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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Affableprechaun » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:12 am UTC

ACU-LP wrote:
Z.A.K wrote:Rah! His writing style reminds me of a retarded four year old trying to bash the square block through the round hole! Except the block is his vocabulary!
To be honest, I only read it because I'm obsessed with dragons.
Also, in his defence, at least its not the worst thing in exsistance....*cough*The movie*cough*


I went through an obsessed with dragons period of my literature reading. Read so many, now I am a bit of a dragon snob. There are a lot of terribly written fantasy pieces getting by the fact that dragons = Oh me yarm awesome!

Now I don't seem to read much but Dragonlance because I don't have much time for reading fantasy, but even if I did it wouldn't expand much beyond that.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:41 am UTC

Affableprechaun wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:
Z.A.K wrote:Rah! His writing style reminds me of a retarded four year old trying to bash the square block through the round hole! Except the block is his vocabulary!
To be honest, I only read it because I'm obsessed with dragons.
Also, in his defence, at least its not the worst thing in exsistance....*cough*The movie*cough*


I went through an obsessed with dragons period of my literature reading. Read so many, now I am a bit of a dragon snob. There are a lot of terribly written fantasy pieces getting by the fact that dragons = Oh me yarm awesome!

Now I don't seem to read much but Dragonlance because I don't have much time for reading fantasy, but even if I did it wouldn't expand much beyond that.
Have you also noticed that damn near every dragon book/series mentions a thing called eldest, yet there is no real definition anywhere?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:49 am UTC

nightlina wrote:Today I learned that Cyberion uses the Melbourne public transport system. Yes indeed it sucks... You can learn that I DON'T use it. Car ftw :D
Me? I love driving, too, but I also love drinking and, unfortunately, the two are mutually exclusive.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby gleeb » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:58 pm UTC

Today I learned how to hack fake computers.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Raiku » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:59 pm UTC

I learned that I has no balls...
I'm confident, but not in all places...

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:05 pm UTC

Today I learned that any car I drive is merely waiting for the opportune moment to catch fire.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby apeman5291 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:22 pm UTC

Raiku wrote:I learned that I has no balls...
I'm confident, but not in all places...


Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Today I learned that any car I drive is merely waiting for the opportune moment to catch fire.


Explain, both of you.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby suffer-cait » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:27 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Today I learned that any car I drive is merely waiting for the opportune moment to catch fire.

have you ever read any stephanie plum novels? i think her average is one car per book, some have none, some have two or three.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby lorenith » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:07 pm UTC

ACU-LP wrote:Have you also noticed that damn near every dragon book/series mentions a thing called eldest, yet there is no real definition anywhere?


Actually.

Nope can't say that I have.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby nightlina » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:25 pm UTC

Affableprechaun wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:
Z.A.K wrote:Rah! His writing style reminds me of a retarded four year old trying to bash the square block through the round hole! Except the block is his vocabulary!
To be honest, I only read it because I'm obsessed with dragons.
Also, in his defence, at least its not the worst thing in exsistance....*cough*The movie*cough*


I went through an obsessed with dragons period of my literature reading. Read so many, now I am a bit of a dragon snob. There are a lot of terribly written fantasy pieces getting by the fact that dragons = Oh me yarm awesome!

Now I don't seem to read much but Dragonlance because I don't have much time for reading fantasy, but even if I did it wouldn't expand much beyond that.


I did read Eragon, but I'm a dragon snob too, and the fact that the author was around my own age was just too much :P

Have any of you read the Pern books by Anne McCaffrey? Now those are some dragons I can appreciate. :D

haha... I just found an old dragon story I wrote for school years ago... Be afraid!

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Klapaucius » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:37 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Today I learned that any car I drive is merely waiting for the opportune moment to catch fire.

have you ever read any stephanie plum novels? i think her average is one car per book, some have none, some have two or three.


In ninth grade I started a school of philosophy (which a pretty impressive number of people joined) which stated that any object could, hypothetically, combust at any moment. It was called Explosivism and it made everything fresh and interesting again for the two months we followed it.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby xndrew » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:00 am UTC

Today I learned it's often best to bite my tongue.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:11 am UTC

Marbas wrote:Today I learned why new-agers and the like tend to talk about "extra-dimensions" and "energy", while at the same time jabbering about phases of the moon, spirits, rituals, and oaths. It hit me like a mixed metaphor in an otherwise well-written novel!

They're afraid of mundanity.
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The world made so much more sense to me the day I figured that out.

Today I learned my Government teacher is really good at Rock Band. Oh, and the USA PATRIOT ACT is actually an acronym.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby nightlina » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:13 am UTC

xndrew wrote:Today I learned it's often best to bite my tongue.


I've learnt numerous times that that hurts. Tongue ulcers ftl :(

@ Mr.Beck and Marbas... That whole thing reminds me of Traci Harding's novels... she likes to tie in pan flutes and interdimensional travel... With taekwondo in there, too, for some weird reason. :D
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:40 am UTC

There are some really bizarre world records: http://fizzlechat.com/2008/10/16/the-mo ... d-records/
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby nightlina » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:05 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:There are some really bizarre world records: http://fizzlechat.com/2008/10/16/the-mo ... d-records/


....Impressive list.. I nearly made my friend lose his lunch with this :D
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:55 am UTC

You're welcome ;)
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby BigBoss » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:27 am UTC

Today I learned that what caused my trucks rear end to go out, could have been worse. It could have caused the rear axels to fly out the sides.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:37 am UTC

There are multiple types of clowns.
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Postby Torvaun » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:07 pm UTC

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:57 pm UTC

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Shakleton » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:58 pm UTC

Your grade is not necesseraly based on how well you do in a subject but on who you are.

I sit right next to ( well, actually left next to :mrgreen: ) a good friend of mine in English classes. I'm on an A, he's on an E. (And yes, I have attempted to give him lessons, and no he wouldn't let me). So, he had to hand in a written homework. When he got it back, he had a really nasty comment beneath it. The teacher wrote that the terminology and the grammatical correctness of the text were both not tolerable. Ouch. That hurts.

Well, I rushed over the text and didn't find it too bad. One ore two mistakes and some minor shortcomings but nothing that would be untolerable. Any one of you folks here would have understood it without problems. So I decided to test my teacher for a change. Luckily, I didn't do that homework that day and so I walked up to her today with the same text as my friend. Word. by. friggin. word. The two texts were identical. (Well, I left out the spelling mistakes for the obvious reason that they would blow my cover. But the comment was not about spelling mistakes.) And guess what my teacher said.

"Hmm, well, that seems very good [name]. Well done! Keep it up."

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaage! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Plasma Man » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:43 pm UTC

Today, I learned that I don't have hepatitis. Hurray!
Please note that despite the lovely avatar Sungura gave me, I am not a medical doctor.

Possibly my proudest moment on the fora.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ethraax » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:47 pm UTC

Plasma Man wrote:Today, I learned that I don't have hepatitis. Hurray!

Hooray.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby 3fj » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

ethraax wrote:
Plasma Man wrote:Today, I learned that I don't have hepatitis. Hurray!

Hooray.


Yes, lets definantly start a conversation on which colloquialized spelling is right.

Today i learned that scottish people (professors in this case) view swedish people as laid back. Is this true?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby segmentation fault » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:46 pm UTC

1) i can play snake via gmail.
2) snake destroys all productivity.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:27 pm UTC

Shakleton wrote:Your grade is not necesseraly based on how well you do in a subject but on who you are.

I sit right next to ( well, actually left next to :mrgreen: ) a good friend of mine in English classes. I'm on an A, he's on an E. (And yes, I have attempted to give him lessons, and no he wouldn't let me). So, he had to hand in a written homework. When he got it back, he had a really nasty comment beneath it. The teacher wrote that the terminology and the grammatical correctness of the text were both not tolerable. Ouch. That hurts.

Well, I rushed over the text and didn't find it too bad. One ore two mistakes and some minor shortcomings but nothing that would be untolerable. Any one of you folks here would have understood it without problems. So I decided to test my teacher for a change. Luckily, I didn't do that homework that day and so I walked up to her today with the same text as my friend. Word. by. friggin. word. The two texts were identical. (Well, I left out the spelling mistakes for the obvious reason that they would blow my cover. But the comment was not about spelling mistakes.) And guess what my teacher said.

"Hmm, well, that seems very good [name]. Well done! Keep it up."

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaage! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ACU-LP » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:56 am UTC

My boss is a really fucking bad liar.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:11 am UTC

Mine too. Economy my ass. You hired too many people and can't afford to pay them all. I watched it happen.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Goatboy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:14 am UTC

Today I learned what durian is like. Durian is the funkiest thing I have ever eaten. That is all.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Zak » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:15 am UTC

Today I learned that most of the people in my U.S. history class can't spot blatant propaganda.
*waggles eyebrows*

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Goatboy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:21 am UTC

Z.A.K wrote:Today I learned that most of the people in my U.S. history class can't spot blatant propaganda.
I can think of two reasons for this. If you mean they can't spot American propaganda, then it's likely because America is boss and the poster isn't lying. Besides, propaganda is something that the enemy does, not us.
If they can't spot propaganda for things that are not the US, it's because since the US is so awesome that it should be promoted, it stands to reason that other countries feel the same way.

My second hypothesis is less likely.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Zak » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:25 am UTC

Your first scenario is correct for most of them.

Some of them knew that the poster/cartoon/whatever was trying to manipulate them somehow, but couldn't really see why, or that that was the basically the definition of propaganda.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:42 am UTC

Is there is a specific example you could share with us?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby crowey » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:13 am UTC

3fj wrote:Today i learned that scottish people (professors in this case) view swedish people as laid back. Is this true?

I think brits in general view swedish people as laid back.
In general scandinavia=laid back.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby cyberia » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:32 am UTC

  • The Apple Store sells the midi keyboard I want to get so now I can buy it as a bundle with my new Macbook. (I wonder if I'll get a discount?)
  • Cat Power is very pleasant listening for a Saturday morning. Kinda like a less overwrought Tori Amos.
  • General Pants Co sells disposable Lomo camera.

Today has been a very learned day -_-
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Melannen » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:37 am UTC

- I'm losing my mind
- My job loves torment me
- I'm out of laundry detergent


Have I mentioned that I'm losing my mind?

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Gojoe » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:38 am UTC

I learned the art of MULTITASKING is not possible for some.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby nightlina » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:28 am UTC

Gojoe wrote:I learned the art of MULTITASKING is not possible for some.


they're called tabs :D
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby benjhuey » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:51 am UTC

I learned that my schedule is almost completely full today. So much for studying. :x
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