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by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Bad news: Dentists gain immense fortune and power (from increased sales to the children) and take over the world.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Comic books go here (or did, before there was a subforum)
Replies: 228
Views: 47760

Nextwave is very cool, but then almost everything Warren Ellis writes is great. Anyone read Fell?
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Replies: 51
Views: 8090

I have no problem ignoring the religious overtones in Narnia and I enjoy it quite a bit. As for the movie, I liked it, there were some very cool parts (phoenix sweeping across the battlefield?). There's a blatant continuity error though (Lucy gives Tumnus her handkerchief twice) but apart for that...
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 28644

The thread's a bit old...
It started a while ago,
someone might forget.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25584
Views: 1814252

Granted. Police and military organizations around the world disband because "it's only natural" and humanity dies from killing each other. Just because it's governed by laws doesn't mean they're doing a very good job. :-)

I wish I had the means to play Spore, right now.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Bad news: Children of the corn.
by Zohar
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life Advice
Replies: 262
Views: 18093

Belial wrote:
xooll wrote:Pssh. The WORST that could happen is her saying "Screeeeeee!!" and revealing her raptor claws.


Ahh, that was a good date.


You know, with that attitude someone might mistake you for a raptor or something, even with the hat.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V for Vendetta Movie (spoiler alert!)
Replies: 75
Views: 5620

Peshmerga wrote:Why am I always with the majority on these polls.


Bah bah sheep. ;-)
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Good news: Supermen enters the cell thing in the Fortress of Solitude from Superman 2 and gives the entire population of the world superpowers. Apparently, he moved the fortress to wherever we are now!
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Everyday beauty
Replies: 86
Views: 6798

Everyday beauty

So I'd like people to write in this thread about things they find beautiful that, at first glance, most people won't notice. Something I only started noticing in the past week - while driving when the sun is high (around noon or something), it hits the cat's eyes (cats' eyes? cats' eye?) on the road...
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V for Vendetta Movie (spoiler alert!)
Replies: 75
Views: 5620

Castaway wrote:It's like comparing apples to chairs.


Apples win, obviously. You can make delicious cakes from them and you can substitute chairs for bean bags or sofas!
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Good news: There are some plastic spoons lying around.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 21511

The only conversational Hebrew I remember is "Ani rozeh tzapedet". Um, you know that means "I want Tetanus", right? Not very useful in everyday conversation. Also, the words "north", "compass" and "conscience" all have the same root in Hebrew. "...
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life Advice
Replies: 262
Views: 18093

Thought of another one - if life gives you shit, make fertilizer. Seriously. I consider myself a realistic optimist - I think life is unfair (as stated above) and full of terrible, terrible things (a tiny part of which I experienced myself), but everything will be all right at the end and you should...
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catch The Lie!
Replies: 30
Views: 3351

The whole "point" of waves is that the matter itself doesn't necessarily move but energy is still transfered. It's what happens with electromagnetic radiation (only energy), with waves in water (water isn't displaced, rather it moves in tiny circles) in strings (the string isn't stretched).
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 21511

Linguistic strangeness

What are some weird or interesting expressions or words you know in various languages? For example: "Refusal" in French is the same word for "Donkey" in Turkish (echec) Strange slang expressions in Hebrew, translated literally: Cool: "Bombs to the eyebrows", "Rocke...
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 35646

I started to read when I learned how to in first grade (age 6). I only stopped reading books in junior high (and even then, I read everything required for school but it wasn't much).

The most obvious implication of my reading is my English. I know English much better than most people around here.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Comic books go here (or did, before there was a subforum)
Replies: 228
Views: 47760

Runaways is nice, it's not immensely wonderful. There are other better comics out there (Y, Fables etc.). But of the mainstream superhero comics, it's probably one of the better ones.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V for Vendetta Movie (spoiler alert!)
Replies: 75
Views: 5620

My only regret is that I bought my own copy of the comic after the movie was released, so it has a "Now a major motion picture!" line on it, even though I read it about five years earlier.

Still not as bad as my copy of I, Robot which has Will Smith on the cover, though...
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Bad news: The editor believes everything we say, panics and commits suicide, so we have no editor.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25584
Views: 1814252

Granted, you have more money. Also in recent news - the EU bombs London in an attempt to stop an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Edit: Argh. Fine, granted. You know which movies are good but you can never get tickets. I wish I had slightly more powerful magnets to play with (ones that I can stil...
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite colour? (haha, proper spelling!)
Replies: 80
Views: 5998

I like green, but when I was young I liked yellow a lot.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 85424

Hebrew is my mother language. I know English practically at the same level. I know some French which I want to improve and I really want to study Japanese someday (what's stopping me, I wonder?).
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life Advice
Replies: 262
Views: 18093

Don't be an asshole. Don't get angry too quickly at other assholes, there's a small chance they didn't have much choice.

You will become similar to your parents in ways you do not want to be similar in.
by Zohar
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Natural vs. Unnatural
Replies: 40
Views: 6139

Things are only unnatural if the can't happen in nature. Humans can happen and and they can develop genetic engineering and thus all cases are natural. In other words, if we designate: U - the set of unnatural things N - the set of natural things I - the set of impossible things E - everything Then ...
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Bad news: You get very gassy.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25584
Views: 1814252

Granted. But the climate everywhere else deteriorates and soon the entire earth (except in a 1 meter radius around every human) is covered in ice, all other life dies and humans die of starvation.

I wish for an irreversible apocalypse and the destruction of all of creation.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bic round stics.
Replies: 41
Views: 3138

It's fairly common here for the prof to put a mike on the podium. In the case of a hearing impaired student, a prof put the mike around his neck. Also, some of our classes are taped (in front of a live studio audience!) and then put online.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 161365

Also never finished LotR or Hobbit.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 269
Views: 30258

Demolition Man was amusing when I saw it.

Oh, and of course, Transformers, which isn't very good - silly story, annoying camera, bad acting, stupid dialogs, lots of fun.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 28644

Kawa, you're awesome.
I don't fly that many kites,
I should do that more...

I have suggested,
A kite flying day with friends,
haven't set a date.

A new to-do list!
My first order of business:
Some kites on a beach.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Bad news: You swallowed the worm.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25584
Views: 1814252

Granted. You're burned as witch.

I wish I could travel everywhere by roller coasters or water slides, instead of by walking or driving, and that the rides wouldn't break.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Psychoforum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Psychoforum?

How about adding a sort of social help forum where people can ask for help in various (non computer) contexts? For example, the "I scored higher than my friends, what should I tell them" thread, or the in-sexperienced one could go there.
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finally, the Future is arriving.
Replies: 43
Views: 8273

Technically, since it's not actually touching the road, do regular vehicle laws even apply to it?
by Zohar
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catch The Lie!
Replies: 30
Views: 3351

I don't see any relativity error... There are other errors (as mentioned, light only goes at C through vacuum etc.) but nothing specifically against relativity... Could you mean the part about measuring the speed of light emitted from a flashlight? I don't think so...
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 316
Views: 28644

Thank you, that is kind.
But, we still need a topic.
How about them kites?
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25584
Views: 1814252

Granted. Your concentration is impeccable. In fact, once you start concentrating on something, you can't think of anything else but that and you enter a semi-catatonic state for the rest of your life. I hope someone feeds you. I wish I could eat as much as I wanted without any negative consequences.
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8732
Views: 720021

Good news: Frogs don't have teeth.
by Zohar
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do the laws of nature govern the universe?
Replies: 76
Views: 7467

If I understand the meaning correctly, then I think yes. If you agree that the universe operates according to certain laws (which you might not but I think so), then obviously the laws must be natural laws, for whatever else is there? It reminds me of a distinction Asimov (and probably others) wrote...

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