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by Akula
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 40926

Re: "Unscientific" Discussion

I wouldn't be averse to running true love experiments with/on Kari. 8)
by Akula
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8223

Re: What is "patriotism"?

To me, patriotism is taking pride in your countries achievements, and being ashamed of it's failures.

I think Mark Twain epitomized this.
by Akula
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comedians
Replies: 101
Views: 11352

Re: Comedians

Daniel Tosh. I enjoy his recklessly arrogant approach. :twisted:

Demetri Martin... he actually reminds me a lot of Mitch... just the absurdity of some of his bits.

Jim Gaffigan, he got me off hot pockets...
by Akula
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

Hey - I'm new here and this is my face (in the polka dots): Fuck this, I'm moving to Australia. Cute girls that like xkcd here I come. I'm coming too. I bet we can save on airfare if we buy the tickets together... BTW Clara, if you hadn't guessed, you can add yourself to the laundry list of attract...
by Akula
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. soldier throws a puppy off a cliff.
Replies: 136
Views: 11937

Re: U.S. soldier throws a puppy off a cliff.

Yeah... some things about this seem fake. That said, there are defintely assholes like this in the military. That being said, this should definitely not be a testimony to the character of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines of the United States. These men and women are almost always of the hi...
by Akula
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44552

Re: Ultimate Game

Man, this really might be my favorite comci ever
by Akula
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: U.S. Army
Replies: 55
Views: 6014

Re: U.S. Army

2) Try to minimize how many times you acknowledge to XKCD that you're in the military. I've already been called a babykiller on these fora once and it gets old. Actually, just keep it to yourself in general. Really? Really!? Shit, I definitely see this happening on the internet in general, but I'm ...
by Akula
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: REPUBLICANS: Primary question.
Replies: 64
Views: 7019

Re: REPUBLICANS: Primary question.

So I know there are a few the Ronpaul threads already floating around here, but this is new. Here's what I want to know: Why the hell would you rather have a retarded, bumbling fool like McCain in office rather than the Ronpaul? What redeeming qualities does McCain have that Paul doesn't which make...
by Akula
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Gary Gygax
Replies: 43
Views: 8199

Re: RIP Gary Gygax

On a lighter note... anyone want to start a pool on the Westboro Baptist Church picketing his funeral? :lol: Gah, I hadn't even thought of that. Do the WBC care about RPGs, though? I thought that was only Jack Chick's personal vendetta... The WBC hates everyone and everything... I'm sure they'd lov...
by Akula
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vermont towns instruct police to arrest Bush, Cheney
Replies: 25
Views: 3508

Re: Vermont towns instruct police to arrest Bush, Cheney

So you're telling me that if Bush set foot in podunk, Vermont, that he'd be arrested. Not at all... This doesn't actually have any legal weight to it. Local courts and police departmens have no authority to arrest the President. It's effectively just a gesture. Vermont is full of nuts though, and w...
by Akula
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ender Wiggin: Awesome or Whiny? (The Ender's Game Thread)
Replies: 119
Views: 236268

Re: Ender's Game / time frame

In addition to all the other various things... I found it pretty interesting that Card seems very in touch with the US Military's current combat doctrines, which weren't adapted until just before the Gulf War, and after Ender's Game was published. A couple articles on the subject, that do a decent j...
by Akula
Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Gary Gygax
Replies: 43
Views: 8199

Re: RIP Gary Gygax

Damn... what can I say? Playing at the public library everyday after school? It really made those times more bearable. I never really thought about how much I appreciated it till now.

On a lighter note...
anyone want to start a pool on the Westboro Baptist Church picketing his funeral? :lol:
by Akula
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does someone have a fora-crush on you?
Replies: 155
Views: 12604

Re: Does someone have a fora-crush on you?

While I have been surprised at the amount of people claiming to have a penchant for Indian girls, I doubt that anyone has a crush on me specifically. Also, Grammar Hammers don't get much love. You'd probably be wrong. And I know I certainly don't give a shit about the grammar hammer thing. That's n...
by Akula
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you have a fora-crush?
Replies: 165
Views: 12575

Re: Do you have a fora-crush?

I've encountered a few of the females here that I'd pursue if I didn't live in the middle of freaking nowhere, hundreds if not thousands, if not tens of thousands of miles away from said females. I've said it plenty of times, that XKCD is by far the most attractive community I've ever found. And by ...
by Akula
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does someone have a fora-crush on you?
Replies: 155
Views: 12604

Re: Does someone have a fora-crush on you?

jmrz wrote:According to the thread no one does, but you know, if they do I'd like to know.


Please...
everyone has a fora-crush on jmrz. It is the eyes :P
by Akula
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Viewpoints
Replies: 43
Views: 5884

Re: Viewpoints

I used to be quite the objectivist. My way, and no other, is correct. I've amended my views though, but not entirely changed. Instead, I've realized it really is all relative. The thing is, I've come to grips with this, and I simply do not care that it's relative. I have my ideas, and I follow them....
by Akula
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17209

Re: Latest purchase thread.

by Akula
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

That's what we call "a pretty girl" and sorry, but she's from Canada. Stupid Canada. Dumb stupid Canada, and stuff... Meh... most Canadians are great. Those French Canadians... are a whole different story. I hate French Canadians too, i'm just not like them. My mother's house is in Stanst...
by Akula
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: personal agendas disguised as fiction
Replies: 100
Views: 13917

Re: personal agendas disguised as fiction

Heinlein definitely does. Although I suppose I'm of the type who enjoys a lot more of what he has to say. Patrick Robinson... he's kind of a Tom Clancy writer... modern techno-thrillers of political and military intrigue. However, one of his books was essentially a diatribe against Bill Clinton. Mar...
by Akula
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

Ren wrote:That's what we call "a pretty girl" and sorry, but she's from Canada.


Stupid Canada. Dumb stupid Canada, and stuff...

Meh... most Canadians are great. Those French Canadians... are a whole different story.
by Akula
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

Wait, TMT is a dude?

Also, @ audoue...
welcome to the most attractive community on the internet... you'll fit in fine...
by Akula
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 209791

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Though that may have been tainted by having the single most awesome assignment for a book I've ever had, we had to make a soundtrack for the book... Oh man... that sounds like a lot of fun actually. And, I'm presuming you had to explain why each song belonged in there? Because then students actuall...
by Akula
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend a Game
Replies: 143
Views: 44342

Re: Recommend a Game

I've got a couple... NCAA College Football 2008 I think I've made it abundantly clear I'm a football and Madden enthusiast. Well, NCAA College Football takes the same core game play, but makes it much more accessible and fun for someone who might not be as well versed in football. You've got trick p...
by Akula
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 25873

Re: Underrated games

The Top Spin Tennis series. Probably the best sports game out there when it comes to multiplayer. Playing against another experienced player is heated and tense. On a somewhat related note, I do wish the self-styled "Serious" gamers would stop trying to impart a sense of superiority becaus...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Laws of A/V Cabling
Replies: 23
Views: 3162

Re: The Laws of A/V Cabling

My system seems to work pretty well. I have a desk drawer full of cables. Every cable longer than ~1 ft. is coiled with a twist tie. Cables of each type are put in clear zipper bags. Adapter and splitter are kept seperate from long cables. Whenever you are ordering a new cable, order a handful of o...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28058

Re: Myst

So... unless I've missed the mark, they've managed to bastardize another sacred pillar of gaming with these re-releases and ports? The re-releases / ports are less heinous than their sad, sad attempt at an MMORPG. Yes, you read that right. Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, which is less an MMORPG and more an ...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pirates of the Burning Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Pirates of the Burning Sea

That's pretty much exactly what I wasn't looking for.
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 34868

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

aion7 wrote:It's neither. He made the music for early Final Fantasies, and a bunch of other games.


I do hope you got the joke...

And on it's own, perhaps you would be right about those.

I'm just thinking more in the sense that the Halo soundtrack complimented the game perfectly.
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28058

Re: Myst

So... unless I've missed the mark, they've managed to bastardize another sacred pillar of gaming with these re-releases and ports? The re-releases / ports are less heinous than their sad, sad attempt at an MMORPG. Yes, you read that right. Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, which is less an MMORPG and more an ...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 34868

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

aion7 wrote:Halo had the best musical score? Have you ever played something at all related to Nobuo Uematsu?


I don't listen to hip hop, and I'm not into pokemon.
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

SpitValve wrote:
Akula wrote:Seriously, I don't trust anything from Thailand.


สวัสดีครับ


I knew SARS had passed through Canada, but didn't know it made you speak Thai.

Hello back, btw.
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pirates of the Burning Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Pirates of the Burning Sea

Has anyone played it yet? I've been following it's development for damn near three years, and now that it's finally here, I'm stuck in this awkward social commitment to play WoW with my friends.

Am I missing anything, or should I tell my friends to get bent?
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28058

Re: Myst

So... unless I've missed the mark, they've managed to bastardize another sacred pillar of gaming with these re-releases and ports?
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 34868

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

Halo was and is important however in that it took the entire industry to another level. In 2001, I think it's plenty fair to argue that Halo had, by a huge margin, more production value behind it than anything gaming had ever seen. It was one of the first games with a truly massive development. Sure...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 105814

Re: Fora member birthdays

Mine was the 22nd, and passed with little fanfare.

I'm not a big birthday guy, and I kind of forgot anyway...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The mind-body connection
Replies: 45
Views: 4710

Re: The mind-body connection

I get this in, again, of all things, Madden on the xbox. Most the time I see whats going to happen several seconds before it happens. I get this in certain FPSs as well. Battlefield 2 primarily. I was effing nasty at that game. I used to also have this when I was younger, and was incredibly irrespon...
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

Celestial wrote:I guess Ill just post my picture.. :oops:
pic


The beat rolls on...
actually this beat is starting to become mildly frustrating.
by Akula
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

jmrz wrote:My sister bought this in Thailand. She gave it to me today when she got back in the country. Someone please explain to me what on earth it is meant to be?


A delivery system for SARS??? :lol:
Seriously, I don't trust anything from Thailand.
by Akula
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesomely random Wikipedia entries
Replies: 241
Views: 34583

Re: Awesomely random Wikipedia entries

We played Assassins in my dorm one year. I did pretty well in the beginning. I think I got two or three people out. The girl who killed me lured me out of my room with the promise of fresh baked coookies. She fought the good fight and the better assassin won. :( The idiots at my school declared bed...
by Akula
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991296

Re: Back to post yo' face

TheAmazingRando wrote:Here I am right now at the commuter lounge at school.
My hair is messy.
pic


HAHAHAHA. Awesome name.

I've been known to use Rando Eastman as an alias.

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