0800: "Beautiful Dream"

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0800: "Beautiful Dream"

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:00 am UTC

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Alt text: "Lucky. In MY dream, all the people who grew up loving The Giving Tree paired up with all the students who had weird dreams after reading The Metamorphosis. That one was more confusing."

It's about time Kafka came up, but those must be some whacky dreams.

I also just lost.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby squareroot » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:03 am UTC

Ehhm, the only thing I'm familiar with is "The Giving Tree". What is "The Metamorphosis", what are "The Rules", and what is "The Game"? (Besides the one you always lose...)
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby lingomaniac88 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:09 am UTC

squareroot wrote:Ehhm, the only thing I'm familiar with is "The Giving Tree". What is "The Metamorphosis", what are "The Rules", and what is "The Game"? (Besides the one you always lose...)

I think this is what he means by The Game:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game:_ ... up_Artists
I would imagine that The Rules might be the female counterpart.

It took me a minute or so to figure that out.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Lukeonia1 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:10 am UTC

While I have heard of "The Giving Tree" and "The Metamorphosis", I haven't read either of them. I have however, heard of The Game. Fortunately, Randall's Anti-Mindvirus worked very well for me.

What the crap are "The Rules" though? I've never heard of that one before.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:12 am UTC

The Metamorphosis (or Die Verwandlung, if you prefer the original German) is a long story/very short book by Franz Kafka. Like most of his work, it's rather strange--Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning
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as a giant insect, thus alienating his family and getting himself fired, and eventually dies of an infection after his father throws an apple at him--it gets lodged in his exoskeleton on his back and he can't get it out.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby glasnt » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:14 am UTC

Hehe, bed hair.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Dark567 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:15 am UTC

lingomaniac88 wrote:I would imagine that The Rules might be the female counterpart.

The rules is the female counterpart to the game, you are correct.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby cat27514 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:16 am UTC

It's about time Kafka came up, but those must be some whacky dreams.


I'm pretty sure he came up in this comic too: http://xkcd.com/798/ (kafkaesque)

Also, you spelt beautiful wrong in the thread title. :oops:

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby CorruptUser » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:22 am UTC

My sister has a copy of The Game. She only read it because she wanted to make it easier to spot the douches amongst us.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Unclevertitle » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:25 am UTC

After seeing "The Giving Tree" and "The Metamorphosis" in the same sentence my mind contemplated the wonder of 'Shenz Kafkarstein'. Then my brain gave up and told me that it's time to go to bed.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby skine » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:25 am UTC

For those not in the know, let me google that for you:

The Game, The Rules, The Giving Tree and The Metamorphosis.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby StClair » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:27 am UTC

Lovin' her bed hair.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby squareroot » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:34 am UTC

Thank you, everyone. :-D
Although I'm still sad that my thread on the awesome number 800 by, like, 30 seconds.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby picnic_crossfire » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:35 am UTC

Woo 800!
I don't get it, and I don't really care to.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Slavaa » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:36 am UTC

StClair wrote:Lovin' her bed hair.


Her?

...

OHGOD that's not a beard!

It's 1:34 am local time, gimme a break...

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby CorruptUser » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:43 am UTC

StClair wrote:Lovin' her bed hair.


Honestly, I hope the bed-hair look becomes the next "in" look, because I really hate it that women spend hundreds of dollars on things we guys, well, me guy, honestly do not care about.

But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby from canada » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:45 am UTC

She must still be dreaming cause the guy is levitating off his chair...

and in the last panel that table as begun to fuse with the floor

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Aster Selene » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:53 am UTC

Comic number 800 and he doesn't do anything epic.

It's too bad.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby lsdigit » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:03 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:
StClair wrote:Lovin' her bed hair.


Honestly, I hope the bed-hair look becomes the next "in" look, because I really hate it that women spend hundreds of dollars on things we guys, well, me guy, honestly do not care about.

But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.


What? where the hell were you in the 90's. it has been done, also, see the 70's punk scene, and also see the stone age. bed hair rocks i punned good
Also, I half expected a biggie for 800, but i guess the decimal system just set me up for disappointment
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Uninfinity » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:04 am UTC

Aster Selene wrote:Comic number 800 and he doesn't do anything epic.

It's too bad.
What are you talking about? Have you seen her hair? It's wild! :|

Also, The Giving Tree was awesome. I read it as a tyke and still own the book. Shel Silverstein is a god.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby tetromino » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:06 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:Honestly, I hope the bed-hair look becomes the next "in" look, because I really hate it that women spend hundreds of dollars on things we guys, well, me guy, honestly do not care about.

But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

Women spend hundreds of dollars on overpriced clothing and personal grooming that men - if they even notice - often don't care much about.
Men spend hundreds of dollars on overpriced gadgets and consumer electronics that women - if they even notice - often don't care much about.

Both behaviors are more about showing off to one's own gender (and satisfying the urge to consume drilled into us since childhood) than about attracting a mate of the opposite sex.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC

picnic_crossfire wrote:Woo 800!
I don't get it, and I don't really care to.
This times 800!

Also, Randall stole $20. And my self respect.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:15 am UTC

LucasBrown wrote:I also just lost.

You asshole!
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby joee » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:22 am UTC

There's a typo in the title of this thread.

I didn't find The Game that bad. It seemed to be mostly "be more confident". Some of the rest was stuff I was doing anyway. Mmmm, manipulating people >.>
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:27 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

And when that happens, who wins in the end? The stupid women who end up wasting $75 for a look their smarter peers got for free? I don't think so. :P
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Kyrn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:32 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

And when that happens, who wins in the end? The stupid women who end up wasting $75 for a look their smarter peers got for free? I don't think so. :P

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby from canada » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:33 am UTC

Kyrn wrote:
Steve the Pocket wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

And when that happens, who wins in the end? The stupid women who end up wasting $75 for a look their smarter peers got for free? I don't think so. :P

There are no winners, only losers.


A strange game.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Uninfinity » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:36 am UTC

Kyrn wrote:
Steve the Pocket wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

And when that happens, who wins in the end? The stupid women who end up wasting $75 for a look their smarter peers got for free? I don't think so. :P

There are no winners, only losers.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby tuckels » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:44 am UTC

Happy 800th!

I started reading the wikipedia article on The Rules, and I'm hoping to God it's some sort of horrible joke.

Some of my favourites:
Don't Stare at Men or Talk Too Much
Don't Meet Him Halfway or Go Dutch on a Date; Let Him Pay All Expenses For Activity
Don't Date a Married Man; If You Date A Man With Another Lover, Your Relationship Is Likely To Break Up In The Future
Men Are Not As Sensitive As Women; Do Not Be Afraid To Ask Personal Questions That Are Important To You
Some Loyalty May Be Required by The Woman
Don't Discuss The Rules with Your Therapist.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Tyr_oathkeeper » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:58 am UTC

That last one really jumps out at me. "Don't Discuss The Rules with Your Therapist."
That there's might suspicious.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby irongrunty » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:19 am UTC

FUCK I just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Icalasari » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:21 am UTC

Don't Discuss The Rules with Your Therapist.


...Yeah, The Rules must be a manual for a secret cult that only Therapists can stop

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:46 am UTC

from canada wrote:
Kyrn wrote:
Steve the Pocket wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:But someone will screw it up and salons will charge $75 to make your hair look like you just got out of bed. Just like you can spend extra to buy jeans that already have been torn to shreds for you.

And when that happens, who wins in the end? The stupid women who end up wasting $75 for a look their smarter peers got for free? I don't think so. :P

There are no winners, only losers.


A strange game.

It is much like the game I (by extenuation, you all, too) just lost
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby snowyowl » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:23 am UTC

So, we pair off all the women who are looking for their true love with all the men who are looking for a one-night stand?

...effectively ensuring few of them will ever have children and eliminating their genes from the gene pool. Sounds good to me. Unless I've made a dramatic miscalculation and Idiocracy is right. Nah, that can't be.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:44 am UTC

snowyowl wrote:So, we pair off all the women who are looking for their true love with all the men who are looking for a one-night stand?

No, we pair off women who only want the men who will do anything to get them with men who will do anything to get the women they want, thus ensuring that stuckup bitches and douchebag asshats mutually eliminate each other from the dating pool and leave only people who are genuinely interested in other people, rather than in the stupid rules of some stupid game.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Karilyn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:21 am UTC

tetromino wrote:Women spend hundreds of dollars on overpriced clothing and personal grooming that men - if they even notice - often don't care much about.
Men spend hundreds of dollars on overpriced gadgets and consumer electronics that women - if they even notice - often don't care much about.

Both behaviors are more about showing off to one's own gender (and satisfying the urge to consume drilled into us since childhood) than about attracting a mate of the opposite sex.

*yawns* It's less about showing off to anyone, and more about your self respect. Keeping yourself clean cut and nice looking is about having respect for your body and not neglecting it. It indicates that you value yourself, and have high self-esteem. I look nice for myself, because I have pride in myself.

That being said, I shop at outlet stores and goodwill. Nothing says I can't look my best, while also saving some money at the same time.
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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby keithc » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:27 am UTC

Tyr_oathkeeper wrote:That last one really jumps out at me. "Don't Discuss The Rules with Your Therapist."
That there's might suspicious.

First rule of The Rules is ... (OK, it's the last, but anyway). So The Rules is just Fight Club for girls. Hmm, actually, that works.

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Re: "Beatiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Postby Akinera » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:45 am UTC

keithc wrote:
Tyr_oathkeeper wrote:That last one really jumps out at me. "Don't Discuss The Rules with Your Therapist."
That there's might suspicious.

First rule of The Rules is ... (OK, it's the last, but anyway). So The Rules is just Fight Club for girls. Hmm, actually, that works.

Only a lot less entertaining, in my opinion at least.


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