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by smw543
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282085

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

A while they're not reading Jane Eyre or Le Miserables, they are still reading. That's the important part. You sound like one of those parents who says, "Well, [our son] isn't really religious, but at least he goes to church." Why is reading (or church, for that matter [/snark]) inherentl...
by smw543
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813466

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

What happens if you find yourself in a position where your psychotic best friends sister might be coming on to you, you really badly want to return the favor, you know the relationship can't last longer then until next summer, you don't have a good record on the dating scene, and the aforementioned...
by smw543
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131736

Re: Futurama

The recording ended just as the professor was saying math has no practical applications. I have said that a few times on another website, Matt Groening I am suing you for plagarism. Um, pretty much everyone who has ever lived who was bad at math has said, "Math has no practical applications.&q...
by smw543
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486142

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Or looking for a way to stand where their hands aren't in their pockets. Or that's their default "standing in front of someone seated" posture. Yeah, when you're standing and the other person is sitting, it can be tricky figuring out a posture that doesn't feel like you're presenting your...
by smw543
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Once artificial wombs are made will abortion still be legal?
Replies: 61
Views: 11698

Re: Once artificial wombs are made will abortion still be le

Birth sucks. but it's been sucking for what, two million years (and that's just for humans women )? We've Women have gotten through it before, and we women --as a species sex --will keep on birthin' till the cows come home. By which I mean, when the sun explodes. I think this fix helps illustra...
by smw543
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531727

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

My jerry-rig suggestion, which is also the reason why I don't do tech support: Use the Windows search feature and specify the folder that contains all the files and subfolders you want as the place to look, since it will only return actual files (I suppose it would be easiest if you're only dealing ...
by smw543
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man to lose inheritance to mother of child that isn't his
Replies: 199
Views: 20827

Re: Man to lose inheritance to mother of child that isn't hi

When legislators came up with limitations, I'm fairly certain they weren't saying, "hey, lets think of a way to screw over insecure, perhaps mentally troubled homeless people out of their one chance to get off the streets on the basis of a technicality ." Well, I suppose that's what Cathy...
by smw543
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Celebrity Comes Out with Anti-Semitic Tirade
Replies: 66
Views: 7127

Re: Celebrity Comes Out with Anti-Semitic Tirade

Velict wrote:I still like making jokes about the sound monetary policy of the Weimar Republic.

Too soon!
by smw543
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 113052

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him. - The opening sentence of Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene. I bought Brighton Rock , along with 5 other Greene novels, at Goodwill a while back for 50¢ a piece. I'm planning on a marathon reading session next week....
by smw543
Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531727

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

Dear Mozilla, I'm sure you thought this plugin-container.exe fix was very clever (and it certainly sounds like a good idea; run Flash separately so it doesn't take down the browser if it crashes), but something went awry between inception and delivery. As in, Firefox uses ~1.4 metric fucktons of mem...
by smw543
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

TIL: ST & Keo: Actually secret Cocker Spaniels.
by smw543
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 392097

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Problem solved. I could make it to Cuba and back.
by smw543
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813466

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

thatguy wrote:I solemnly swear to not forget about the fora again.

Is there such a thing as Attention Deficit Inactivity Disorder? I think I have that...

You're forgiven as long as you bring back the Futurama avatar.
by smw543
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813466

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

Chai Kovsky wrote:I think I just had a snark-overdose. Seriously--I haven't snarked that hard in years.

Was there a glitch? 'Cause this post should be in the Awesome Thread.
by smw543
Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486142

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

I'm sure he'd be willing to, but it is probably better for him if he doesn't, I don't know. If there's no alternative, that's the way it works. Can't hurt to ask/try. Baseline sensitivity, and by extension, how much of a difference a condom makes, varies a lot from guy to guy based on several facto...
by smw543
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531727

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

I've developed an awesome new tic: clenching my teeth. I've noticed that I do it during times of high stress, and I might be doing it in my sleep because I'm finding it difficult to eat breakfast in the morning because the muscles in my jaw are sore. The word of the day is: Bruxism! It can be parti...
by smw543
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Right to die.
Replies: 187
Views: 30719

Re: Right to die.

Consent. As much as I dislike the idea of non-consensual interventions in my own life, I cannot overlook the fundamental flaws of a primarily consent-based ethical framework. The main problem is straightforward: Life itself is non-consensual. Originally, our ancestors procreated as a result of thei...
by smw543
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131736

Re: Futurama

I'm assuming animator error, really. Yeah. Like I said, it was just sort of "What?" moment. I only mentioned it to boost my nerd cred. As for my complaint about the first episode, I watched it again and liked it a lot more. Yeah, the story (especially the end) was contrived, but I think i...
by smw543
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: This professor would like to clone himself. Thoughts?
Replies: 54
Views: 7731

Re: This professor would like to clone himself. Thoughts?

A cautionary tale: During a press conference at a major university, a famous geneticist claimed that he had successfully cloned himself. The media, along with his fellow scientists, waited excitedly to learn more about his method, but after disappearing briefly into another room, he suddenly declar...
by smw543
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131736

Re: Futurama

I didn't get to see it. I'm hoping Comedy Central streams it or something soon. (I know I could torrent it, but this is one instance where I do want my ad revenues to be counted.) It's Comedy Central; they replay new episodes of everything at least five times before the next one airs. Anyways, I li...
by smw543
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Retard" vs. "Mentally Challenged" and similar cases
Replies: 93
Views: 15873

Re: "Retard" vs. "Mentally Challenged" and similar cases

Using vague terms like "Special Needs" works sometimes but I think there might need to be some more specific terms to differentiate? Why? When I was in school, I was also a "special needs" student—I was in the advanced program, which was grouped with remedial classes under the l...
by smw543
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter
Replies: 112
Views: 13137

Re: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter

Body fat distribution and voice are two other secondary sex characteristics which should have indicated to the men involved that she was underage Except that it has become increasingly common in recent years for girls to begin puberty very early, like "before middle school" early. I knew ...
by smw543
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

I Am Raven wrote:
smw543 wrote:At approximately 4:15 this morning, while riding my bicycle eastbound on State Road 50, I played chicken with an armadillo.

...It was a tie
Does that mean... that... there is a severe case of dead armadillo?

No, but only because she cheated.
by smw543
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

At approximately 4:15 this morning, while riding my bicycle eastbound on State Road 50, I played chicken with an armadillo.

...It was a tie
by smw543
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

How does one go about orking a cow? It sounds messy.
by smw543
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Zeus takes out giant statue of Jesus
Replies: 37
Views: 5167

Re: Zeus takes out giant statue of Jesus

Felstaff wrote:I could have told you Jesus was made from styrofoam the first time I had a communion wafer.

Suddenly, the whole walking on water bit seems a lot less impressive.
by smw543
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486142

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

Of course, vaccination rates don't need to be 100% to prevent outbreaks. So they usually grant an exception when the shot may cause you to, uh, die.
by smw543
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486142

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

Yeah, I say the UK (and possibly the US, but it's not my place to say) should be more like France. In France, you're allowed to not vaccinate your kids, but they're then not allowed to attend the state schools (if a child can't be vaccinated for medical reasons that's allowed too. In the US (at lea...
by smw543
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 783143

Re: What were your dreams last night?

KallistiEngel wrote:
Bayside wrote:I have no idea what it means..lol

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Except for when it's a penis, which is always.
by smw543
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531727

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

Oregonaut wrote:I wish I could emulate it via the internet,

Don't worry, I can hear it just fine coming from my kitchen.

In related news, I'm off to stab my roommate.
by smw543
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

I mean, have you read the poem? The raven's insistent repetition of that word leads the narrator to shout—if I may paraphrase—"You fucking bird, get the fuck out of my house!" It's more of "The guy knows this raven can only say one word in English. Like a Magic 8 Ball, if the only op...
by smw543
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

What's a raven? Something that says "nevermore" way too fucking much. Edgar Allen Po would really kick your ass right now if he were coincidentally a living member of the XKCD forums. And by 'kick your ass' I mean 'slaughter you in some grossly disturbing yet poetically badass means.' Whi...
by smw543
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531727

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

WTF is up with the angry storm of bees that happan to surround the world cup matches? GET RID OF THOSE DAMN NOISES! SHUT UP YOU ANNOYING CREEPY PERSON. VUVUZELAS ARE AWESOME. Seriously. You're like The Cat, if you took him and gave him a goatee. You're him, but BAD. Everything that he does so well,...
by smw543
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813466

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

Look, if we're going to continue this bus metaphor - she's telling you that a bus is on it's way and will probably get there eventually, but she can't give you a timeframe. You're cool with waiting, so you do. No problem. However, that doesn't mean you should wait with your eyes closed and fingers ...
by smw543
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486142

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

I learned quickly that walking around with an SLR camera in my hand turned me into a harassment magnet. "Hey, take a picture of me! *leer*" No, I don't want to take a picture of you, but we're stuck at this intersection and I'm just going to smile uncomfortably and ignore you until the li...
by smw543
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227357

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

Chuff wrote:I'm thinking really high scoring because they'd just constantly walk, wouldn't they?

But if you swing and miss, it's a strike, even if the pitcher threw the ball directly away from you.
by smw543
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 74688

Re: Breaking Bad

:shock: ...

(A tiny part of me expected him to say, "Come with me if you want to live.")
by smw543
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 46966

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

Fine. Bad example. There are lots of cases dealing with freedom of expression already (How about Nazi imagery in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood?), and I don't see how this one is really different other than being international and on the internet. How are they different? One group was being pu...
by smw543
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 46966

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

But... raising your middle finger is considered offensive by probably more people than would be offended by a depiction of Muhammed. And as a bonus, flipping people off in a public park full of children is even more likely to get your ass kicked than drawing Muhammed is to spark a violent reaction....
by smw543
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 74688

Re: Breaking Bad

Additionally, I think the situation with Hank has given Skyler a bit of perspective. Now she knows how Walt felt as far as needing a lot of money to help the people he cared about. Her shift from appalled by all this to becoming an active participant has been occurring gradually almost since she fou...

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