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by Klapaucius
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1073
Views: 86027

Re: Super Smash Bros.

Thenzon wrote:To completely and randomly change the subject, I have recently discovered that Lucas is fucking FUN to play as.

Discuss.
I've actually known this for a really long time. He's my second favorite character, right behind Ganondorf.
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ability to describe knowledge = knowledge?
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: Ability to describe knowledge = knowledge?

Charm and strange are part of a formal scientific explanation for quarks, and are flavors of it. Scientifically. Formally. Serious people discussing in serious ways the flavor of charm. Science is run by drunks who have to pretend to be sober, I think. It's just a dead-metaphor synonym for "ty...
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9083281

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I've decided that I'm going to talk to our D&D group's DM and see if my wizard can summon the Smile.dog as a familiar.
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ability to describe knowledge = knowledge?
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: Ability to describe knowledge = knowledge?

I have this problem all the time, and not always with things that are impossible or even very hard to describe. I think I'm just terrible at verbalizing things.
by Klapaucius
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT:Creepy
Replies: 477
Views: 88618

Re: ITT:Creepy

What's so bad about the SCP wiki? It's less creepy than intellectually intriguing.

Plus, the entire effect is spoiled by entries like SCP-24, which would be very creepy indeed if the reference weren't so transparent.
by Klapaucius
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *Riiiiiiiip!* (and other stories of true dedication)
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: *Riiiiiiiip!* (and other stories of true dedication)

Last year I was in the high-school production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which was full of disaster, but the one moment that everyone took away from it is when one actor picked up another actor, and the picked-up one's foot swung forward, kicking the picker squarely in his, er, sleepy hollow. H...
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74099

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

I'm surprised people are still defending the squid. It changes the tone, to be sure, but was highly unbelievable and non-sequitor'd in the comic. No it wasn't. There's the entire subplot involving the missing writer and the island where they're creating the squid. It makes far more sense than "...
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74099

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

I'm surprised people are still defending the squid. It changes the tone, to be sure, but was highly unbelievable and non-sequitor'd in the comic. No it wasn't. There's the entire subplot involving the missing writer and the island where they're creating the squid. It makes far more sense than "...
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall on failblog (again)
Replies: 12
Views: 3892

Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Interesting. I didn't know Randall knew how to use the internet.
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of
Replies: 30
Views: 3804

Re: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of

Well actually, it's a fiction story about an imaginary documentary :mrgreen:. An incredibly rarefied genre, consisting of Man Bites Dog and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Both are strange movies that repeatedly make the watcher say WTF, but for very different reasons. And of course, both belon...
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bruce Schneier will lead ninja army to fight US gov....
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

Re: Saladin's Mom will lead ninja army to fight US gov....

"Removing all the idiots from your country is not the most skillful. Getting them to remove themselves is the most skillful....young grasshopper." --Sun Tzu, The Art of War Yeah, no. "Grasshopper?" You've taken it over the line from paraphrase to parody. Maybe because it isn't p...
by Klapaucius
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pi Day
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Re: Pi Day

High school normally gets out at 3:15, but today the principal came on the loudspeaker and explained that, because of the holiday tomorrow, we were all getting out a minute early.
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715217

Re: Today I Learned

punkymonkey wrote:Oh wow. I learned something about what I learned!
I learned that punkymonkey learned something about what she learned!
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74099

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

annals wrote:I just stumbled across this article on Easter eggs in the movie. I hadn't noticed some of these, especially the first.
The Last Supper retirement party thing irked me, because it was blunt and apropos of nothing. But Justice and Metropolis together in the corner almost saves it for me.
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74099

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

There were a bunch of stupid gags in there that were stupid, like the flame thrower going off as hight hawk is ejaculating. I mean what the fuck. Haha, you just reminded me this is a movie. Only the comic did the exact same thing. It's lame, yes, but intended I think. Just a mood-breaker of sorts. ...
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of IQ (another browser-based puzzle thing)
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: World of IQ (another browser-based puzzle thing)

Tomo wrote:Finished the demo questions in a few minutes, but it won't let me register for the full version for some reason.
You were too good. It only lets in the people who suck, because otherwise it would seem too easy.
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT:Creepy
Replies: 477
Views: 88618

Re: ITT:Creepy

I am so not getting a snake. By the way, you spelt "slept" wrong. At first, I read that "you spelt 'spelt' wrong", and went back up to the first post, and then wondered how you could have thought that the snake wanted to eating him while he spelt. And then I thought, "Maybe...
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9083281

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Pandercolour wrote:How does somebody just... appear on the other side of the freaking country?
Dr. Manhattan puts them there.
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The worst designed page on the internet
Replies: 71
Views: 9395

Re: The worst designed page on the internet

I say we should organize a huge field trip to Yvette's. We'd probably spend most of the day in the Mystery Area.
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715217

Re: Today I Learned

so that people (especially fem-people) can say "wow, dude. that's a really good drawing." Monday I learned that you can pull this off so long as no-one knows that you traced it. I would've known if I'd seen it--tracing has a tendency to take the life out of a drawing, like a plane's recyc...
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715217

Re: Today I Learned

Today I re-learned why I got so good at drawing in the first place:

so that people (especially fem-people) can say "wow, dude. that's a really good drawing."
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bruce Schneier will lead ninja army to fight US gov....
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

Re: Saladin's Mom will lead ninja army to fight US gov....

MrGee wrote:"Removing all the idiots from your country is not the most skillful.
Getting them to remove themselves is the most skillful....young grasshopper."

--Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Yeah, no. "Grasshopper?" You've taken it over the line from paraphrase to parody.
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 200302

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

Meteorswarm wrote:Is that just GIANT tetris?
Hell yes it is. After five to ten minutes of it, you're going to want to just lose on purpose*, but even that takes forever.

*Unless you're Steve Wozniak, or possibly Batman
by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: It looks like... a nuclear bomb!
Replies: 424
Views: 32829

Re: It looks like... a nuclear bomb!

Just keep your finger on that "buy now" button...

The ability to distinguish the type of any cheese
by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9083281

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

pseudoidiot wrote:RAGEJOIN!

...er
GYARG! WHY!?!?

GAH, I... FLISH!

I'm going to raegquaat and ragejoin at the same time!
by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 200302

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bruce Schneier will lead ninja army to fight US gov....
Replies: 28
Views: 3204

Re: Saladin's Mom will lead ninja army to fight US gov....

Sarr wrote:What. The. Frak.

This... this isn't serious, right?
Right?
You obviously don't know Bruce Schneier very well.
by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite acronym?
Replies: 50
Views: 4784

Re: What is your favorite acronym?

There's a highly religious college in my county, which was home to a group called the Furman University Christian Knights. They managed to survive until they tried to make themselves t-shirts, at which point the association was quickly dissolved, and promises were made to never speak of the matter a...
by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My ability to write has declined -- can I arrest it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: My ability to write has declined -- can I arrest it?

I tend to keep a good rhythm in prose, alternating between long, complex sentences that have a tendency to veer off into other territory until after several rereads I have no idea where I was actually going with it in the first place, then find myself trying to find an outlet for all the extra infor...
by Klapaucius
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 470756

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm reading and rereading all the Discworld I can find. I reread Guards, Guards!, read The Color of Magic, am rereading Mort, and am reading Men At Arms.
by Klapaucius
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 744956

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

This is probably only happening in America, but if I see one more business calling a sale a "stimulus", I'm going to commit a war crime.
by Klapaucius
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 423338

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I know it seems trivial but having multiple backups for all rolls you could have to make can speed up play significantly. sets of dice is the equivalent to your seniority as a D&D nerd. Fix'd for truth. Also, it increases your dice bag damage (when all the dice are rolled; or when you throw you...
by Klapaucius
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 423338

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Manuals and dice are the only required investments. (Well, not really on both counts - you can illegally obtain the manuals, and there are many dice-rolling programs around for free.) A grid is really useful, especially if you're just starting out. I've played enough freeform, and my players trust ...
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74099

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

bigglesworth wrote:In addition, I only got today why the name Night Owl is amusing.

Spoiler:
Night Hawk was used as the title for one of the positions in the KKK.
It wasn't really meant to have a double meaning--it was a superhero Dave Gibbons created when he was fourteen.
by Klapaucius
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pirates VS Ninjas
Replies: 249
Views: 84083

Re: Pirates VS Ninjas

acidcj wrote:Ninjas. Didn't someone, somewhere decide this?
Yes. But it was completely undetectable.
by Klapaucius
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 423338

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

A better idea would be to have a gargantuan character, with a rogue who rides shotgun . That'd be interesting, and not deliberately playing hell with the rules. But deliberately playing hell with the rules is the entire point. It wouldn't be the same at all, but I can see your point--it would be a ...
by Klapaucius
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9083281

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Cpl. Octopus wrote:Oh it is.
Yeah, but so is everything.
by Klapaucius
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Status of NES/SNES Cartridges
Replies: 35
Views: 2896

Re: Status of NES/SNES Cartridges

SecondTalon wrote:Pretty much, the only games worth the trouble of buying/reselling are those that had an extremely limited release/lifespan (ET on the Atari, for example)

They're usually not very good games either.
ET cartridges? Couldn't you just dig around New Mexico until you found one?
by Klapaucius
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 423338

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

SecondTalon wrote:Right, but the point being - if there's nothing to hide behind, in, within, in front of, above, beside, below, etc.. where are you going to go?
If you're Gargantuan, you can just pick up the room you're trying to hide in and place it on your head. Boom--where'd he go!?
by Klapaucius
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715217

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned about pyrophilia.

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