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark
Replies: 35
Views: 9142

Re: Boy in China has cat-like reflective eyes, sees in dark

Well that is pretty neat. Halfway to a superhero there.

I can't decide which part of the video I like best though. It's either "He had blue eyes, just like Westerners" or the subtitles that make it seem as though his father took two months to realise the colour of his eyes.
by pollywog
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Cancer Cure by 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 7921

Re: Possible Cancer Cure by 2017

You don't die of old age, you die due to factors that are probably brought on by old age. So if nothing else gets you, you will live a long time, but there's always something to get you.
by pollywog
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transphobic Tampon Ad
Replies: 203
Views: 24410

Re: Transphobic Tampon Ad

If you can stand up, you can pee standing up. You only have to worry about how far it will go and how easy it is to aim.
by pollywog
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2510107

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

I fell off the wagon and started smoking again after 9 months clean. Back to square one. Oh, and I'm totally in love with my boss, despite her being a) my boss, b) so far out of my league as to effectively be a different species, and c) seeing someone. I've gone one week without a cigarette, using ...
by pollywog
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. broadens archaic definition of rape
Replies: 42
Views: 7381

Re: U.S. broadens archaic definition of rape

They're not. They're registered sex offenders because they committed a sex crime. That....isn't true all the time. I have a friend who is a registered sex offender because he peed in a park at 2am and got jailed for indecent exposure. Pretty much ruined his life. Is that actually true, or is this j...
by pollywog
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 17079

Re: Milk is bad for you!

That is why I hate flowers. Also the fact that hey are expensive, and I tend to get told off when I steal them.
by pollywog
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HIV-positive man receives 35-year sentence for spitting
Replies: 125
Views: 17703

Re: HIV-positive man receives 35-year sentence for spitting

Are you kidding? I would lose my left hand for 2 million. Maybe 1.5 million. That is still a ridiculous amount of money.
by pollywog
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transphobic Tampon Ad
Replies: 203
Views: 24410

Re: Transphobic Tampon Ad

Oh, well, there you go. I wonder how many times that exact scenario has been played out for him.

People need to learn to not laugh at other people in a mean way so much.
by pollywog
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transphobic Tampon Ad
Replies: 203
Views: 24410

Re: Transphobic Tampon Ad

No, they aren't common, but, it's an advert, and they probably didn't think about it that hard.

10 straight middle aged ad guys sitting in a boardroom, and no one wants to be the one to ask "Do drag queens evens use female toilets"?
by pollywog
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transphobic Tampon Ad
Replies: 203
Views: 24410

Re: Transphobic Tampon Ad

I saw this ad on teevee a few days ago (it might have been yesterday or the day before, can't remember) and explained to my girlfriend how nasty it was. She doesn't quite get it yet. Good that they've pulled it though. I'd like to think that NZ is thought of as an inclusive society, and people calli...
by pollywog
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017492

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

What about some sort of mass tweet?
by pollywog
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 37104

Re: Mindfuck Movies

I thought so. Maybe I'm reading waaaaay too much into it.
by pollywog
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 145266

Re: Twilight?

There is indeed uterus biting. I went to see it in the cinema. It was pretty shit. Probably the best scene was when Bella told Jacob about her 2 choices for names (Edward Jacob or Renesme) and 80% of the audience shat themselves laughing.

The house they went to in Rio was also pretty cool.
by pollywog
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 37104

Re: Mindfuck Movies

I think I am getting trolled by American Psycho. I've watched it about 5 times, once sober, the rest stoned, and I just can't figure out what the fuck is going on. It might not be a "mindfuck" movie, but holy shit is it fucking with my mind. My girlfriend and I have a basic theory that par...
by pollywog
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2510107

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

And now I'm nostalgiaing.
by pollywog
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2354135

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Maybe we just make a whole movie about people just failing in the use of cars. and it always seems funnier when you get someone to come along who knows exactly what's wrong and fixes it the moment they see it. Seriously, they weren't even the same make of cars! What are the chances that they'd have ...
by pollywog
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2354135

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

What makes funny news? I borrowed a car from a friend. It was the most difficult car to drive that I have ever dealt with. Everyone has heard of simi-automatic hand guns and simi automatic rifles; But; Who has ever heard of a simi-automatic automobile? It was one of those funny moments in life. I w...
by pollywog
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12255

Re: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

I think it's society's job to protect its members from others, not from themselves. When society starts deciding that it should tell people what to do for their own good, that becomes kind of a problem. If we tell people they can't take certain medication because it's harmful to them, there's then ...
by pollywog
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12255

Re: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

To be clear, I don't have the slightest bit of faith that people won't abuse the right to put whatever they want in their body. But that doesn't make it so that it isn't a right. If people want to kill themselves by ignoring all warnings and taking medication they don't need, then that's natural se...
by pollywog
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12255

Re: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

The internet is also a big factor here. Anyone could get some quite possibly terrible advice and act in a fashion that is severely against their best interests. "I have symptom x, and a doctor is too expensive, so I'm just going to buy some warfarin and follow the recommended dosage". Not ...
by pollywog
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12255

Re: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

I, on the other hand, think that regulating drugs is a huge waste of money and a violation of a person's right to put whatever he wants in his body (to the extent that it doesn't hurt others). is a bad idea. My idea does not prevent omgryebread from getting proper, medical advice. I still only thin...
by pollywog
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12255

Re: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

I'm about to go and buy the morning after pill for my girlfriend. The pharmacist will need to speak to her on the phone, because she is in too much pain to walk there herself. I need to take the pill out of the pharmacy and then give it to my girlfriend, who will take it herself. Sometimes the perso...
by pollywog
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 222454

Re: Ice and Fire?

I'm looking forward to starting this series again. My flatmates are reading them, and I'm just waiting for Flatmate C to finish Game of Thrones so i can start. One of the things I enjoy waiting for most is the moment where 80%+ of my memories of a book I love dissipate, and I can be delighted by it ...
by pollywog
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What would it take for you to fight for your liberty?
Replies: 48
Views: 12738

Re: What would it take for you to fight for your liberty?

Thing is, countries don't call off elections anymore. In the whole world, there are only a few countries don't call themselves democracies and don't have elections. Obviously, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea holds regular elections . So the difference is more subtle. Who decides on the ca...
by pollywog
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What would it take for you to fight for your liberty?
Replies: 48
Views: 12738

Re: What would it take for you to fight for your liberty?

Personally I would consider armed resistance or rioting, fighting for my liberty, only if my government removed all means of influencing policy through voting. That would be my tipping point. I don't really care (in the deep down sense of the word*) what my government's policies are as long as they...
by pollywog
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 281969

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Got my order through of Innistrad cards and a bunch of other stuff I picked up. I can see there being some good fun in the coming weeks playing EDH. I've already started on a Jor Kadeen deck, seems like it could be pretty fun with lots of tokens and blanket buffs, though it currently sits at about ...

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