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by Swordfish
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese- Yes, No, Maybe so?
Replies: 101
Views: 18609

I'm lactose intolerant, so, if I've had my pill.
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Confirmation
Replies: 325
Views: 34717

qu wrote:One time I was slapped with a thousand dollars. I'm not sure how that made me feel.


Like a thousand bucks?

*rimshot*
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Otter/Duck (previously a hard question)
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

I would have appreciated if you used "apotheosis" in the thread title. I had to go through a bit of trouble to find the right word for it.

Also, how about a little credit here, man?

EDIT: Thank you for addressing those Luigi
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

I watched Colin Powell present the "evidence" of weapons of mass destruction (that acronym bothers me) to the U.N. The best thing he showed was a tractor-trailer that was parked along the side of a road in a desert. That coulda been a truck in the Mojave for all we know.
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hardest Questions? (previously a hard question)
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

I'm fairly certain that if someone wanted to make the apotheosis of the hardest question threads, otter and duck would have to be separate (and the only two) choices.
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Aphelion
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: Aphelion

Was it really 0000UTC? That's pretty cool. According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, anyway. Though I have to confess they only specified the hour, not the minute. Is that how UTC was defined? I thought it was a random, "We brits rule" "so lets make it near london" typa thing. UT...
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: stargazing?
Replies: 44
Views: 6138

I don't know if there are any big cities in Southern California, but even going behind a hill won't be brilliant. Too much light pollution could really ruin your night. .... Nothing much. Just like, LA and San Diego and the vast sprawling wastelands that surround them. No real BIG cities or anythin...
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Confirmation
Replies: 325
Views: 34717

wing wrote:I feel most like a man when I'm soaked in my own blood, caked in dirt, launching police cars over toll booths at helicopters, all the while being shot at.


Yipiee-kai-yeay, mother fucker!
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: stargazing?
Replies: 44
Views: 6138

So we gave it a new word. That way, when we say "he was holding a torch" we know which one you mean. Somehow I missed your post. Well in this day and age, specifically 2007, one would assume that medieval torches, the ones wrapped in tar and pitch and whatnot, are antiquated enough not to...
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest invention of all time
Replies: 69
Views: 7891

Peshmerga wrote:MEGATRON!!!


Huh... Well, I suppose no one specified "human."
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Women's Rights Movement That Went Too Far
Replies: 324
Views: 34125

I've got a few things to put down here that don't necessarily have anything to do with the last page, but I'd like to put them out there. 3) Oh, wait. When one implements affirmative action, one gets a situation in which various genuinely qualified people are pushed to the fringes by people who are ...
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Aphelion
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Aphelion

At 0000 UTC on July 7 (which was about three hours ago at the time of this post if my time zone conversions are correct) the Earth was approximately 152,097,040 kilometers, or 94,508,719 miles, from the Sun; its aphelion. This is the furthest distance that the planet will get from the Sun until July...
by Swordfish
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest invention of all time
Replies: 69
Views: 7891

Prepare for extremely common answer to this question!

The printing press.
by Swordfish
Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How much are you REALLY worth?
Replies: 93
Views: 10524

I'm worth $4440.

Being colorblind and short kinda hurt me there.
by Swordfish
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

do you really feel the word riot implies violence? Certainly it implies the threat of violence, maybe even the expectation which I think is more what he intended. You're just picking at his word choice though, we all know what he meant. Well when I look up the word riot, every definition (with the ...
by Swordfish
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Talk About Your Ethnicities!
Replies: 76
Views: 9674

Irish, with some Irish, and a little bit more Irish (kinda obvious since my last name is Sweeney). There's also a significant amount of Scottish in there too.

And the intersting part is that all of my ancestors are criminals :) .
by Swordfish
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Odd Habits
Replies: 84
Views: 11825

My right leg... it's bouncing up and down right now. It's been doing that since I sat down at this chair, and will continue to do so until I actually stand up. I can't stop it either, it's just gona keep going and going...

I also do the volume thing in multiples of 5.
by Swordfish
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

My comment was a bit short sighted (as was most of what I said in that particular post), but I suppose there are somethings to be said still. Nowhere in what you quoted of the Declaration of Independence does it say "riot." Do our regularly held elections not constitute altering (or even a...
by Swordfish
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

*cough* Fox News is totally reliable...? Riiiiiight. Well I suppose you'd uphold that if you were pretty far to the right wing, but whatever. Personally, I refuse to acknowledge that Fox News has any journalistic integrity until Bill-O learns his World War II history. (Note: I did not check the pol...
by Swordfish
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

I am very serious about the journalistic integrity of Fox News. ... Come again? Anyway, I'd like to see some sources for all of that slander against Clinton (actually, I guess it'd be libel). It's interesting to see that everyone who thinks Clinton should have been burned at the stake is approving ...
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: America's cup
Replies: 21
Views: 2332

Re: America's cup

pollywog wrote:The next race is only hours away. Will it be the last? Or will NZ stage a massive comeback resulting in the second greatest moment in the history of sport?


What's your greatest moment in the history of sports?
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Secret Admirers
Replies: 96
Views: 12500

No offense, but that tends to put me off someone. If I'm going to have to initiate everything and do all the work in the relationship, I'll take a pass, thanks. Granted, insisting that the man initiate the relationship in the beginning isn't *necessarily* an indicator that he will need to initiate ...
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superhero bloopers
Replies: 80
Views: 10762

SecondTalon wrote:Then Bucky came back, so...


As much as I like Ed Brubaker, he totally stole that storyline from Batman.
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

I'm no fan of Bush. But I think the commutation was a reasonable exercise of the pardon power. The power itself is one of the checks and balances of the system. Bush doesn't use it much, and usually uses it for legitimate reasons like clearing some dead guy who was wrongly convicted. Unlike Clinton...
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superhero bloopers
Replies: 80
Views: 10762

Hyperbole...

I know not everyone has died, but a hell of a lot of people have. And none of your four characters were of my two that haven't revived, largely due to the fact that I've never heard of them.

The two characters I was talking about were Ben Parker and Gwen Stacy.
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superhero bloopers
Replies: 80
Views: 10762

Ohh, I will burn for this: There are people who got superpowers from radiation instead of cancer Cancer gives you superpowers? You know damn well what I meant... BURN! For the record, there's at least one superhero that at least had cancer: Deadpool (Wade Wilson). Eddie Brock currently has cancer(i...
by Swordfish
Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

Not necessarily. The Democratic candidates aren't that savory either...And how would that be democracy failing? If a majority of the people (and electoral votes are generally based on the popular vote) vote for a candidate, then that candidate wins. That's not democracy failing; that's democracy wo...
by Swordfish
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superhero bloopers
Replies: 80
Views: 10762

Captain America's shield has repeatedly violated the conservation of (insert word here) law on numerous occasions. First, the word that should be inserted is energy. Second, not at all. See, his shield absorbs kinetic energy and stores it in chemical bonds between vibranium molecules. :D How about ...
by Swordfish
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

I don't think the Bush administration are even trying anymore, they are just trying to watch each others back untill they get out of office. The fact that there aren't riots in the streets only shows how dysfunctional the american democracy is. "haha, there they go again, breaking every concie...
by Swordfish
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superhero bloopers
Replies: 80
Views: 10762

This kinda bugs me. You people are looking at a fantasy world here. There are people who got superpowers from radiation instead of cancer... on that note, there are people with f'ing superpowers. Captain America's shield has repeatedly violated the conservation of (insert word here) law on numerous ...
by Swordfish
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence
Replies: 74
Views: 9623

Re: Bush reduces Scooter's sentence

While I knew way back when it was first reported that Libby was in legal trouble, that he was gona weasel out of it somehow, something still surprised me here. I was expecting an out-and-out pardon, not just a commutation. Though, in this case, there's no real difference between the two. Scooter Lib...
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371679

william wrote:
Swordfish wrote:90% of everything is crap. I forget who said that.

Theodore Sturgeon.


Somnia beat you to it, but thanks anyway.
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What did you study?
Replies: 89
Views: 13069

I'm the only person in earth science at this point.

That'd be meteorology.
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371679

Somnia wrote:
Swordfish wrote:90% of everything is crap. I forget who said that.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeons_law


I love this place, whenever I can remember only parts of something, there's someone here that can fill in the blanks. Thank you, Somnia.
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371679

Misconception (among anime fans): Although Bleach and Naruto suck, most animes which aren't "mainstream" don't suck. Most anime, regardless of popularity, really, really sucks. And this is coming from someone who likes anime. 90% of everything is crap. I forget who said that. Misconceptio...
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Brag about your books!
Replies: 109
Views: 16255

I don't have a whole lot of books, but my most prised one is an autographed copy of Ticket to Ride... Autographed by the author, Larry Kane, not the Beatles (it's not that awesome).
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sci-fi technology
Replies: 46
Views: 6185

its funny you mentioned anime technology... several of my friends once said "i want a mech" with no specifics, so i said "you want to enclose yourself in a mechanical device and pilot it?" they said yes and i replied with "well, damn. buy a car. its awesome. been doing it f...
by Swordfish
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sci-fi technology
Replies: 46
Views: 6185

I think I might be going kind of low brow here since I'm gona be taking stuff out of anime instead of sci-fi books, but here it goes.

A) That nice little piece of hardware in my avatar.

or

B) One of those brain-computer jack things from Ghost in the Shell.
by Swordfish
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371679

niko7865 wrote:When I tell people I'm studying cosmology and they ask me what makeup to use or how they should cut their hair...


... there is no emoticon to express the degree of humor I find in that. I need one of those smilies that are actually rolling around on the ground laughing.
by Swordfish
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371679

bookishbunny wrote:Misconception: When she says she's studying physics, it mean she wants to be a P.E. teacher. (Yes, it has happened more than once).


Mine's similar to that. I tell people I'm a Meteorology major, they think I'm gona be an astronomer. That happens all the time. Learn some basic Greek, people!

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