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by Swordfish
Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 69774

Re: Discuss your Signature

What is my signature again?

Oh yeah. Session 6: Heavy Metal Queen. Spike was making a prairie oyster to get rid of his hangover, and a bar fight behind me made him spill his egg... he needed that egg.
by Swordfish
Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364604

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Me watching episode 11, when Ozai attacks Zuko: Oh me yarm lightning! Zuko's response: Oh me yarm Iroh's technique! 100% pure awesome I'm along with the people who are worried that something bad might happen to Katara which triggers Aang to kick ass. Also, I still don't think that A...
by Swordfish
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would you be killed?
Replies: 280
Views: 30560

Re: How would you be killed?

MotorToad wrote:One common thread throughout this thread.... I think none of us are looking for "open casket."


My body wouldn't even be matter anymore.
by Swordfish
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 22457

Re: Post your arsenal

Add Nunchaku to my list of weapons above. I'm trying to teach myself how to use them, but they're not a practice pair, so I'm doing it very carefully. I've hit myself in the head three times, once was hard enough that I actually got a little dizzy.
by Swordfish
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 810091

Re: Anime!

Aleril wrote:I think there is one reason I dont have anime

I hate the japanese language, infact, to me, everyone in a japanese voiced anime sounds the same.


You could... you know... watch the English version.
by Swordfish
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC Dangerous?
Replies: 372
Views: 87433

Re: LHC Dangerous?

If the n00b wants to start a debate about the efficacy of funding basic research (which he will most definitely lose) , he can do so in a different thread. gmalivuk: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v153/Flyers513/WIN.jpg That's #2 for you. The knowledge we could gain from this would be amazing. I...
by Swordfish
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would you be killed?
Replies: 280
Views: 30560

Re: How would you be killed?

I would like my body to turn into roughly 4,890,000,000,000,000,000 Joules of energy in a brilliant flash as I collide with an equivalent mass of anti-matter.
by Swordfish
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your First Concert
Replies: 71
Views: 7110

Re: Your First Concert

First concert that I went to was a good one, though it didn't happen until I was 19.

Paul McCartney in the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia.
by Swordfish
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese Sub Evading US Navy
Replies: 42
Views: 3767

Re: Chinese Sub Evading US Navy

The Soviet Missile subs were nuclear powered anyway, weren't they? Making a nuclear sub quiet is much harder than making a diesel-electric on batteries quiet. I think that may actually be the other way around. Anyway, I don't think this was due to superior Chinese equipment as much as it was due to...
by Swordfish
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783259

Re: Confessional Thread

thefiddler wrote:Actually, Damien bit my leg, the bastard! (He is well-known for biting legs, mhm.)


The bastard friggin' ate one of my legs a couple of weeks ago.
by Swordfish
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)
Replies: 69
Views: 6224

Re: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)

When I moved into my dorm at the beginning of my freshman year in college, I had long(ish) hair, a pretty good beard going and, of course, my room was adorned with posters of bands from the 60s and 70s. Everyone thought I was a stoner, and they really couldn't be more wrong.
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What position do you sleep in?
Replies: 105
Views: 6851

Re: What position do you sleep in?

What position do you sleep in?


Yes.

(I flail about violently while I sleep, I'm lucky if I wake up and I'm still in my bed.)
by Swordfish
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stop changing avatars...
Replies: 259
Views: 17109

Re: Stop changing avatars...

Well mine will be going back to normal next week (because it's obviously a seasonal one), but it will only stay normal for another month, at which point it'll turn into a image from Jupiter Jazz for Christmas.
by Swordfish
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364604

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Conceivably, the fourth season could be Air, dealing with Aang reestablishing some form of the Air Nomad culture. Without them returning in some fashion, the Avatar Cycle is more or less hosed anyway, since there will only be three more Avatars after Aang. Since every fourth avatar has to be born i...
by Swordfish
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783259

Re: Confessional Thread

Ah I don't care now, I read the rachel thing in its entirety and was less impressed than when I'd just glanced at it, reading only the opening stanza. It was just a piece of prose cut to form. I expect sonnets. Just a piece of prose? Look again, missy. In particular at the final words of every line...
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Building a rocket
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Building a rocket

Jadestone wrote:I'm going to cry if it rains on thursday and we can't do this till spring.


*Looks at the weather forecast embedded in the lower left corner of the browser...*

I hope you don't live in Central PA.
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stealth camo
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Stealth camo

Just a quick thought, if you cloaked someone by bending the light around them, then a person who was completely invisible wouldn't be able to see, would they?
by Swordfish
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364604

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Don't forget about the plant bender in the swamp and the sand benders in the desert. Well I don't see a difference between sand and earth, after all, sand is just really really tiny rock. And the "plant benders" explained it as bending the water in the plants I believe, so I really wouldn...
by Swordfish
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364604

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Spoiler:
Iroh is ready to kick some ass! I also like how they're going to do bit more with the order of the white lotus now. I'm not sure what to think about half of next week's episode, but my roommate is sold on it simply because of Azula in a bathing suit.
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Temperature.
Replies: 26
Views: 2825

Re: Temperature.

The trick to the thing with the frying pan is that you need a quiet flashbulb. You shouldn't have to listen too carefully for it, but a noise from the discharge in the bulb could drown it out. I heard it from nearly the back of a lecture hall, but it probably helped that there were only something li...
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 32803

Re: This blows my mind!

VannA wrote:I can see, rotationally, that her toes are swinging inwards on the righthand side...


Is that your right, or stage right?

Anyway, I looked at it again and it's going clockwise at the start now... I'm gona need more tests to figure out if I'm right or left brained.
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Depressing Films
Replies: 201
Views: 21118

Re: Depressing Films

- Batman lost. I like to think of it as a draw, so I can live in my happy little world where Batman never loses. Anyway, I've mentioned it before, and it's not technically a movie, but Band of Brothers is the most depressing thing I've seen and is the piece of media that has brought me closest to t...
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I were an elemental...
Replies: 88
Views: 9134

Re: If I were an elemental...

This kind of Elemental . 10 points for any Battletech fans. Seriously, though, I'm not sure, I like aspects of all of them, but I suppose I'd either go with water or wind. Probably wind, since that's the one I associate with speed, and that's really what I'm looking for. Plus, some control over wea...
by Swordfish
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 32803

Re: This blows my mind!

I can see her spinning both ways, and I can actually switch between the two fairly easily. Basically, when I look down at the shadow, she changes directions, it doesn't matter which way. I suppose the better testament to which side of the brain I'm using is that, when I look at it, it always starts ...
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364604

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

My Cabbages!

Your discussion of leafy vegetables reminded me of that. I actually think that Episode 5 is the first time that happens.
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 305726

Re: What is your favourite book?

This might seem like a strange one for people, and I didn't see anyone mention it, but I have to say that my favorite book would be The Caine Mutiny. I read it back in highschool and really enjoyed it.
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:51 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's wrong with highschool dances?
Replies: 135
Views: 12780

Re: What's wrong with highschool dances?

kcr wrote:(with all girls, no pressure to do the grindy non-dancing crap)


Not a requirement when guys are around, and you shouldn't feel obligated to do so. Dancing like that just seems kind of awkward to me anyway.
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's wrong with highschool dances?
Replies: 135
Views: 12780

Re: What's wrong with highschool dances?

I had fun at all of my dances, but I actually danced at all of them. I'm a terrible dancer, though, so I probably looked like an ass... which is par for the course over here.
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apparently I have exactly the wrong amount of Irish in me
Replies: 46
Views: 4146

Re: Apparently I have exactly the wrong amount of Irish in me

If you're lucky enough to be born Irish, you're born lucky enough.

Anyway, I'm overwhelmingly Irish, and I haven't yet found a drink that I enjoy.
by Swordfish
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Temperature.
Replies: 26
Views: 2825

Re: Temperature.

You're second question there, about a photon's temperature is a tricky one, too. I believe a photon always has zero mass (after all, an object with mass can't travel at the speed of light), which would mean it's kinetic energy is zero as well. However, photons do have momentum, which is usually a fu...
by Swordfish
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Official NHL 2007-08 Season Topic of Excellence
Replies: 81
Views: 7344

Re: The Official NHL 2007-08 Season Topic of Excellence

Philadelphia Flyers: largest single season turnaround in NHL history (I hope). Danny Briere between Simon Gagne and Mike Knuble = unstoppable.

In their infinite wisdom, the NHL started the Flyers out on a west coast road trip this year... whatever.
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fantasies
Replies: 98
Views: 6649

Re: Fantasies

Mine are of the superhero variety. My tasks are also epic, requiring nearly every ounce of strength in my body. Seriously, even though I succeed, I still get the hell beaten out of me in my own fantasies! Is there something wrong with that?
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 364604

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Okay, why do so many people have a Zuko and Katara pairing in their heads? They might have had one "moment" where she offered to heal his scar, but Katara doesn't do well with guys who turn out to be dicks (i.e. Jet). Anyway, I've enjoyed both of the episodes so far, and I...
by Swordfish
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mad Science Question
Replies: 45
Views: 4601

Re: Mad Science Question

As I understand it, most solar radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere regardless of whether or not there's a magnetic field. The dangerous EM radiation (UV, X-rays) is absorbed by the atmosphere. The solar wind is diverted by the magnetic field. Losing the field wouldn't be instant death, but woul...
by Swordfish
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: And the Yankees Are Going to the World Series!!!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 5685

Re: And the Yankees Are Going to the World Series!!!!!

Goddamn Yankees...

Well, the Phillies are only a game out, but this is a movie I've seen before, and the ending stinks.
by Swordfish
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypocrite US residents?
Replies: 63
Views: 5456

First off, I'm not entirely sure that what you're describing is hypocrisy. A simply definition of a hypocrite is someone who act contrary to what they say. I don't think that being outwardly nice to someone while actually thinking that they're a moron counts as being a hypocrite. Second, no more the...
by Swordfish
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 18977

dumbclown wrote:
Swordfish wrote:I think everyone should know mine by now...


Your mum?


Oh wow, a witty and novel comment which is, by far, the greatest contribution to this thread.
by Swordfish
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 18977

I think everyone should know mine by now...
by Swordfish
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Andromeda Strain
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Why are they any more worried than before? Statistically speaking, this is probably the time to worry the least. There's actually belief now that it wasn't a meteor, but a SCUD missile that the Peruvian Military screwed up with. I couldn't find an official source about it, but Phil Plait is pretty ...
by Swordfish
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The future of the military
Replies: 92
Views: 10625

I think that what I read must have then referred to the novelty of using such ammunitions as bombs instead of artillery shells. It is a fairly sound concept, moving toward KE bombs, and I read something (in Popular Science, I think it was) a while ago that showed some perspective ideas of future we...

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