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by smw543
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 29278

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

Majicou wrote:all of Emily Dickinson's poems have the same meter and can be sung to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" or the Gilligan's Island theme.
Spoiler:
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by smw543
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282112

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

On a side note; when attaining a copy of a classic, be careful which edition you get. The 1818 edition of Frankenstein is much better, for example, then any of the later versions which are, unfortunately, more commonly read. Consult with your english major friend, or, failing that, look for a Norto...
by smw543
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.
Replies: 193
Views: 19601

Re: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.

What is so hard to understand here? I am not defending the torture of animals. I am defending thoughts . Except we aren't talking about thoughts were talking about... the torture and killing of animals. Which you are defending. Really? "I am not defending X." "You are defending X.&qu...
by smw543
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.
Replies: 193
Views: 19601

Re: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.

Without knowing exactly how long a crush video is, I'd actually argue it's different from hunting. But my main argument is that, so far as I know, getting shot with something powerful enough doesn't "hurt" in the traditional sense. The only reliable account I've been able to find on being...
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.
Replies: 193
Views: 19601

Re: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.

One last thing before I head off to class: To build on that analogy, any sort of fake crush porn (animated, textual, etc.) is equivalent to a turkey burger. Discuss.
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Giant Speck wrote:
Fat Zombie wrote:YOUR BANDWAGON COMES ACROSS A FAST-FLOWING RIVER

CAULK THE WAGON AND FLOAT IT OR ATTEMPT TO FORD THE RIVER?

Measles fall! Everyone dies!
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.
Replies: 193
Views: 19601

Re: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.

Anyways, massive psychology fail. Sounds like semantics and trying to make a technical argument to defend the undefendable. I don't really care if people actually want to step on small animals. I am concerned that if you get off by seeing animals killed in a brutal way, and you find it fulfills you...
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.
Replies: 193
Views: 19601

Re: SCOTUS: Crush videos = legal.

Simply put, I find crush films at least as appalling as a film with a woman being tortured to death for jollies. You find them "at least" as appalling? Really? So you're saying that you might find it *more* appalling to film someone stepping on a kitten than to film torturing a human bein...
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I remember it as a sequence of eight letters.

...What? You didn't read the dictionary as a kid?
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Women are angels? Have you ever met a woman? Like, in real life? Women is people! THEY'RE PEOPLE! LIKE SOYLENT GREEN, ONLY YOU DON'T EAT THEM. OKAY, MAYBE YOU DO SOMETIMES, BUT THAT'S WITH PERMISSION FIRST! REMEMBER, NO MEANS NO! And on that note, it's time for bed. Not enough damn hours in the dam...
by smw543
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Ivora wrote:If men were angels no government would be necessary. :roll:

But who would police the women?
by smw543
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Dear person who stole my bicycle: Normally, I am not a violent person, but you've caught me at an unfortunate time. If I find you, and your reaction is anything other than to give it back and beg forgiveness, I will visit unspeakable horrors upon you. Like, seriously, imma fuck your shit up. What we...
by smw543
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Raised on Mars, Return to Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Raised on Mars, Return to Earth

Have they even established the long-term effects of Mars gravity on humans? The topic reminded me of this project (which I've only just found out was shut down :( ); the Wiki page seems to think that we still don't know what years of ~38% gravity will do to someone (obviously, we have a general idea...
by smw543
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm in an egg-drop contest, some help would be groovy
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: So I'm in an egg-drop contest, some help would be groovy

Man, I just went and looked up the rules for that competition. Even if your egg survived the 50' drop, you had to drop it again, without making any changes or repairs to your container. Then the winner was whoever had the lightest container of all those that survived both drops. Also: All egg crates...
by smw543
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm in an egg-drop contest, some help would be groovy
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Re: So I'm in an egg-drop contest, some help would be groovy

Nine feet? Back in my day For the one I did in middle school, they would bring in a cherry picker and drop it from ~50 feet. I honestly don't see how you could screw this up.
by smw543
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plans to arrest Pope underway.
Replies: 90
Views: 9657

Re: Plans to arrest Pope underway.

What are you on about? Seriously, what does your being a vegetarian have to do with what you originally said, or what has been said since? I express confusion at your non sequitur, and you respond with... another non sequitur. To make this perfectly clear: I never questioned the notion that atheists...
by smw543
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Huckabee likens Gay Marriage to Incest, Drug Use
Replies: 89
Views: 8997

Re: Huckabee likens Gay Marriage to Incest, Drug Use

dedalus wrote:It's only when the voices someone else hears inside their head are the same as the voices you hear inside your head that they stop being crazy and start following the one true religion discover that a malevolent stranger has been sneaking into their house and spreading dust.

fix'd
by smw543
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plans to arrest Pope underway.
Replies: 90
Views: 9657

Re: Plans to arrest Pope underway.

Richard Dawkins is as bad as all the other religious extremeists. I know right, he's such an extremist. The way that he's not involved in this in any way, really extreme. Which doesn't even compare to all those times he called for the murder of religious people. I don't see why I should have the ri...
by smw543
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I search for 'culturally tasteful films' on Google. I get hamburger pornography as one of the top results. WTF, internet? New sig! (Sorry, dedalus.) italian oral Other things not to Google at work/school: this. But...we're xkcdians! Shouldn't our actions should have smartness and logic in them? I l...
by smw543
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

People being combative in the rant thread? Egads! :shock:
by smw543
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Xeio made a complaint about the attitude that a set of people have regarding divine providence. There are many in that set who aren't Christian, and (more importantly) many Christians who aren't in that set, yet Moo accused him of making a "ridiculous one-dimensional portrayal of the Christian ...
by smw543
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Are they turkey vultures? If so, you should get running.
by smw543
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Attribute != thank, I think is rather the point. Although no, I don't wish to extend the analogy as if it made sense in the first place to show agreement with the ridiculous one-dimensional portrayal of the Christian faith as "oh I stubbed my toe must be God's will". Good to see you reali...
by smw543
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814094

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

Macbi wrote:
smw543 wrote:So shut up, conscience, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip.
This made me smile.
Thanks. I definitely didn't steal it from Homer Simpson, no sir.
by smw543
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814094

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

I'm writing a paper for a friend. Yeah, it's probably "wrong," and I have other work to do, but I need the money. So shut up, conscience, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip.
by smw543
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

smw543 wrote:Zombie Hitler?
Briareos wrote:Zombie Stalin?

Clearly they are working together. The obvious question is, will Stalin fall for the same trick twice?
by smw543
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

You, sir, name? wrote:
Briareos wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Call me paranoid, but it seems awful convenient that like all of Poland's civilian and military leaders died in a plane crash.
Convenient for whom? Not the Poles, surely.
For someone who wants to rule, or destabilize Poland.

Zombie Hitler?
by smw543
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Wait, you mean your government didn't just stuff a bunch of money in some bags, then leave those bags on the banks' doorsteps with a note saying "Pay us back whenever... or don't"? MADNESS! I thought that was essentially what they did do? My understanding (based on the news plus elminster...
by smw543
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

After Northern Rock was bought out just before the start of the recession, 2 of the major banks also became 70% and 43% owned by the state. Wait, you mean your government didn't just stuff a bunch of money in some bags, then leave those bags on the banks' doorsteps with a note saying "Pay us b...
by smw543
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It bothers me when a science theory is named after a person
Replies: 47
Views: 4531

Re: It bothers me when a science theory is named after a per

that's why I said if only they understand us...and the subject at hand...unfortunately they don't really... As an English major, I can attest to the veracity of the sentiments expressed above by drixoman. I, like countless other devotees of the arts, have expended tremendous effort in the hopes of ...
by smw543
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why use a 12-Month Calendar?
Replies: 43
Views: 20818

Re: Why use a 12-Month Calendar?

Azrael, you're right, those aren't exactly the answers I was looking for, but they did bring a couple other things into mind for me. First, I had no idea it was only since 1582 that we've been using this calendar, I had wrongfully assumed that it was at least two thousand years old as every referen...
by smw543
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Should google also become a word. Google Verb The act of searching of previously unknown information. Who is with me. As our lawyers remind us, branded product names can achieve such popularity as to risk losing their trademark status (see cellophane, zippers, trampolines, et al). So we hop...
by smw543
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

The high today was 86 degrees Fahrenheit. And armadillos don't live so far up as "Armadillo Al" is. So there! Do you live in Ogle County, Illinois? According to The Farmer's Almanac, the high for April 1, 2010 was 84°F. The high for April 1, 2009 was 53.6 °F. A nontrivial difference, I'd ...
by smw543
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

The Scyphozoa wrote:Doesn't look like it.
Magnanimous wrote:... There's actually a Facebook page for it. I'm impressed.
Double reading fail!

It's not very effective...
by smw543
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It bothers me when a science theory is named after a person
Replies: 47
Views: 4531

Re: It bothers me when a science theory is named after a per

I just find it annoying when people name theories after themselves. If other people think your discovery is good enough that they want to name it after you, then that's great, but try to be modest. I think (/ hope) that this is what the OP means to say. If I discovered something new, I would defini...
by smw543
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

81 degrees Fahrenheit is not abnormally hot. It is for the beginning of fucking April. Douchebag. That too. (For those keeping score at home, boring bore's established weak areas are meteorological history and armadillogical geography). Also: Rachel Maddow: I watch your show for an insightful, ofte...
by smw543
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

81 degrees Fahrenheit is not abnormally hot. It's not even close. Yes, your location says Illinois, but you made your username Armadillo Al . That sounds so Texan or something. Don't complain. I'm not entirely sure what you're point is, but I will say that your armadillo knowledge is sorely lacking.
by smw543
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229040

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I drove 108 miles today. Sexy Asian Farmhouse Antiques was that a filter? Nope! That was the sign I saw along the side of the road today. It was one of those boards set up in front of a shop to advertise things. Apparently they sell Sexy Asian Farmhouse Antiques. I have to assume it was an April Fo...
by smw543
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532227

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

smw: Yes, words change connotations as societal attitudes change. But unless you've completely missed the dozens of discussions we've had on these forums about using ga y as an insult, please stop trol ling. The point being that "gay" is a prime example for a word that used to have a very...
by smw543
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Dynamite (Put Yo' Ankles in It!)
Replies: 12
Views: 2174

Re: Black Dynamite (Put Yo' Ankles in It!)

Azrael001 wrote:Quiet you.

It was "going to" when I saw the add.

Is that the sum of your point?

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