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by Swordfish
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2984691

Re: Back to post yo' face

I got this picture when I was in New Orleans. I'm sitting in the cockpit of a WP-3 Orion, one of the National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Hunter aircraft. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/Flyers513/New%20Orleans/Picture057.jpg Also, Nunchaku! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/Flyers513/P...
by Swordfish
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 18208

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Note that this doesn't mean I don't believe in a 6,000 year old Earth; it simply means that I know, for a fact, that you can't scientifically prove that our universe has existed for such a short time. However, there are many ways in which both the biblical and scientific beliefs of the world's age ...
by Swordfish
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do/did you receive mail while living in a dorm?
Replies: 26
Views: 2831

Re: How do/did you receive mail while living in a dorm?

What the hell kind of University are you going to? That's absurd! Seriously, I'm not even sure if forcing you to rent a box to get your mail is legal. I guess it would have to be, because I'm sure people have complained about that, but it'd be interesting to find out just where the hell your tuition...
by Swordfish
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 19927

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

There was also that one student that was about to, or recently did graduate college. He died from radiation poisoning from his keychain which was made out of Uranium, if I recall correctly.
by Swordfish
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 19927

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

Anyone see that episode of Scrubs where Dr. Cox broke his foot and was walking around with a cane (shortly after being likened to "Dr. House without the limp" if I recall correctly)? I thought it was pretty good.
by Swordfish
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 67
Views: 14472

Re: Cowboy Bebop

Gold for good times with Julia? Blue for...good times with Vicious? I don't really know. I didn't notice any tinge when I was watching. Nope. There's a gold flashback of Vicious in bed with Julia (which I doubt that Spike would remember as being good), and a gold flashback of Spike and Vicious back...
by Swordfish
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 67
Views: 14472

Re: Cowboy Bebop

I love this show (I'll direct you to my username and avatar for further evidence). There is one thing about it that is bugging me. Some of Spike's flashbacks are tinted gold, and others are tinted blue. I figured this out a while ago, but I forgot what it was, now I'm pissed at myself for forgetting...
by Swordfish
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC Dangerous?
Replies: 372
Views: 87126

Re: LHC Dangerous?

I can imagine, some scientists presses the big red button that turns the LHC on for the first time. A few seconds later, he causes a vacuum transition, and nucleates a bubble of expanding lower energy vacuum, leaving inside, an enetirely new universe, with different physical laws. What makes you so...
by Swordfish
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Please Please Please Pleeeeeeease...(Crashing Spy Satellite)
Replies: 30
Views: 2952

Re: Please Please Please Pleeeeeeease...(Crashing Spy Satellite)

No it won't. Isn't the satellite designed to go through the atmosphere? Why would a satellite, designed to to stay in orbit well about the dense portion of our atmosphere, be designed to go through it? It isn't designed to go through the atmosphere, but that doesn't mean it can't. In any case, it w...
by Swordfish
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Movie Quote?
Replies: 101
Views: 15557

Re: Favorite Movie Quote?

From Ghostbusters: We came, we saw, we kicked its ass! From Dirty Harry (you all know this one): I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Did he fire six shots or only five?" To tell you the truth, I forgot myself in all this excitement. Now this here is a .44 magnum, the most powerf...
by Swordfish
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2008
Replies: 141
Views: 12674

Re: Applications 2008

It isn't for college, but I figure it still applies...

There were about 600 seniors in meteorology at the AMS student conference a few weeks ago. There, we were told that there would be less then 300 entry level jobs in meteorology opening this year.

Well, balls.
by Swordfish
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spontaneous? helicopter crash
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: Spontaneous? helicopter crash

You didn't, at least not as far as I could tell. I think the others were just reacting to the more general public perception of what happened, than to anything in particular you said about it. Correct, sorry to imply that you implied that, Hawk... wait... In all seriousness, my comment was just to ...
by Swordfish
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spontaneous? helicopter crash
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: Spontaneous? helicopter crash

<pet peeve> Actually what crashed the Osprey test flight was that somebody decided that because the osprey was a hybrid aircraft, it took all of the strengths of helicopters and airplanes with none of the weaknesses, if the April 2000 accident hadn't occurred due to Vortex Ring State then a later d...
by Swordfish
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you vote in polls?
Replies: 42
Views: 3214

Re: Do you vote in polls?

You know, you probably should have just given the option of "Yes."

Being that I don't normally vote in polls, I'm going to be consistent with my inaction.
by Swordfish
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Exhibitionist, much?
Replies: 72
Views: 6514

Re: Exhibitionist, much?

Khonsu wrote:The way I see it, this tight ass isn't going to be doing humanity any favors clothed.


She's modest, too, folks. :P
by Swordfish
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Accents you hate or love
Replies: 89
Views: 7005

Re: Accents you hate or love

My favorite accent would probably be something from Ireland. I'm not gona be able to discern one regional accent from another over there, so don't ask for a specific one. My accent is actually a fair enough blend of different American accents that someone in America wouldn't be able to figure out wh...
by Swordfish
Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Violence
Replies: 145
Views: 8182

Re: Violence

Ha! Because I still believe that men should act like MEN, and defend their loved ones from harm, emotional and physical? Because I believe there is a line, and if it is crossed someone needs to get their ass kicked? I guess I'm just old fashioned, and not a damned pacifist (aka: coward). It is not ...
by Swordfish
Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Violence
Replies: 145
Views: 8182

Re: Violence

Has anyone here advocated non-restraint? I've noticed a difference in the way people go about reasoning in these situations. We get it. You guys who have ascended to a plane of pure ethics see something that we lowly earth-dwelling Neanderthals don't. I, for one, didn't realize that fist-fights mak...
by Swordfish
Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Violence
Replies: 145
Views: 8182

Re: Violence

Wow, just, wow. The amount of idiocy in this thread is mind boggling. You want to beat the hell out of some asshole who shouldn't be deserving of any amount of your time because he insulted your potential girlfriend? I'll be the first person to tell you that there are times to fight, but this is not...
by Swordfish
Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Marital Arts
Replies: 207
Views: 31232

Re: Marital Arts

You've... read the entirety of this thread, yes?

Have you even read this page of the thread?
by Swordfish
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2779030

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the modly inquisition

Confession: I give up trying to please the moderators who spend who time threatening me then seeing what I say This will prolly be up for a minute before they delete it. I enjoyed everyones company. If you want to find me I'll be on the introspective forums. Posting under "Redbranchknight"...
by Swordfish
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Easonal Vatars Yndrome Trikes Gain!
Replies: 552
Views: 50033

Re: For those with seasonal avatars...

I put a Christmas Tree on Swordfish's engine.
by Swordfish
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364105

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

I'm still not sure if Aang actually is going to kill Firelord Ozai or not. It doesn't seem like something that would realistically happen in the show to me, although I guess anything is possible. I just can't imagine a head-on confrontation between Aang and Ozai, with Aang emerging as t...
by Swordfish
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movie Casting!
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

Re: Movie Casting!

David Hayter actually wants Hideo to do the Metal Gear Solid movie in CGI so he can still do Snake's voice. That being said, I think Viggo Mortensen would do a good job. My roommate and I had a full cast list figured out for Metal Gear Solid, but I forgot what it was. I think we had Clint Eastwood a...
by Swordfish
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

I disagree. The USA lost. Here is my reasoning: Main American goal: Conquer Canada. Main Canadian goal: kick your sorry asses out. Guess who got kicked out of Canada. (The Burning of Washington was just icing on the cake.) Your reasoning isn't very good. You do realize that the Canadian front was o...
by Swordfish
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

Vietnam wasn't the USA's only losing war: We (Canada/British Empire) defeated the USA in the War of 1812. (Despite what American history textbooks might say) The Arrogant Worms wrote a hilarious song about it. Admission: It was mostly due to British regulars who shipped over, and not the Canadian m...
by Swordfish
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Which helped earn him the honors of being the first (but not the last) President to be impeached.


Andrew Johnson was the first U.S. President to be impeached, not Andrew Jackson.
by Swordfish
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: we discuss... SNOW!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6469

Re: ITT: we discuss... SNOW!!

Snow is great...

... until you get to your car.

At the very least the system set up as a nice real world example for the lesson in one of my classes today.
by Swordfish
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435257

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Bump... kinda.

Anyway, Christmas background activate!

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by Swordfish
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364105

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Errm. No, a new moon is that thing that is the opposite of a full moon, in which the moon is entirely invisible. Okay, I could have worded that a bit better but think about this. The new moon is exactly the opposite of a full moon, so the position that the moon is in during the day of a new moon is...
by Swordfish
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

Crap, I thought Lincoln and Roosevelt died while serving the term they were elected to in 1860 and 1940 respectively, but they both died a month after being inaugurated to the term they were elected to in 1864 and 1944. That kinda screws with my pattern. Pay no attention to the man with the spaceshi...
by Swordfish
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

Will wrote:And I doubt we'll be so lucky as to lose Bush.


Already too late for that pattern, as Bush is serving the term he was elected to in 2004.
by Swordfish
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364105

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Like Belial said, it has to do with the lunar cycle. Bloodbending only works during full moon. Solar eclipses happen at the new moon. That means the waterbenders should have been weaker than average then, too, but that's a minor point. I'm more surprised that the firebenders couldn't ha...
by Swordfish
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

It is grammatically correct. Parentheses don't actually exist in the sentence. And besides, would a sound any better? a technically englishwoman. How about "I've got no right as (technically) an Englishwoman"? I suppose I should contribute some useless knowledge while I'm here. Every Unit...
by Swordfish
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

thoughtfully wrote:Marathon (as in the battle of), is named for the greek word for fennel, as in the spice.


Huh, I thought it was named after the field that the messenger ran across. I've done my quota of learning for today.
by Swordfish
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fan-Made Mechwarrior? With M$'s approval?!
Replies: 19
Views: 3115

Re:

Hmm. Will it have pre-game customization of mechs? I miss that in the old MechWarrior games... You could create every role from sniper (Massive lasers? Yes, please!) to a one-time-use instant-kill machine (who says I can't put on another 2 PPCs?) It also fails to utilize all your available firepowe...
by Swordfish
Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useless information you will never need but want to know
Replies: 190
Views: 13935

Re: Useless information you will never need but want to know

Some United States President supposedly died after being shot, but it wasn't the bullet that killed him, rather some famous inventor had a metal detector and they tried to use it to find the bullet. Unfortunately, they didn't realize that the president was on a metal spring mattress. James Garfield...
by Swordfish
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 9785

Re: What's your day job?

Major: B.S. in Meteorology to be completed in May.

Hopefully near future job: Forecaster for the National Weather Service

Job that's getting me through college: Clerk at a convenience store (grumble grumble).
by Swordfish
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Curses
Replies: 125
Views: 8609

Re: Creative Curses

My made up swears usually any two of the following words: monkey, nut(s), crap, and wagons. Usually it's one of the first three followed by wagons.

Though I was playing Chrono Trigger once and yelled "Son of a crack smoking monkey!"
by Swordfish
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Holding a handgun sideways
Replies: 60
Views: 5290

Re: Holding a handgun sideways

WraithXt1 wrote:For home defense, a small caliber weapon would be the best by far.


True, but nothing says "you picked the wrong house" like the sound of a shotgun cocking.

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