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by Puppyclaws
Wed May 22, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Length of undergraduate degrees - confused!
Replies: 31
Views: 12738

Re: Length of undergraduate degrees - confused!

Seriously though, If you're considering studying in the U.K, don't restrict yourself to just Oxbridge - there are plenty of good universities in the U.K, and a lot of them even outshine Oxbridge in their subject of expertise. Yes, this is very true. While the UK doesn't have the breadth of schools ...
by Puppyclaws
Fri May 17, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 715
Views: 261761

Re: The worst film you've seen

Bedazzled. Hands down. I am not sure exactly when it was turned off, but, before it ended. Constantly cringe-inducing.

I would say 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I did not really give it a chance. I will say, I can do bored all by myself.
by Puppyclaws
Fri May 17, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575197

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

addams wrote:More Dangerous than Sexing Consenting Friends.
Over and Over. Just, a Lifestyle Choice.


They say a stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet.
by Puppyclaws
Thu May 16, 2013 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367743

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I actually found I grew into beer by drinking ciders, which were much more pleasant to drink than beer before my taste buds adjusted. So, I might recommend starting with some of those; Woodchuck do a pretty decent job. Red Stripe I found to be a pleasant introductory beer as well.
by Puppyclaws
Wed May 15, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760844

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I've never understood this hang up people have about the World Series. Things have names, those names don't always reflect exactly what they are. It's not called The One and Only Worldwide All Countries Included Baseball Championship to Determine the World's Best Team Bar None No Ex...
by Puppyclaws
Tue May 14, 2013 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Worst Superpower
Replies: 142
Views: 33569

Re: The Worst Superpower

This all makes me wonder, how much happiness exactly does a child have? Also, is happiness used up over time? Does it stack? Does it compound?
by Puppyclaws
Sun May 12, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray
Replies: 55
Views: 12453

Re: AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray

Because while you're correct that a distressing number of Americans see Christianity as an essential part of that identity, there are also quite a number of us (many Christians included) who see cultural tolerance as an essential part of our American identity. And, at least when it comes to discuss...
by Puppyclaws
Sat May 11, 2013 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray
Replies: 55
Views: 12453

Re: AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray

To many Americans, sports and muscle cars and believing in Jesus is what makes them Americans. To them, being secular is equivalent to being anti-American. A strong national identity is a problem for us, not a thing to strive for.
by Puppyclaws
Sat May 11, 2013 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: American school system
Replies: 22
Views: 17730

Re: American school system

I agree that it is difficult to talk about an "American system" because schools are organized here on a local level. There are many school districts and private secondary schools that offer specialties, however. Many cities have "magnate" schools for junior high and high school....
by Puppyclaws
Sat May 11, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290805

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

There was a movie I saw once. A man asked another person about the twin paradox saying something like "There were two twins. One went into space and came back and was younger / has aged less than his brother. Which was happier"? The person responds "The younger one." He responds...
by Puppyclaws
Fri May 10, 2013 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 53106

Re: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion

We've already explicitly stated several times that AoC laws that just have a cutoff at 18 or whatever suck. The one I am proposing and defending is the half plus seven rule for anyone under 21. This means the no-one under 14 is legal for sex. At 14 - 16 it's basically only your immediate age group,...
by Puppyclaws
Fri May 10, 2013 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 53106

Re: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion

Is the tradeoff worth it? What are the issues with it being legal? Sexual predators can and will rape people and get away with it much more easily. What are the issues with it being illegal? Some people will have to find different partners to bone than they would have otherwise, or wait a few years...
by Puppyclaws
Tue May 07, 2013 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367743

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Actually I really enjoyed that release quite a bit. I like playful beers, and it clearly captured all of those flavors into a beer in what was for me a stand-out, unusual experience. I would almost rather something interesting than good (both together in a beer are rare, really, so many derivatives ...
by Puppyclaws
Tue May 07, 2013 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A moral thought experiment (St Matthew's Island Reindeer)
Replies: 60
Views: 22793

Re: A moral thought experiment (St Matthew's Island Reindeer

I would think doing nothing is the best in this case. The only reason I would consider population control is if there is a need to preserve a native species crucial to the surrounding ecosystem, or if there is a fundamental conflict between humans and animals that will make it better for both specie...
by Puppyclaws
Sun May 05, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9354647

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

But you can still destroy planets. And you have a billion additional ships to take money with . It all depends on your goals. It is pretty clear that the goal of the empire is to be evil, not to take money. They need an evil lair. The biggest, baddest evil lair. Ergo, death star. Dunno. Seems like ...
by Puppyclaws
Sun May 05, 2013 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9354647

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

You, sir, name? wrote:But you can still destroy planets. And you have a billion additional ships to take money with .


It all depends on your goals. It is pretty clear that the goal of the empire is to be evil, not to take money. They need an evil lair. The biggest, baddest evil lair. Ergo, death star.
by Puppyclaws
Sun May 05, 2013 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9354647

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Remember that it is a long time ago, in a place far away. Where people wear their hair in dual-buns. Maybe nobody has thought of any of those things. Strategic planning has not been invented yet in this world. Otherwise, why not a lot of things.
by Puppyclaws
Sun May 05, 2013 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Worst Superpower
Replies: 142
Views: 33569

Re: The Worst Superpower

One of my favourites is a short story I read several decades ago about a guy who invents a device that lets him travel to parallel universes. The device seems to consume very little energy, but unbeknown to the inventor it actually propels you to your destination by totally annihilating the univers...
by Puppyclaws
Sat May 04, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Woody Allen Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 4796

Re: Woody Allen Thread

I did not ever think anybody would say Sleeper was their favorite Woody Allen film. Not saying it's his worst, but... hmm. I watched it and felt like, "OK, I've seen all the good Woody Allen, and now there is this." I think Manhattan is my favorite hands down, probably followed by Take the...
by Puppyclaws
Fri May 03, 2013 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367743

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Thanks for the recommendation; I love that place, but it has been out of the way for me for a while. I have to remember awesome Davis Square stuff is up there and go. I actually feel like Rogue is more available now...still not in bars unless at Sunset or something, but in stores I feel like there i...
by Puppyclaws
Thu May 02, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367743

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I find Flying Dog makes beers in the styles I like very well, unfortunately the only kind you seem to be able to get around here are their IPAs. I'm not a fan of very many IPAs. I want their stouts and hefewiessens (i'm positive I spelled that wrong) to be more available. I have heard people make t...
by Puppyclaws
Thu May 02, 2013 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396404

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Regardless, when you present a stereotype as true you fabricate evidence for racism when the people believing it don't know the evidence is false. The only reason racism is wrong in the first place is because there is no evidence supporting it. I am not sure you and felltir are using the same defin...
by Puppyclaws
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575197

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I don't have a problem with the content of TV (well, mostly). I have seen people waste their lives away watching classic cinema, or powerful contemporary social commentary. It's the medium (and people who leave it on it as a default), not the message, that I hate. (here with a space to myself for th...
by Puppyclaws
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11667

Re: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

Harry and Ron struck me as fairly typical children and then teenagers; a bit emotional and sensitive at times, but I do not know that I would describe that as "feminine." The effort put into portraying them as highly emotional, moody teenagers actually put me off the series in the later bo...
by Puppyclaws
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Pill to eliminate the need for sleep
Replies: 80
Views: 30897

Re: Poll: Pill to eliminate the need for sleep

Sure, you can remove the physical needs for sleep, but one would have to wonder about the psychological effects of never missing anything ever. Constantly thinking, feeling, and perceiving without any breaks. I think the same thing. Switching from 16 hour blocks of waking to always being awake woul...
by Puppyclaws
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575197

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I hate televisions. I enjoy some programs, but the number of people who just leave TV's on, as "background noise" or a default activity or whatever... I feel like I'd rather never see a TV program again. It really has started to bother me a lot.
by Puppyclaws
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 367743

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

This thread popping up again reminds me that I recently tried Lagunitas WTF and you know what? It was really, really good. I'm gonna buy that again. Yeah, WTF is highly recommended, for those who haven't tried it. I only recently discovered Lagunitas and so far I don't think I have had anything I d...
by Puppyclaws
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483592

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Those were some weird Books. Fun and fanciful, sort of. Still Life may be worth a reread. Honey; Why wade through a Book you do not enjoy? I did that with 'A Prayer for Owen Mennie'. Because it had What's His Name's name on it, I read Every Word. It was worse than a Textbook, by A Bunch. When I met...
by Puppyclaws
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 18093

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

Nature rewards the murderers; you might save the tree but how many other trees did that tree kill to survive, by hoarding nutrients and blocking the sun? Yet the biggest tree which kills the most neighboring trees is the one that gets to fill the firest with its seeds. The fattest bear which has de...
by Puppyclaws
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 18093

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

My framework of morality includes not destroying other peoples property. If you feel that they have a right, being bent out of shape activitists fighting for the cause, man, to go around smashing shit because they feel like it, then sure, we got nothing to talk about. I find it hilarious that in th...
by Puppyclaws
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab
Replies: 170
Views: 18093

Re: Animal Rights Activists Trash Italian Lab

I think the misunderstanding is how they probably wouldn't be alive today without such testing (unless, as was said, we began testing on the disabled, mentally ill, etc. again). Wait, animal testing is responsible for the improvements that have decreased the infant mortality rate? Because that is r...
by Puppyclaws
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gay Boys but not Gay Leaders
Replies: 125
Views: 25465

Re: Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gay Boys but not Gay Leaders

More on topic, do countries other than the USA have boy scout equivalents? what do they think of homosexuality? I think Canada has something similar but it's secular so there's no problem. Boy scouts started in England, the founder (Baden-Powell) was British and the troop structure was based off of...
by Puppyclaws
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483592

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Currently reading Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas. Or, trying to. I am a little disappointed in it so far, having read and loved both Still Life with Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume. I was told that this was among Robbins' best, but...eh. Maybe it gets better. And I at least appreciate the effort of tr...
by Puppyclaws
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290805

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

So I have nearly forgotten whatever this is, and this will probably be impossible. I have been looking for years and have now forgotten most of the details. There is something animated. The animation style is somewhat fantastical. It had a narrator, I believe, possibly one who was involved in the st...
by Puppyclaws
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gay Boys but not Gay Leaders
Replies: 125
Views: 25465

Re: Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gay Boys but not Gay Leaders

It's an improvement. I am not going to beat up on a group for making a positive change because it isn't positive enough, at least not in a case like this. With time I imagine that this position will change as well. More like "if we allow gay kids to join scouts, maybe we can convince them the o...
by Puppyclaws
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111634

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Scanner update, expect a "detonation" in the Charlestown area. They keep mentioning School Street. ...hmm. I was not aware of this. I was just out on School Street a moment ago... I didn't realize anything was really going on over here at all. Back to staying inside, I guess. Keep in mind...
by Puppyclaws
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111634

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Red Hal wrote:Scanner update, expect a "detonation" in the Charlestown area. They keep mentioning School Street.


...hmm. I was not aware of this. I was just out on School Street a moment ago... I didn't realize anything was really going on over here at all. Back to staying inside, I guess.
by Puppyclaws
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575197

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I think that there is some basic language and conceptualization disagreement that will not be resolved, then. I am not sure I agree "The Norm" in the sense you are using it exists. The rest of it I largely see in your arguments, or as underlying premises necessitated by your arguments. I g...
by Puppyclaws
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575197

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

You and I are using expect in different ways I think. I could probably have picked a different, clearer word. "I guesstimate" sounds awkward but it will do. I guesstimate that most people I meet in non-queer contexts are straight, just as I guesstimate that most people I meet in queer cont...
by Puppyclaws
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575197

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

...And while you can argue that fits seamlessly into modern society's moral expectations, you can't really argue it's "the norm". I certainly can and would argue that it is not abnormal. Attraction to people changing based on your understanding of that person is normal. You can argue the ...

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