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Title: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 25, 2007, 07:44:54 PM
If you have a thought that can't be worked into any likely conversation, here's were you post it.

For instance, it just occurred to me that if I found myself travelling back in time, I'd tell nothing but ridiculous lies about the future. I just wouldn't be able to help myself.
"Oh, the Atom Bomb? Well, I guess I wouldn't like it if someone dropped one on my town, but these days we're more worried about Eros Engines. Scientists figured out to extract pure love from baby booties, and used it to construct a device that makes the Hydrogen Bomb look like a firecracker. The mad, arrogant fools!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 25, 2007, 07:47:25 PM
So uh, you'll throw just about anything down for another notch on the ol' post counter, huh?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 25, 2007, 07:49:32 PM
I don't even know how he can go much farther than where he is now. Maybe he should start a civil war to make himself Emperor of the Round Table.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 25, 2007, 08:00:19 PM
If he starts a civil war, Im taking the side against him
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 25, 2007, 08:00:54 PM
Who wouldn't?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 25, 2007, 08:12:31 PM
What, you people don't have random thoughts? I'm sorry, I'm sure there's a place where you can get help for that.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Raven on October 25, 2007, 08:14:14 PM
I thought that "random thoughts" was every thread for Junkyard. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 25, 2007, 08:15:21 PM
Okay... true. Still, though. Nothing rattling around in your heads?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on October 25, 2007, 08:16:05 PM
I thought that "random thoughts" was every thread for Junkyard. 

Well, the title is "Completely Random Thoughts".  Perhaps these are the miscellaneous things he couldn't fit in anywhere else on the board?  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 25, 2007, 08:18:31 PM
Nothing but coherent, impeccably logical statement of facts streams through my data processors
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Raven on October 25, 2007, 08:34:19 PM
Okay... true. Still, though. Nothing rattling around in your heads?

Like the fact that I hate African American Jewish Hermaphrodites that stand exactly 5 ft 6 1/2 inches tall with lip rings that aren't made of pewter?  It's my one bit of racism that I allow myself. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 25, 2007, 08:38:07 PM
What do they call black people who live in Brittian?  African Europeans?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: YoohooRiffer on October 25, 2007, 08:41:43 PM
I'll support this thread.  I've got a few thoughts.

No one really listens anymore.  I don't know what happened.  Maybe it's people my age or in my situation but no one seems listen.  Everybody's too involved with their own affairs that when you try to have a meaningful conversation all they can do is talk about trivialities.  When you find a person who will listen, probably a close friend or relative, they continually make analogies to their own problems trying to make it seem like they know exactly what you're talking about.  It really pisses me off.  People need to shut up every once and awhile and just let others talk.  Don't claim to have the answer, don't belittle them with your example of what they're going through, don't interupt.  That's the easiest way to listen and it means a lot. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 25, 2007, 08:49:04 PM
See? Random thought that has forced me to consider how I conduct myself in day to day life.

Course' I've forgotten what he said in my haste to make a reply. Hope I haven't done anything ironic just now.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 25, 2007, 08:59:15 PM
I'll support this thread.  I've got a few thoughts.

No one really listens anymore.  I don't know what happened.  Maybe it's people my age or in my situation but no one seems listen.  Everybody's too involved with their own affairs that when you try to have a meaningful conversation all they can do is talk about trivialities.  When you find a person who will listen, probably a close friend or relative, they continually make analogies to their own problems trying to make it seem like they know exactly what you're talking about.  It really pisses me off.  People need to shut up every once and awhile and just let others talk.  Don't claim to have the answer, don't belittle them with your example of what they're going through, don't interupt.  That's the easiest way to listen and it means a lot. 


I know exactly what you mean.  It reminds me of this aimless, meandering story from my own life, which involves...

*45 paragraphs later*

...and then I told him that fishnet stockings just don't look as sexy on a Yak.  But did he listen?  Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 25, 2007, 09:31:43 PM
I was thinking about cell phone signals today for some reason. That, and hackers. I mean... people on the internet have cracked just about everything you can think of... including cell phones themselves. With all of the illegal stuff that people get up to with technology, why hasn't someone come up with a cell phone signal decoder, so they can pull down a 3G or Edge signal without having service? You'd think somebody would have figured out a way to do this by now.

Yes, that's right. I regularly have complex and detail-oriented random thoughts about techno-piracy, sometimes with little proto-ideas for a potential solution. What's it to you? :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 25, 2007, 10:34:04 PM
Random thoughts from today:

1) Why do they keep playing Saw 4 previews every two minutes on every channel I'm watching? Even TLC?
2) Wow. Hellraiser 2 was sure disapointing and confusing. Maybe I should watch Hellraiser one of these days and get the back story.
3) I should probably set up my art portfolio on a site other than Geocities. Damn my ignorance of HTML.
4) Ribs are hard to eat.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 25, 2007, 10:48:03 PM
I plan to convert a future house of mine to run off of energy efficient solar systems and other green hippie shit, not because it's better for the environment but because at this moment I assume it's cheaper. To balance my carbon output, I plan to convert my vehicles to run off coal.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on October 26, 2007, 02:15:52 AM
What do they call black people who live in Brittian?  African Europeans?

We - and they - call themselves black.  Or English. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 26, 2007, 06:39:04 AM
wich is why I find it ridiculous that people here insist on calling black people African Americans like it is more correct.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 26, 2007, 06:45:34 AM
You know, I have never ACTUALLY heard anyone refer to a black person who was born or lives in Canada as an "African Canadian." We usually just say black here, too - nobody seems to be getting their panties in a twist about it, either. In Nova Scotia, there is actually a program called the "Black Business Initiative" to help increase awareness of diversity in business, or some shit. Strangely, I have actually heard a couple of black Canadians refer to themselves as African Americans as well. When I asked one of them where in the states he was from (hoping to start up a conversation about home), he looked at me like I was retarded, and said, "I was born in Toronto." People are weird. :)

Random thought of the moment: say whatever you want about Nigeria. That accent is fucking SEXY.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 07:40:36 AM
Remember that crazy dude that wanted to send a letter bomb to Bjork? His stated reason was because "she is in a relationship with an African American" .

Except the bloke she was going out with was former dental student and dance music behemoth Goldie who hails (in a roundabout way)from Wolverhampton just up the road from my home town Stratford-upon-Avon.

Kind of reminds me of the stand up talking about an American on the shores of Senegal and muttering "look at all the minorities!" :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 26, 2007, 11:01:57 AM

   I recall, during the whole French hating thing a few years ago, my Mother stating that someone tried to call her a "Franco American" because of her ethnicity of being part French Huguenot. She said she jumped down their throat, not because of the PC label in of itself (though she also thought that was stupid as hell), but because it made her sound like a can of spaghetti sauce.

  Is it wrong to wish that people, if they're actually born in America, would just call themselves Americans? Because if we're labeling ourselves according to our various ethnicities, then those of us from more than five different ethnic sources are doomed.

 "Hi! I'm Tyrant!! I'm a Semetic-Russian-Franco-English-Irish-Scotch-Native American!!!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 11:10:36 AM
For me it would be "Hi, I'm Junkyard, and I'm an Italian-Luxenbergian-German-Spanish-English-French-Irish-Native American."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on October 26, 2007, 11:13:49 AM
Hi! I'm mrbasehart.  I'm English. 

...

Doesn't quite work here... :)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 11:14:29 AM
Well I like to switch between my ethnicities. If I'm feeling full of joi-de-vive I emphasise the Irish but if I want to feel mysterious I like to side with the Romany. And then of course I open my mouth and people assume I'm minor aristocracy from the Home Counties. :D

My missus is Polish and Jewish so our kids with have 4 greatly artistic though paradoxically despised bloods running through their veins.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 26, 2007, 11:16:40 AM

 "Hi! I'm Tyrant!! I'm a Semetic-Russian-Franco-English-Irish-Scotch-Native American!!!"

WOW! You're part alcohol!  Thats awesome!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 26, 2007, 11:18:19 AM

 "Hi! I'm Tyrant!! I'm a Semetic-Russian-Franco-English-Irish-Scotch-Native American!!!"

WOW! You're part alcohol!  Thats awesome!

  And now I fear for my life when I attend the Rifftrax meet next year. Thanks for pointing this out to everyone on the forum, Sideswipe!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 11:18:52 AM
Oh thanks Swipe for pointing that out, Tyrant if you respected your partial Scottish ancestry you'd never refer to it as "Scotch". C'mon where's your pride? :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 26, 2007, 11:21:39 AM
Oh thanks Swipe for pointing that out, Tyrant if you respected your partial Scottish ancestry you'd never refer to it as "Scotch". C'mon where's your pride? :D

  Hey, I've got a long enough ethnic category without having to include that extra syllable.  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on October 26, 2007, 11:29:15 AM
I think they are referring to the use of Scotch instead of just Scot.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 11:31:59 AM
Yes Scot is acceptable.

Kind of like how in the states Oriental is acceptable for objects but not people.

Scotch pancakes are fine, Scotch bloke is a wee bit inflammatory. :o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 11:36:05 AM
You know, it just occured to me that my doctor has never actually cured me of or treated me for anything sucsessfully. Everything either goes away or sticks around. Most of it, it turns out, was just a result of anxiety. Even just recently, when I went to him for an infected burn. He gave me some antibiotic pills that spent 4 days not doing squat, and then, one night, I decide to put a bandage over the wound with a little disenfectant, and next morning,

WARNINGWARNINGWARNING REALLY GROSS SENTINCE AHEAD

the bandage has absorbed a disturbing amount of puss, and half my infection's gone. I do the same thing last night, and now all I have is a small rim of redness around the burn.
The doctor gets paid a crap load to give me useless pills, and I accidentally heal myself with humoral medicine. Sigh.

Again, sorry for getting gross, but seriously.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 11:40:11 AM
Go take a salt water bath, that's what helped my knee heal nice and quick.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 11:41:25 AM
Thanks, but.... wouldn't that hurt like a son of a bitch?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 11:46:29 AM
I'm not suggesting heavily concentrated saline. Pour 1/4-1/2 cup of kosher salt in the bath then run the water till the bath is full.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 12:00:25 PM
I've never had a wound like Junkyard describes get infected, and I'm at a loss for any explaination other than that he doesn't have enough meat in his diet.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 12:00:45 PM
That would be your answer.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:03:17 PM
Well simplistic as it sounds, that might actually have something to do with it. Depending on how high in simple carbohydrates Junkyard's diet is, which potentially can be higher in an all vegetarian diet. The higher the sugar content the easier it is to produce inflammation.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 12:06:56 PM
And it's not for lack of trying, either! I mean... I pick at my wounds like a 5 year old. I rub Sour Skittle powder into them just to see what happens and note dispassionately the various kinds of agony it produces. Though I will make carefully sure not to let chili powder into an open wound again...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:11:14 PM
Ah now Capsaicin probably does you good for all the pain it initially causes. In some ways the Calvinists were on to something. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 12:11:54 PM
Well simplistic as it sounds, that might actually have something to do with it. Depending on how high in simple carbohydrates Junkyard's diet is, which potentially can be higher in an all vegetarian diet. The higher the sugar content the easier it is to produce inflammation.

Yeah, I like my sweets, I like my bread. Hmmm...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 12:14:44 PM
Fascinating. And to think I was just harassing him....

Junkyard! Eat more jerky!

Although, my diet has large amounts of carbohydrates and sugars in it, too... I mostly live on meat, bread, dairy products and Mountain Dew.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:16:20 PM
I love bread too, though I used to love white bread (not wonder bread but like rustic loaves made with white bread flour) it simply doesn't cut it any more I need whole wheat and rye.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 26, 2007, 12:21:43 PM
  
Yeah, I like my sweets, I like my bread. Hmmm...

You can try rubbing raw meat into the wound. It'd be fun to see what happens then.  ;)

   I've found that home remedies will do the trick at least 90% of the time for most illnesses/injuries. Having just got out of a job at a medical clinic, I can truthfully say that doctors are paid enormous amounts of money just to stick a thermometer in your mouth to tell you that you're sick. Which you already knew anyway. Too many people go on too many antibiotics for issues that, given enough time, will resolve themselves. Taking certain precautions will also prevent those dreaded secondary infections.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 12:28:42 PM
My dad had recently got an infected wound on his ring finger, and he was a hair from losing said apendage. Still doesn't work right for him. So I'm a little paranoid about such things.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:33:00 PM
Ever have a blood glucose test?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 12:34:40 PM
No, actually. I should mention, this is the first infection I've gotten. This was just a rather big burn, near a joint, you know?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 12:35:01 PM
Ever have a blood glucose test?

[yt=425,350]7KPAwmWm7No[/yt]

On an appropriately random note, does anyone know how my name would be pronounced now that it has the umlaut over the second "a"?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:40:06 PM
No, actually. I should mention, this is the first infection I've gotten. This was just a rather big burn, near a joint, you know?

Yes but I was thinking of your father as well, I wondered if there was a propensity toward pre-diabetes which would lead to a high fasting glucose and which would inturn lead to inflamation/infection. What degree of burn was it?
On an appropriately random note, does anyone know how my name would be pronounced now that it has the umlaut over the second "a"?

Something vaugely like Rob the Bar-Beer-ian
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 12:43:07 PM
Hmmm... Not sure. Probably second.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:52:10 PM
I love this thread.

Here are the three degrees.

(http://wildiris3.securesites.net/cms_prod/files/course/183/EMTB5_fig6.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 12:54:35 PM
Lovely.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 12:55:57 PM
Isn't it? You should see the STD book they made us read in school. I'll tell you there's no better contraceptive. :o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 12:59:06 PM
Even sledgehammer to the groin? And yeah, 2nd.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 01:00:01 PM
It was sort of a sledghammer to the libido, it's more effective and certainly less messy
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 01:00:50 PM
I'll tell you there's no better contraceptive. :o
Even sledgehammer to the groin?


Sitting next to a screaming baby in a restaurant makes all kinds of contraception looks nice, especially the retroactive kind.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on October 26, 2007, 01:33:26 PM
No, actually. I should mention, this is the first infection I've gotten. This was just a rather big burn, near a joint, you know?

Yes but I was thinking of your father as well, I wondered if there was a propensity toward pre-diabetes which would lead to a high fasting glucose and which would inturn lead to inflamation/infection. What degree of burn was it?
On an appropriately random note, does anyone know how my name would be pronounced now that it has the umlaut over the second "a"?

Something vaugely like Rob the Bar-Beer-ian

I only took German for a couple of school year awhile back, but don't you flatten out the "a" sound so it becomes an "ahh"?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 01:41:02 PM
If that's true, I could put the umlaut over the first a and the word would be pronounced normally... and that would be kind of funny.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 26, 2007, 01:55:58 PM
Yes, I believe you make a flattened sound, which marks the "barbarian" part of your name sound almost Bostonian in my mind. ;)

And Junkyard, you really ought to take Tripe's advice and have a salt bath. It does wonders for infected cuts and burns. As long as the wound is not open to the point of bleeding, it usually doesn't hurt at all... but the salt really works a treat to help the flesh mend. When my brother was about 10, he got a real nasty cut on his heel, about 2 inches across and a half inch deep while we were on vacation in Texas. He was complaining about the pain and the burning left behind for a good 4 or 5 days, and the medicine the doctors gave him didn't do anything. Then on the 6th day or so, we went swimming in the Gulf, and within 2 hours, he said the pain was gone. That warm, salty water is a miracle worker, I tell you.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 01:59:39 PM
I was going with the Scandinavian umlauted a which gives a sort of ae sound like in Caeser.

But yes the German one would be flattened, Germans are boring ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2007, 02:32:39 PM
Just a thought after watching The Film Crew's Hollywood After Dark.....

After all the bitching during MST3K about men being "splayed" in movies....what's the first thing Bill does when they sit down for the conference call with the Boss?

 ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 02:34:34 PM
That's a damn sexy avatar. Can't get more random that that :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 26, 2007, 03:08:07 PM
Okay, here's a random thought.  Anyone ever tried to make their own barbecue sauce?  I did a few weeks ago.  I started out with ketchup, honey, and house seasoning.  Then I added some liquid smoke, soy sauce, and some english prime rib rub.  It ended up being pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 03:09:45 PM
Sounds nice aside from the liquid smoke.

Never made barbecue sauce, have made a great number of trifles from scratch though.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 26, 2007, 03:14:49 PM
Okay, here's a random thought.  Anyone ever tried to make their own barbecue sauce?  I did a few weeks ago.  I started out with ketchup, honey, and house seasoning.  Then I added some liquid smoke, soy sauce, and some english prime rib rub.  It ended up being pretty tasty.

People in my family always have.

I make my own bbq sauce, tartar sauce and Russian (and some times other kinds of) Dressing.  Even used to make my own mayonaise at one time but that got boring.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 26, 2007, 03:22:06 PM
Okay, here's a random thought.  Anyone ever tried to make their own barbecue sauce?  I did a few weeks ago.  I started out with ketchup, honey, and house seasoning.  Then I added some liquid smoke, soy sauce, and some english prime rib rub.  It ended up being pretty tasty.

You need to talk with Grillslinger.  He is a grilling machine
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on October 26, 2007, 03:36:32 PM
How the hell do you liquify smoke?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 26, 2007, 03:37:23 PM
magic
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 26, 2007, 03:41:53 PM
I refuse to use store-bought seasonings and sauces, because they use too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and sugar. I make all of my own instead. My friends and family are always asking about my Kung Pao sauce in particular. Sweet and spicy - is there any better combination?

The *only* exception I make to my no-store-bought-spices is that I will buy garam masala from the organic food store in town, because they don't use any preservatives and it's a pain to get some of the raw ingredients in our province, where we're predominantly a small-town environment here.

Ever made your own ketchup from scratch? If you've never had home-made ketchup, you must try it sometime. You don't know what you're missing using that store-bought stuff. If you're interested, check out this ketchup recipe (http://www.foodtv.ca/recipes/recipedetails.aspx?dishid=4593) on foodtv.ca for a good starting recipe, then modify to suit your own tastes. Yum.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 26, 2007, 04:11:33 PM
I used to be like you, Chaos. But like most women after cooking for so many years, I got tired and lazy and started using shortcuts whenever I could. When we married, Pak started learning how to cook and he's still in the "Wow, this is awesome! I'm going to make everything from scratch!!" stage. I fully expect him to try that ketchup recipe.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 26, 2007, 04:36:00 PM
You won't be disappointed. Bob Blumer ("the surreal gourmet") is kind of a dipshit, but his non-surreal recipes (i.e. the ones that aren't breakfast food that looks like a desert, or vice versa) are top notch.

Incidentally, I take shortcuts, just not with spices and sauces... because I can make a giant batch that lasts for 3-4 months in one go, for way less money than I would spend on a little spice bottle or thing of ketchup from the store that would last 2-3 weeks. I've been cooking for over 20 years (though granted my cooking was less complicated when I was younger), and I never get tired of it, but that's probably because it's my passion. Even as a poor bachelor, I still experimented with flavour combinations, within the confines of what I could afford to buy. My passion for cooking came from watching my grandmother make good old fashioned home made southern food, and *most* of what I do comes from stuff I've come up with on my own, sometimes supported lightly by things I've seen on cooking shows (heavily modified to suit our own tastes).

My wife does most of the everyday cooking nowadays, since I'm busy with work, a few side projects, and now gearing up to start courses for a professional certification. Her food is fantastic, and her skills at baking bread, sweets, and treats frankly put mine to shame, but she doesn't have the same love for experimentation with flavours as I do, so we end up with a few "basic" ingredients coming from the store despite my personal tastes... but whenever I have the time to get in front of the stove, I always make sure it's an adventure. The main benefit of this (other than lots of great tasting and healthy food) is that our daughter has a very diverse taste as well, and we usually don't have any problems getting her to try out new things, and eat lots of different healthy choices.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on October 26, 2007, 06:02:19 PM
How the hell do you liquify smoke?

You need a REALLY cold fire.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 26, 2007, 06:13:11 PM
Even used to make my own mayonaise at one time but that got boring.

I make my own mayo all the time, and you're right it does get boring.   :rimshot:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 26, 2007, 06:38:19 PM
Even used to make my own mayonaise at one time but that got boring.

I make my own mayo all the time, and you're right it does get boring.   :rimshot:

It's much less boring if you have someone to make the mayo with you. :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 26, 2007, 07:49:41 PM
Yeah, maybe Leader 1 will help you
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 07:57:59 PM
What gets into some people? I'm working in the deli, and up walks this lady wanting some cold cuts. Normal looking woman, a bit heavy, child in tow. And as I ask her what her what she wants, she's picking around inside her mouth with her finger. I look back at her a few seconds later to vewrify the cut, and she's digging in her ear! I avoided looking at her after that, for fear that she'd have her finger up her damn ass. She does this in front of her kid, in the middle of the Piggly Wiggly.
If she ever yells at that kid to stop picking his nose, I hope whoever is nearby knows her well enough to give her a good solid slap.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 08:51:45 PM
How the hell do you liquify smoke?

In much the same way you make whiskey  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_smoke)

And i henceforth reverse my earlier comment about "except the liquid smoke" I'd always assumed it was nasty artificial chemicals; apparently it's simply nasty natural ingredients and therefore I might have to give it a go sometimes.

As to Junkyard's story, my father once went to a town hall meeting and one of the other attendees paused midway through something she was saying to hoist one leg off the seat and let rip with a window trembling fart. I swear some people were born in a barn.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 08:58:08 PM
I used to use liquid smoke back when I first started grilling. I found a little bottle of the stuff in the back of the pantry someone used probably once and started sprinkling it directly on the coals. I forget what kind of smoke it was, but it made the food taste so sweet.. of course since then I've just been throwing hunks of real wood on there.

Hehe. Farting. I have a friend who can fart pretty much on command, and he used to have fun with. He'd open the door to a room we were all in, stick his ass in and let one rip, then hold the door shut. If someone big was in the room he'd brace his back on the wall behind him and put both feet on the door.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 09:02:32 PM
On the smoke thing: that's why i want to build a proper barbecue pit and get tons of fruit tree wood to flavor the meat.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 09:05:00 PM
Grabbing a couple dudes and some shovels and digging a barbeque pit in my back yard in front of all the young upwardly-mobile families would do wonders for my mood.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2007, 09:10:34 PM
If there are any foodies amongst them you may find them all into it since it's a nice authentic sort of cuisine. Not sure you'd like them waffling about the food you were trying to cook.

"Oh Tarquin, this is delightful, Mr Barbarian is digging a bar-a-kee-u pit, he such a salt of the earth type"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on October 26, 2007, 09:18:55 PM
I still wanna build one of these:

(http://www.ntscblog.com/images/fullsize/smoker_disa.jpg)

I've got everything except the clay pots.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 09:57:31 PM
Why the hell are my fingers always so goddamn cold!?

Raaagrhg!

And does anyone have tips for how to get Bic pen ink out of a carpet?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 26, 2007, 10:08:41 PM
Ink out of a carpet? Kerosine and a match, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 26, 2007, 10:09:09 PM
Eh. At least it'll be fun.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mike5150 on October 26, 2007, 11:35:33 PM
Random thoughts from today:

1) Why do they keep playing Saw 4 previews every two minutes on every channel I'm watching? Even TLC?
2) Wow. Hellraiser 2 was sure disapointing and confusing. Maybe I should watch Hellraiser one of these days and get the back story.
3) I should probably set up my art portfolio on a site other than Geocities. Damn my ignorance of HTML.
4) Ribs are hard to eat.


heres the best I can do  1) to make sure some jackass doesnt go see saw 4 without renting saw 1 thru 3 so he dont find 4 disapointing and confusing:)   2) I think I already covered that in 1, lets hope he doesnt make the same  mistake as the makers of the Godfather, and ruin this classic movie with a three......3) I really have nothing,   I'd love to see your art:)  arent geocities those crystally rocks?    4) and most important,......try eating the meat between the ribs, the ribs themselves will break your teeth
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 27, 2007, 06:37:23 AM
Why the hell are my fingers always so goddamn cold!?

Raynaud's disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynauds)?

And does anyone have tips for how to get Bic pen ink out of a carpet?

(http://img.nextag.com/image/Woolite-Oxy-Deep-Spot/1/000/005/073/130/507313090.jpg)
Worked a treat when my paperanian decided to eat a pen on the carpet. I need perhaps 5 applications but it go rid of the stain completely.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 27, 2007, 08:17:02 AM
[  arent geocities those crystally rocks?   

Those are geodes.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on October 27, 2007, 12:40:46 PM
[  arent geocities those crystally rocks?   

Those are geodes.
Aren't those complete sets of chromsomes?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 27, 2007, 12:43:12 PM
Nah, that's a Giotto
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 27, 2007, 12:48:16 PM
Nah, that's a Giotto

No, those are those monks that Servo dressed up as in that one episode.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 27, 2007, 12:50:38 PM
Isn't that a kind of donut?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mike5150 on October 27, 2007, 12:55:03 PM
Nah, that's a Giotto
I thought that was some sort of an ice cream
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 27, 2007, 12:56:35 PM
Either a cheese-filled pasta shell or a kind of Italian coffee.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on October 27, 2007, 12:57:17 PM
Nah, that's a Giotto
I thought that was some sort of an ice cream

That's Gelato. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 27, 2007, 01:20:11 PM
No, that was the guy who made Pinnochio
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 27, 2007, 01:52:06 PM
No, that was Gerard Depardieu.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 27, 2007, 01:58:22 PM
No, that was the president who was in a wheelchair. You're thinking of Jason Alexander.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mike5150 on October 27, 2007, 02:21:58 PM
No, that was the president who was in a wheelchair. You're thinking of Jason Alexander.
THIRD BASE  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 27, 2007, 05:25:22 PM
No, that was the president who was in a wheelchair. You're thinking of Jason Alexander.

Which one?  The one that married Britiney Spears or the one who slapped Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 27, 2007, 06:15:03 PM
Anyone who cause physical harm to Julia Roberts is a friend of mine
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 27, 2007, 10:36:18 PM
You know, sometimes I wish I could point my mom to this forum, or others like it.  Especially when she goes into one of her "It's not normal for a 24 year old man to spend all day online" lectures.  Then I could show her that, if anything, I probably spend less of my time online than some of the people who post here.  No offense.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 27, 2007, 11:57:57 PM
Yeah, thats why I moved out of my mom's house.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 01:43:42 AM
Your mom's basement doesn't count as moving out.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2007, 06:27:31 AM
go to hell
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 06:33:50 AM
You want me to move in with you into your mom's basement?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2007, 06:50:31 AM
no, you can stay in your own mom's basement, until you go to Klingon Camp next summer.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 06:52:46 AM
Ouch man!   ???
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 28, 2007, 07:54:10 AM
no, you can stay in your own mom's basement, until you go to Klingon Camp next summer.

At least you admit he's able to learn new things....    :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 09:53:57 AM
Sideswipe, Hab SoSlI' Quch!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2007, 10:03:09 AM
No habla Klingon.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 10:05:08 AM
No habla Klingon.

Your mother has a smooth forehead!   Hab SoSlI' Quch! (Note: this is a powerful insult; don't say it to friends.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 28, 2007, 10:38:08 AM
This thread's "sad nerd" factor rocketed up WAY faster than usual just there.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2007, 11:25:09 AM
And once again its all Amy's fault
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 11:28:44 AM
I'd like to thank my parents and Google!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2007, 11:33:45 AM
Honorable mention to wikipedia
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 28, 2007, 01:16:07 PM

  New random thought for today: Who is the nerdiest person on the forum?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 28, 2007, 02:01:00 PM
"Nerd" is in the eye of the beholder.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2007, 02:21:21 PM

  New random thought for today: Who is the nerdiest person on the forum?

That might deserve its own thread.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 28, 2007, 02:23:05 PM

  New random thought for today: Who is the nerdiest person on the forum?

That might deserve its own thread.

Yeah but whom ever starts that thread IS the nerdiest.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 28, 2007, 02:31:54 PM

  New random thought for today: Who is the nerdiest person on the forum?

That might deserve its own thread.

Yeah but whom ever starts that thread IS the nerdiest.

You say that like it's a bad thing, poser. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on October 28, 2007, 06:05:44 PM

  New random thought for today: Who is the nerdiest person on the forum?

Well, this

(http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04118.jpg)

is one of my most prized possessions. Not because it's a Batmobile, but because shortly after I received it as a gift, it was recalled for safety issues.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 28, 2007, 06:08:40 PM
What are the issues? I mean I see some potentially sharp edges but please tell me it was something cooler/stupider.

I love safety recalls based on the stupidity of users. Like the one on cribs recently: where if the consumer ignored the instructions and placed the side panel upside down then the crib became dangerous.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 28, 2007, 06:10:38 PM
WHY DID THEY HAVE TO BUILD A TOY POWERED BY A FUSION ENGINE?! OH, THE CHILDREN! WHY, GOD, WHY?!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on October 28, 2007, 06:22:12 PM
What are the issues? I mean I see some potentially sharp edges but please tell me it was something cooler/stupider.


No, it was the stupid pointy tail fins.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 28, 2007, 06:25:02 PM
Aww boo!

I was hoping for a reissue with the warning " Not to be used as a marital aid" or something.

Then again those spikes are rather interestingly shaped...

Incidentally why do Bats and Robin have a separate compartment each, is the Ghost of Dr. Fredric Wertham haunting the design studio?

I realize that allusion may have won me the award of nerdiest forum member.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 28, 2007, 06:34:12 PM
What are the issues? I mean I see some potentially sharp edges but please tell me it was something cooler/stupider.

I love safety recalls based on the stupidity of users. Like the one on cribs recently: where if the consumer ignored the instructions and placed the side panel upside down then the crib became dangerous.

You may scoff, but one of my online friends had one of those cribs for her baby, and it collapsed while the baby was in it.  Although the reason hers collapsed was from an unrelated issue to the recall, so she wasn't able to get a refund on it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 28, 2007, 06:38:05 PM
Speaking of recalls, CUB SCOUTS OF AMERICA fell victim to a recent product recall, when a specific line of plastic merit badges was found to contain inappropriate levels of lead paint.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08018.html

You've got to admire a country that even farms out the production of nationalistic insignias to other countries. Or, not. :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on October 28, 2007, 06:46:17 PM
Speaking of recalls, CUB SCOUTS OF AMERICA fell victim to a recent product recall, when a specific line of plastic merit badges was found to contain inappropriate levels of lead paint.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08018.html

You've got to admire a country that even farms out the production of nationalistic insignias to other countries. Or, not. :P
Not to mention the country that (They're afraid) will be sticking their badges in their mouth. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on October 28, 2007, 06:50:59 PM
Speaking of recalls, CUB SCOUTS OF AMERICA fell victim to a recent product recall, when a specific line of plastic merit badges was found to contain inappropriate levels of lead paint.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08018.html

You've got to admire a country that even farms out the production of nationalistic insignias to other countries. Or, not. :P
Not to mention the country that (They're afraid) will be sticking their badges in their mouth. :^)

I don't know about you, but I like to have a taste of whatever honor someone presents me with.  Mmm, awards...someday I'll be a famous actor and I can't wait to see if those Oscars really are chocolate!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on October 28, 2007, 07:23:35 PM
Aww boo!

I was hoping for a reissue with the warning " Not to be used as a marital aid" or something.

Then again those spikes are rather interestingly shaped...

Incidentally why do Bats and Robin have a separate compartment each, is the Ghost of Dr. Fredric Wertham haunting the design studio?


No such luck (although it IS the gayest Batmobile ever); Robin's compartment slides out to become its own mini-vehicle.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 28, 2007, 07:28:28 PM
Speaking of recalls, CUB SCOUTS OF AMERICA fell victim to a recent product recall, when a specific line of plastic merit badges was found to contain inappropriate levels of lead paint.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08018.html

You've got to admire a country that even farms out the production of nationalistic insignias to other countries. Or, not. :P
Not to mention the country that (They're afraid) will be sticking their badges in their mouth. :^)

I don't know about you, but I like to have a taste of whatever honor someone presents me with.  Mmm, awards...someday I'll be a famous actor and I can't wait to see if those Oscars really are chocolate!

Billy Crystal: Why are there teeth marks on your Oscar?
RoninFox: I thought there was chocolate inside.
Billy: *blank look*
Ronin: Well, why was it wrapped in foil?
Billy: It was never wrapped in foil!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 29, 2007, 12:36:45 AM

  New random thought for today: Who is the nerdiest person on the forum?

That might deserve its own thread.

Yeah but whom ever starts that thread IS the nerdiest.

  Well, I know I'm not qualified. I may be able to hold my own in a Kirk vs Picard debate, list all the Transformers off the top of my head released between ,84-88 without cheating, and have played a few rpgs in my day,  but I'm also married, own my own house, and am not smart enough to be a true nerd.

   Another random thought/question: Did Furries evolve from Egyptian Gods and Goddesses?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Minnesota on October 29, 2007, 02:30:54 AM
nerdy about some things ... sometimes I'll choose watching sports over hanging out, making me a bit of a sports nerd. I have 3 video game consoles hooked up to my TV with dozens of games for each, making me a bit of a video game nerd. I have hundreds of DVDs making me a bit of a movie nerd. I spend a lot of time on 'the net' making me a bit of a computer nerd.

HOWEVER; I lose some credibility below
-never been to a convention of any sort. -never read books -suck at math -never seen an episode of Transformers -never seen an episode of Star Trek (besides TNG) - hate vampire movies - dislike most RPGs - don't read comics (though will pick them up on a rare ocassion)- never seen, touched, or smelled a Magic the Gathering card in my life
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on October 29, 2007, 06:18:24 AM
   Another random thought/question: Did Furries evolve from Egyptian Gods and Goddesses?

Interesting theory.  Even if it isn't true though, I'm sure they'd love to adopt it as their credo.  Anything not to seem like what they like is TOO weird and random.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 29, 2007, 06:29:40 AM
   Another random thought/question: Did Furries evolve from Egyptian Gods and Goddesses?

Interesting theory.  Even if it isn't true though, I'm sure they'd love to adopt it as their credo.  Anything not to seem like what they like is TOO weird and random.

I'm going to say a closer mythological set to Furries are the Japanese Kitsune (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on October 29, 2007, 06:30:36 AM
   Another random thought/question: Did Furries evolve from Egyptian Gods and Goddesses?

Interesting theory.  Even if it isn't true though, I'm sure they'd love to adopt it as their credo.  Anything not to seem like what they like is TOO weird and random.

I'm going to say a closer mythological set to Furries are the Japanese Kitsune (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune)

As a lover of all Kitsune stories, I'll say you're on to something too.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 29, 2007, 06:37:02 AM
Because the Egyptian dieties were generally held in awe and separate from humanity while the Kitsune had a much closer and *ahem* intimate relationship with humans.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on October 29, 2007, 02:35:47 PM
An excellent point, those Japanese Foxes could get very naughty.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 29, 2007, 02:36:35 PM
I think I understand...








Rednecks raping Japanese foxes.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 29, 2007, 02:49:42 PM
Why don't we all just agree here and now that Japanese people are weird.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on October 29, 2007, 02:50:16 PM
Oh, that's been well established already.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on October 29, 2007, 02:52:01 PM
Why don't we all just agree here and now that Japanese people are weird.

  But it's usually a good weird. And they're so enthusiastic about their weirdness.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 29, 2007, 02:54:26 PM
Yeah, ask my grandpa about kamakazi pilots.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on October 29, 2007, 03:00:30 PM
Yeah, ask my grandpa about kamakazi pilots.

Congratulations, you just brought the thread crashing to the ground. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 29, 2007, 03:04:31 PM
Yeah, ask my grandpa about kamakazi pilots.

Congratulations, you just brought the thread crashing to the ground. ;)

My grandpa was a gunner's mate in the Navy.  They brought a lot of stuff crashing to the ground.  He'd be proud.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 29, 2007, 03:05:52 PM
Oh.  I was going to suggest that perhaps your grandpa saw that one sketch Douglas Adams wrote that was about a kamikaze pilot about to go on his 19th mission.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 29, 2007, 05:40:03 PM
He must not have been good at his job
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 29, 2007, 05:46:40 PM
He must not have been good at his job

Did this Go-bot talk smack about my grandpa?   :angry:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on October 29, 2007, 05:58:12 PM
Not a Go Bot, you meat sack.  If your Grandpa is a kamikaze pilot about to go on his 19th mission, then yes.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: pyro on October 29, 2007, 08:08:58 PM
Just remembered one of the previews from the 24 Horror-thon a few minutes ago......  it was for a double feature of Rosemary's Baby and The Odd Couple, and it even had the voice over preview of both of them so the guy's talking really grimly and then goes on to talk about the wacky antics of the situational problems
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on October 29, 2007, 08:11:48 PM
We need to find a way to mix those 2 films.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on October 29, 2007, 11:45:24 PM
Now what's the difference between Rosemary's Baby and The Omen?  I've never seen either of them, but aren't they both about the antichrist?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 30, 2007, 04:49:07 AM
In The Omen the realization that Damien is the Antichrist is due to the events surrounding the boy as he grows up. In Rosemary's Baby it's the dawning horror that she's carrying the Antichrist.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 30, 2007, 06:32:05 AM
Rosemary's Baby is much better!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 30, 2007, 06:42:18 AM
It's certainly more artfully filmed. The Dakota apartments never looked so sinister.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 30, 2007, 07:19:38 AM
I think Rosemary's Baby is scarier because you don't know whether she is going crazy.  So the whole movie you don't really take a strong stand on her side.  Then when you get to the point where you know she isn't crazy, it's too late. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 30, 2007, 09:09:49 PM
Rosemary's Baby was boring as hell.  It didn't have enough story for the length of the movie.  It only did as well as it did at the box office because the Catholic Church put it on it's "banned" list.....which of course made everyone want to see it.  Besides, it only works if you don't know what it's about before you see it.

The Omen isn't that good either.  Seriously, even in the '70's you checked out a nanny who was going to live in your house and take charge of your kid.  And we're supposed to believe that only one housekeeper and an Ambassador's wife took care of that mansion?  Please.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on October 30, 2007, 09:14:20 PM
I didn't watch it in the theater (don't think I was born yet), but I loved it.  I watched it without knowing what it was about.  It's not a movie I would watch over and over and over again, but it's not boring.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 30, 2007, 09:45:51 PM
I didn't watch it in the theater (don't think I was born yet), but I loved it.  I watched it without knowing what it was about.  It's not a movie I would watch over and over and over again, but it's not boring.
I wasn't old enough to see it in the theater either....but I remember the Mad magazine version.  Ten times more entertaining, it turned out.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 02, 2007, 06:37:02 AM
If God had a sense of humor, wouldn't it be beyond our intelligence to grasp it?  Or is humor relegated to Satan's domain?

I always found Hell a lot more interesting of a place than heaven.  I mean, seriously, how much sitting relaxing on clouds can you possibly do?  At least in Hell stuff is always happening.  Satan is always coming up with new and ingenius ways of punishing us.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 06:49:31 AM
Honestly if there is an afterlife I think it's some sort of combo of the Summerlands and the Muslim Heaven.

So essentially a nice meadow with wide branched trees through and a constant late august climate through which 5 rivers flow: One of crystal water, one of honey, one of wine, one of milk and one of chocolate.

That last one is there because a) Why wouldn't god include chocolate? b) The first time I read about Muslim heaven the image that formed in my mind was of the mixing room in Wonka's factory.

Perhaps a sixth river of beer come to think of it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 02, 2007, 08:21:22 AM
The reincarnation model just seems to work better for me. I had a Lutheran friend who, despite really being a friend, thought I was going to Hell, where I would always be unhappy. She assumed she was going to Heaven, where she would always be happy. I asked her if she would have any trouble being happy in Heaven knowing her friend was roasting in Hell. She could not provide a good answer.

It's easy to imagine Hell, but Heaven doesn't seem like it could work.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 10:08:25 AM
I like reincarnation too, but I want my chocolate and beer rivers damn it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 02, 2007, 10:29:39 AM
I think heaven would only work if you didn't know you were in heaven.  Like the Nexus in Star Trek: Generations.  Kirk was in the Nexus for decades, and until someone told him he was there, he figured it was just his normal life he was living.  So maybe on Earth, the life you live is the life you will relive after you die.  You just won't know you're dead.  If your life was shit, you will relive shit forever.  If your life was good, you will relive good stuff forever.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 02, 2007, 10:31:54 AM
I would just stop aging and live forever.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 02, 2007, 10:34:12 AM
I would just stop aging and live forever.

What, like the Highlander?  They weren't exactly living in heaven.  Being immortal would suck.  You'd have to constantly watch for things that might decapitate you.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 10:38:52 AM
Plus you have to contend with the Long, Dark Teatime of the Soul.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 02, 2007, 10:39:21 AM
Sun's extinguished, Earth is dead, and you're just floating out in space, entertaining yourself by trying to think up prime numbers. You're up to 608 digits.

Yeah, screw immortality.

There's a story in Hindu legend of someone, a few universe cycles back, who got the boon of not having to die until he wanted to. Apparently, he stuck around at least to see his universe end and the new one begin. Where he would be now, I have no idea.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 02, 2007, 11:44:58 AM
Yeah, if it got bad enough I would just chop my own head off
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 02, 2007, 11:45:54 AM
Yeah, or you could just press the All-Spark into yourself.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 02, 2007, 11:55:06 AM
I never understood why those Highlander guys didn't just wear titanium full neck and head masks, 24/7. Can't decapitate someone if their armour is stronger than any sword... :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 02, 2007, 12:10:47 PM
because they are silly bastards, they also choose not to fight on holy ground too, wich is kinda wierd but I can see where they are coming from.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 12:29:38 PM
Sun's extinguished, Earth is dead, and you're just floating out in space, entertaining yourself by trying to think up prime numbers. You're up to 608 digits.

Yeah, screw immortality.

There's a story in Hindu legend of someone, a few universe cycles back, who got the boon of not having to die until he wanted to. Apparently, he stuck around at least to see his universe end and the new one begin. Where he would be now, I have no idea.

I believe he's still around, waiting to say his last words to "the Lonely God"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on November 02, 2007, 01:36:55 PM
I'm pissed because they've just stopped selling my beloved chocolate covered pretzels.  Perhaps because I seemed to be the only person in England buying them. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Minnesota on November 02, 2007, 01:52:29 PM
kinda wierd that some people don't want to live forever?!

-my greatest fear is death
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 02, 2007, 01:57:01 PM
I wouldn't like to be paralized from the neck down.  That would suck.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 02, 2007, 02:09:30 PM
I'm pissed because they've just stopped selling my beloved chocolate covered pretzels.  Perhaps because I seemed to be the only person in England buying them. 

Then your country is DOOMED. Chocolate-covered pretzels are awesome. I can only imagine how good they'd be with English chocolate.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on November 02, 2007, 02:45:45 PM
I'm pissed because they've just stopped selling my beloved chocolate covered pretzels.  Perhaps because I seemed to be the only person in England buying them. 

Then your country is DOOMED. Chocolate-covered pretzels are awesome. I can only imagine how good they'd be with English chocolate.

They are.  However, they taste even better because they're coated with Belgian chocolate.  And those funny European dudes certainly know how to make some tasty chocolate.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 02, 2007, 03:10:52 PM
I never understood why those Highlander guys didn't just wear titanium full neck and head masks, 24/7. Can't decapitate someone if their armour is stronger than any sword... :P

  How come vampires don't wear armor plating around their chests and backs to protect them from stakes? That's what I would do if I were a vampire.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 02, 2007, 03:27:19 PM
I never understood why those Highlander guys didn't just wear titanium full neck and head masks, 24/7. Can't decapitate someone if their armour is stronger than any sword... :P

  How come vampires don't wear armor plating around their chests and backs to protect them from stakes? That's what I would do if I were a vampire.

Because unlike Highlanders, vampires adhere to a certain minimum level of STYLE. Have you ever heard the phrase "I'd rather die than be seen wearing that thing?" Where do you think the saying came from? ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 02, 2007, 03:30:17 PM
What if you were a vampire, but in life, you'd really loved Italian food?  On the one hand, you love spaghetti, lazagna, manicotti.  On the other hand, all that stuff has garlic in it, so eating it could kill you.  On that note, are there any Italian vampires?  It seems like it'd be hard to be a vampire in Italy, what with all the garlic and all the Churches and soforth.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 02, 2007, 04:02:02 PM
Or what if you're a werewolf (weerwhelf) and you just happened to be a jeweler specializing in silver?  You could fall over one day and end up with a silver earring stabbing into your chest and keel over.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 02, 2007, 04:28:48 PM
No, thats just a rumor.  Silver doesnt really hurt Werewolves.  Werewolves spread that myth themselves so that poor people wouldn't try to kill them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 02, 2007, 07:20:29 PM
Makes sense, if you're going to get murdered might as well be murdered in style.  What better way than to be shot full of precious metals?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 07:22:20 PM
What better way than to be shot full of precious metals?

Er, "shagged to death" springs to mind.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 02, 2007, 07:32:55 PM
By someone of the female persuasion within "Hollywood Jessica" range attractiveness, specifically.

There are some people I don't want to be shagged to death by.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 02, 2007, 07:33:37 PM
I would have thought that "shagged *almost* to death every day until you die of old age" would be better, personally. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 07:55:47 PM
And both top being shot by silver bullets any day of the week. :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 03, 2007, 06:48:02 PM
Am I the only one so sick of seeing (and in this HP ad, listening to) Jerry Seinfeld hawking this CGI movie of his?!?!

And what makes him such a freaking genius?  One TV show that was basically him playing "Jack Benny" to a bunch of talented character actors - feeding them straight lines (somewhat clumsily)?   A show that had such lousy rating it's first year or so that - if the network hadn't been SO desperate at the time - it wouldn't have even made it through that first year on any network today?

It's just it seems every channel you try to watch - there he is!

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 03, 2007, 06:50:10 PM
Yeah, and he thinks he's god's gift to comedy cuz of that damn tv show too.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 03, 2007, 06:50:47 PM
Oh yes and the premise annoys the hell out of me. And I know, I know it's just a cartoon but, Christ on a bike male bees do bugger all (with a few exceptions who manage to get it on with the Queen) it's the girls that do all the work.

Oh and I looked it up at wikipedia and found even more inaccuracies that i wasn't even aware of, that the idiot producers/writers had put them in the movie I mean not that i was unaware they are inaccurate (it pays to not watch TV too much at times):

    * There are several age related tasks performed by worker bees other than honey production. These include tasks such as brood care and nest construction.
    * Drones (male honeybees) do not have stingers.
    * Bees are not harmed by the Smoker, but are calmed instead.
    * Male mosquitoes do not suck blood.
    * Drones do not collect nectar or pollen.
    * Pollen can only fertilize plants of the same species as the pollen's producer.
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Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 03, 2007, 07:09:27 PM
Oh yes and the premise annoys the hell out of me. And I know, I know it's just a cartoon but, Christ on a bike male bees do bugger all (with a few exceptions who manage to get it on with the Queen) it's the girls that do all the work.

Probably just typical Hollywood crap.  Fell in love with the title "Bee Movie" and crapped some kind of script around it.

Would have been turned down by everyone except they heard that Seinfeld is connect to it so....   ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 03, 2007, 08:18:26 PM
Yeah, and he thinks he's god's gift to comedy cuz of that damn tv show too.

  Which, I'm sorry, wasn't that great. I don't understand why everyone and their mother thinks it was the funniest show to ever be on TV. Just like Friends (which, honest to God, didn't have anything unique in it. I suspect it got the ratings it got 1) because everyone on it was "hot" and 2) it had a good time slot) , I consider it to be highly overrated. Not bad. Not completely lacking in humor. Just overrated.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: pyro on November 03, 2007, 10:01:40 PM
I see this magazine today simply titled 'GEEK".... I take a look at it and see that Mike Nelson is mentioned, so I take it out... then I also see there's stuff about Quentin Tarentino and Robert Rodriguez...as well as Star Trek: TNG.......  but then I open it up and I start looking for the Mike Nelson interview and I see the word "ANIMAL", so I go back and it's a full 2 page article on one of my favorite bands right now, Animal Collective... then thumbing through it while putting it back I see various other things that I'm interested in..... all in all, sorta puts things in perspective.....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 04, 2007, 05:17:10 AM
You know those programs that are made to be able to have conversations with people?
Would it be funny or creepy to find out that various sociologists/programmers/whoever does these things accidentally populated a message board almost entierely with fake people, and they were all just talking amongst themselves?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 04, 2007, 05:34:17 AM
I think its entirely possible that everyone on the forum but me is fake.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 04, 2007, 06:02:50 AM
Hey, I just realized that I haven't changed my sig back to normal yet. 'Scuse me a moment.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 04, 2007, 06:04:37 AM
There we go.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 04, 2007, 03:41:02 PM
Here's a poser for you guys... is it possible to get a job without blatantly lying?  I'm the type of person who hates working with people, if confronted with a problem that I don't know to solve, will probably ask someone else for help, I don't want to work nights or weekends or holidays, no customer has ever expressed an opinion on the service I have given them in any way.  Yet if I want to have any hope of getting a job, I have to claim that I love working with people, can pretty much run the entire store by myself, am willing to work 24 hour shifts for 365 days of the year, and have had every single customer who I've served claim that I'm the greatest human being on the planet.  Also I have to claim I never want to take vacations or miss work for any reason, or even take breaks during work, even if I'm working on something really difficult, even though that's not at all true.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 04, 2007, 04:35:19 PM
Hmm perhaps some career counseling might be in order. Can you find a job in retail with those particular traits? No. But is a job beyond your reach? Not at all!

However since I'm not a career placement specialist I can only say you'd probably need to do some aptitude type tests to find your best fit.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: pyro on November 05, 2007, 01:13:16 PM
watched Mr B Natural over at Mr. F. Necromancer's house last night and today in my music class I realized that a couple of things in the video itself somehow went totally over my head.....  when my teacher said something about a "B natural" that suddenly occurred to me and then when I actually looked up I saw he had the 'o' exactly where Mr B Natural descended from on the clef on screen........ so..... being outsmarted by a 70's educational/propaganda video made me sad  :(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 05, 2007, 08:26:11 PM
I found my new favorite comic strip....Brewster Rocket: Space Guy! (http://www.comicspage.com/brewster/brewster.html)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 05, 2007, 09:06:49 PM
I firmly believe that the Tyrannosaurus was the hero of the first Jurrasic Park movie
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 05, 2007, 10:19:05 PM
I firmly believe that the Tyrannosaurus was the hero of the first Jurrasic Park movie

Who ever said it wasn't?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Shadow on November 06, 2007, 04:24:33 AM
I firmly believe that the Tyrannosaurus was the hero of the first Jurrasic Park movie

I thought the Raptors were
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 06, 2007, 04:30:12 AM
No, T-rex saved everybody from the raptors in the end. Only reason he didn't fly off into the sunset with them was because there wasn't enough room in the chopper.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 06, 2007, 05:23:44 AM
And he killed the Lawyer.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 06, 2007, 06:00:53 AM
See: Total Hero.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2364/1889156660_03e41eb99b_o.jpg)

Coming this holiday season.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 06, 2007, 06:05:56 AM
I have so got to learn photoshop
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 06, 2007, 06:25:38 AM
I've got to GET photoshop.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 06, 2007, 11:43:32 AM
Here's a poser for you guys... is it possible to get a job without blatantly lying?  I'm the type of person who hates working with people, if confronted with a problem that I don't know to solve, will probably ask someone else for help, I don't want to work nights or weekends or holidays, no customer has ever expressed an opinion on the service I have given them in any way.  Yet if I want to have any hope of getting a job, I have to claim that I love working with people, can pretty much run the entire store by myself, am willing to work 24 hour shifts for 365 days of the year, and have had every single customer who I've served claim that I'm the greatest human being on the planet.  Also I have to claim I never want to take vacations or miss work for any reason, or even take breaks during work, even if I'm working on something really difficult, even though that's not at all true.

 No, it's not possible. See, usually the person interviewing you had to lie to get his/her job too. They know you're sprewing bullcrap just as they had to. I've had to peer interview a number of times and I know for a fact that you're practically working off a sheet of questions that also has a list entitled "Answers We Want To Hear".  The trick during the interview is to guess what answers might be on that list and try to sound sincere while you're reciting them. I'm convinced that the ONLY people who are completely sincere about anything are possibly CEOs. Everyone else below them aren't getting payed enough to be "into" the companies/businesses.

 This is why we must continue to endure the FISH video.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 06, 2007, 08:07:52 PM
I hate the question, how woud you/and or other people describe you.   Thats the stupidest question ever.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 06, 2007, 09:03:59 PM
I hate the question, how woud you/and or other people describe you.   Thats the stupidest question ever.

That and the "what are your 3 biggest flaws".  You have to say something, but its not like you're going to get hired if you tell the truth.  I have yet to figure out exactly what the answer to this question is.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 06, 2007, 09:08:19 PM
I hate the question, how woud you/and or other people describe you.

Is it because you're a go-bot?  Are you discriminated against because your silicon-based.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 06, 2007, 09:11:04 PM
That and the "what are your 3 biggest flaws".  You have to say something, but its not like you're going to get hired if you tell the truth.  I have yet to figure out exactly what the answer to this question is.

 I've always really wanted to say:

1) I'm lazy. If left to my own devices, I would sleep in until 2pm. In fact, don't expect me to come in to work until around 4.

2) I'm fake. That smile I gave you on the way in? Fake. I really don't give a rat's ass about meeting you.

3) I'm violent. I really want to kill anyone who gives me a hard time at my job. Doesn't matter if it's a coworker or a customer.

 I'm thinking, if I ever win the lottery, of getting a job interview specifically so that I can find out what it's like to be really honest. And out of morbid curiosity to see if they actually hire me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 06, 2007, 09:26:39 PM
1) I'm lazy. If left to my own devices, I would sleep in until 2pm. In fact, don't expect me to come in to work until around 4.

2) I'm fake. That smile I gave you on the way in? Fake. I really don't give a rat's ass about meeting you.

3) I'm violent. I really want to kill anyone who gives me a hard time at my job. Doesn't matter if it's a coworker or a customer.

That's close to what I would say.

1. I'm self-absorbed to the point of insanity and would let this building burn to the ground with everyone inside it if it meant I could siphon all your gas tanks and still beat rush hour.

2. I'm a pathological liar. Or am I?

3. I take instructions and orders as grave personal insults and will mark you for cruel vengeance if you actually ask me to do my job.

I've got to GET photoshop.

But then your pictures wouldn't have the hand-made charm that makes them so awesome.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 07, 2007, 04:38:37 AM
That and the "what are your 3 biggest flaws".  You have to say something, but its not like you're going to get hired if you tell the truth.  I have yet to figure out exactly what the answer to this question is.

 I've always really wanted to say:

1) I'm lazy. If left to my own devices, I would sleep in until 2pm. In fact, don't expect me to come in to work until around 4.

2) I'm fake. That smile I gave you on the way in? Fake. I really don't give a rat's ass about meeting you.

3) I'm violent. I really want to kill anyone who gives me a hard time at my job. Doesn't matter if it's a coworker or a customer.

 I'm thinking, if I ever win the lottery, of getting a job interview specifically so that I can find out what it's like to be really honest. And out of morbid curiosity to see if they actually hire me.

I like your idea about the lottery especially.  I've often thought that if I won it, I wouldn't tell anyone at work, and I'd leave after making a huge scene in front of the boss.  Make some insane demand, better benefits, better schedule I know they'd never go for, just so when he refuses I can throw down my time card and storm out.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 07, 2007, 05:23:37 AM
The lottery based work fantasy I like involves winning one of those mega millions thing and then buying a significant share of the company. Then you act like a complete fuckwit until they fire you. Only because you own a chunk of the company you can turn around and say "actually you're the one who's fired!"

I actually would like to do a variant of that with the Summer Camp I used to run. I'd give a significant donation to the foundation that runs it on the proviso that I be made director of the place (my annual salary: $1.00) and then I'd remove the inept buggers that are driving the place into the ground.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 07, 2007, 05:28:19 AM
The lottery based work fantasy I like involves winning one of those mega millions thing and then buying a significant share of the company. Then you act like a complete fuckwit until they fire you. Only because you own a chunk of the company you can turn around and say "actually you're the one who's fired!"

That's my fantasy for a place I used to work.  Or to be in a position where I'm the deciding factor in their getting a job that makes the difference of whether they survive or go through soul-destroying bankruptcy.

Guess whether I give them the job.   >:D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bairman on November 07, 2007, 05:30:48 AM
Here's a poser for you guys... is it possible to get a job without blatantly lying?
No, it's not possible.

Untrue.  I've never lied on my resume or during an interview.  It's kept me from getting a few jobs, but at least I know I haven't misrepresented myself.  And to me, that's more important than any job.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 07, 2007, 07:26:11 AM
I like your idea about the lottery especially.  I've often thought that if I won it, I wouldn't tell anyone at work, and I'd leave after making a huge scene in front of the boss.  Make some insane demand, better benefits, better schedule I know they'd never go for, just so when he refuses I can throw down my time card and storm out.

Although I'm sure winning the lottery would have just sugared the deal, one of the best feelings in the world was walking into my former employer's office and telling her to shove it.  Makes me smile to this day, I highly recommend it.   :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 07, 2007, 07:28:44 AM
Nice, Ive done that too, it does feel pretty good.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 07, 2007, 07:31:41 AM
Yeah I worked a a place that shall remain Cost Plus World Market and oh did I ever work for a complete moron. Telling her I was leaving just before the Christmas rush and knowing they'd have nobody to run my wine department (under me the most profitable one in thew store) was delicious.

It got even better a few moth later when I heard she'd been fired.

Schadenfreude is indeed shameful but so much fun to indulge in every so often.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 07, 2007, 11:26:52 AM
My three flaws:

1) I'm highly adept at lying.
2) I'm highly adept at wasting time but appearing to work.
3) I know I'm better than my boss.

This, in every one of my jobs so far, has resulted in me being better at what I was hired to do than anyone else who does something similar. If I've been hired to do reports that take the other employees a full week to complete (because they do them by hand and in other inefficient ways), I can complete them in roughly 4 hours (using data manipulation grouped with automation scripts), but my boss thinks it actually takes me about 3 days... so I get to fuck around at work for two and a half days, then dash off the reports at a much higher quality level than my predecessor was delivering. The net result is that I get paid to spend most of my time finding ways to not actually do any work (Kingdom of Loathing FTW), all the while being praised up for being so much better than anyone else in the same position before me.

And people wonder why I love VB script so much... :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 07, 2007, 11:35:59 AM
Um If I'm going to list flaws i suppose they could be these:

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 07, 2007, 11:48:19 AM

  I had a really lousy boss when I started with the company I just quit about a month ago (YAY!). One of her many infractions was not allowing me to take some time off around a holiday despite us not being busy, that I was a PRN so I wasn't earning any PTO at the time anyway, AND that plane tickets had already been purchased. Thanks to her, I didn't go and we were out about $400.

  A dream that kept me in the company for a few years longer was the possibility of my advancing up the ladder a bit with the specific purpose of getting at least one rank higher than her, and then somehow landing myself in the position of her supervisor. Oh, I wouldn't have actually acted on revenge or anything. But I would have let her worry about that for a while. I would have let my very presence make icy fingers of worry crawl up her spine, just like it happened to me when she was around.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 07, 2007, 12:28:58 PM
Um If I'm going to list flaws i suppose they could be these:

  • I've a tendency to verbosity
  • I can be a tad pedantic at times
  • I'm a little obscure on occasion.

I think you maybe forgot ever so slightly indecisive, perhaps?    ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 07, 2007, 12:34:38 PM
that'd be the fourth :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 07, 2007, 01:53:00 PM
My three biggest flaws

1.  I hate working with customers

2.  I avoid my supervisors as much as possible

3.  I probably won't do any work unless I am told specifically to do it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 07, 2007, 02:50:13 PM

  I'd have to say that we all sure rock it when it comes to the American work ethic.  :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 07, 2007, 04:33:24 PM
There's Optimus Prime graffiti on a tattoo parlor in York. It's actually well done and looks really cool.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 07, 2007, 04:47:34 PM
A picture is needed!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 07, 2007, 08:17:14 PM
There's Optimus Prime graffiti on a tattoo parlor in York. It's actually well done and looks really cool.

  What Sideswipe said. If I ever visit the UK, that's where I'll get inked.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 07, 2007, 09:30:42 PM
 :D York, Pennsylvania.

Isn't it lame how so many cities in the Americas are named after Old World ones? I live in York, which is close to Lancaster, and my friend lives in Palmyra, which is close to Lebanon.... I mean, they had a brand new (relaively speaking) continent to work with and they name all the cities after the cities they left in the first place to come here!

Oh, sweet, I'm in the FBI now.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 08, 2007, 04:57:10 AM
:D York, Pennsylvania.

Isn't it lame how so many cities in the Americas are named after Old World ones? I live in York, which is close to Lancaster, and my friend lives in Palmyra, which is close to Lebanon.... I mean, they had a brand new (relaively speaking) continent to work with and they name all the cities after the cities they left in the first place to come here!

Oh, sweet, I'm in the FBI now.

I saw that constantly when I lived in Ohio.  We had a London, a Rome, a Paris, a Lebanon and tons more that I can't remember at the moment.  My old roommate had a list, I'll have to ask him for a copy.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 08, 2007, 05:22:39 AM
Isn't it lame how so many cities in the Americas are named after Old World ones? I live in York, which is close to Lancaster, and my friend lives in Palmyra, which is close to Lebanon.... I mean, they had a brand new (relaively speaking) continent to work with and they name all the cities after the cities they left in the first place to come here!

Bethlehem, Nazareth, Egypt.. Pennsylvania's founding father's must've run out of ideas early on.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2007, 05:37:55 AM
The weirdest thing is living geographically near (well sort of, I'd have to cross and international border to get there) to Leamington Ontario. Now I used to live near Leamington Warwickshire. Except the one near Stratford-upon-Avon  is pronounced Lem-ington while the one in OT is pronounced Leem-ington, like it's a city populated with Madagascar primates or something.

I also live near Birmingham MI which is significantly different to Birmingham West Midlands.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 08, 2007, 12:05:58 PM
Is there a Springfield anywhere in England?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2007, 12:18:38 PM
The following Springfields can be found in the British Isles

Springfield, Birmingham, England
Springfield, Wolverhampton, England
Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, England
Springfield, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Springfield, Fife, Scotland

Thanks Uncle Wiki! :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 08, 2007, 12:34:04 PM
In Classical Mythology, we heard the tale of Narcissuss. He was this really handsom dude that everybody fell in love with, and he didn't think he was too shabby either. Well, his vanity and boasting pissed off some higher powers, and he was made to suddenly fall in love with his reflection in a pond.
There are two endings to the story-
1- He whithers away, unwilling to move away from the pond and stop looking at himself.
2- Frustrated with his inability to touch his reflection, he kills himself.

I've added a cooler ending, that I think we can all agree upon:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2093/1923024892_eb120ab82d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 08, 2007, 12:35:48 PM
The following Springfields can be found in the British Isles

Springfield, Birmingham, England
Springfield, Wolverhampton, England
Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, England
Springfield, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Springfield, Fife, Scotland

Thanks Uncle Wiki! :)


Okay, but were they there before or after there were Springfields in America?

And I feel obligated to mention that I live in an American town that likely doesn't share its name with any other place in the world.  Cape Girardeau.  Named after a French explorer named Jean B. Girardot.  I don't know why they changed the spelling.  They probably didn't think it looked French enough.  
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 08, 2007, 12:47:15 PM
In Classical Mythology, we heard the tale of Narcissuss. He was this really handsom dude that everybody fell in love with, and he didn't think he was too shabby either. Well, his vanity and boasting pissed off some higher powers, and he was made to suddenly fall in love with his reflection in a pond.
There are two endings to the story-
1- He whithers away, unwilling to move away from the pond and stop looking at himself.
2- Frustrated with his inability to touch his reflection, he kills himself.

I've added a cooler ending, that I think we can all agree upon:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2093/1923024892_eb120ab82d_o.jpg)
......or this:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/1922372565_88440b274f.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2007, 12:47:45 PM
The following Springfields can be found in the British Isles

Springfield, Birmingham, England
Springfield, Wolverhampton, England
Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, England
Springfield, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Springfield, Fife, Scotland

Thanks Uncle Wiki! :)
Okay, but were they there before or after there were Springfields in America?

Um, and this is the answer to most questions about geographic temporal primacy of things vis-a-vis the Atlantic oceanic divide, yes.

Junkyard you forgot the hot Nymph that can only repeat things she hears.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 08, 2007, 01:44:17 PM
:D York, Pennsylvania.

  Yaaay! Then I don't have to go overseas!!!

 But seriously dude. We need a picture.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2007, 07:05:44 PM
So anyone know where i can get Torgo's Theme as a ring tone?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 08, 2007, 07:23:07 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/1922372565_88440b274f.jpg)

You win.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 08, 2007, 09:10:05 PM
So anyone know where i can get Torgo's Theme as a ring tone?

Can your phone record sounds?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 09, 2007, 04:04:53 AM
So anyone know where i can get Torgo's Theme as a ring tone?

I actually had a techno remix of Torgo's theme on my phone for awhile.  I got a program (motorolla phone tools) that can make any mp3 a ringtone.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 09, 2007, 05:02:22 AM
So anyone know where i can get Torgo's Theme as a ring tone?

Can your phone record sounds?


Well yes but it's going to sound like a crappy taped of the radio song. I tried that with the Hitchikers guid theme.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 09, 2007, 06:52:57 PM
If someone is part Turkish and part Kurd, does that make them a Turd?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 09, 2007, 06:55:39 PM
If they are Kurdish and live in Turkey, they are second-class citizens so yes!

This is my favorite graphic design related story of the year.  Graphic Designers should find it amusing:

Contractor repaints new water tower

      ASHLAND, NE - The contractor was granted a redo, and the city's new water tower got a new look.
      On Saturday, workers with Maguire Iron painted new lettering for "Ashland," complete with a green stripe at the bottom, on the water tower on the city's east side.
      The odyssey of the new water tower and its decoration has been rather lengthy.
      In April 2006, the Ashland City Council approved the low bid of $881,000 submitted by Maguire Iron to build a water tower on Highway 66 to help supply water and improve water pressure to the city's east side and surrounding area.
      The foundation and pilings were constructed last fall and winter. The support structure and tank took shape throughout the winter months as the 300,000 gallon tank rose 125 feet up in the air
      As spring approached, the "Ashland" logo was painted on the side of the tank. As soon as the lettering was finished, council members took issue with the spacing of the letters.
      Council member Bob Crisler was the most vocal with his criticism of the spacing between the block letters that spelled out "Ashland." The letters were spaced evenly apart, but because of the type of lettering used, some letters looked as if they had more space between them.
      "I do typography every day, and this isn't the way you do letter spacing," Crisler said at a council meeting in August.
      The contractor argued, through a spokesperson from the Kirkham Michael engineering firm, that the council had okayed the lettering as it had been applied. He added that this is the type of lettering often seen on water towers.
      Council member Paul Lienke countered that the council put its faith in the experts, namely Kirkham Michael, to make sure things are right.
      At the same time, the contractor was asking for a time extension of 22 days on the contract, citing bad weather in the winter during construction. The project was initially scheduled to be completed by June 1. But the tower was not ready to be filled with water until June 27, according to City Administrator Jessica Preister.
      It took several more meetings, discussions and a sit-down between Lienke and the contractor to hammer out the compromise, which resulted in the change of lettering, addition of the green stripe and settling the issue of contract extension and liquidated damages.
      On Tuesday, Crisler noted that the new paint job will not cost additional tax dollars. He also said that asking for the lettering to be done to the city's satisfaction was a source of "community pride" as the water tower is seen as a welcome sign for visitors coming to Ashland on Highway 66.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on November 09, 2007, 08:15:16 PM
Jeez....What a bunch of "ashholes"  :rimshot:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 10, 2007, 03:49:47 PM
Anyone live out in the D.C. area?

I'm heading there next year around Easter and I wanted to stay at the Watergate but I just visited their website and found their renovating till '09. What sort of renovations are they doing? The website didn't even have a artist impression of the new look.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 10, 2007, 05:12:26 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/1922372565_88440b274f.jpg)

You win.

Unfortunately, you win a copy of Deep Blue Sea...    :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 10, 2007, 05:59:53 PM
Unfortunately, you win a copy of Deep Blue Sea...    :P

It's not all that bad....   :duel:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 10, 2007, 08:10:49 PM
Unfortunately, you win a copy of Deep Blue Sea...    :P

It's not all that bad....

Ugh... it's exactly that bad.

What does a creature with a brain the size of a flathead V-8 engine think? How the hell did I ever agree to be in this turkey? If that agent of mine ever goes swimming again, he is SO DEAD.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 10, 2007, 08:37:52 PM
I love Deep Blue Sea... BECAUSE, I know that it will inevitably get riffed, and it will be awesome. :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 10, 2007, 08:39:54 PM
Yeah, a super- intelligent shark is engeneered, and all he can think to do is intelligently go on a spree? Doesn't try to pioneer shark art, or advance science, or even just watch a Bergman film, he just goes on a snack attack.

On the other hand, if someone engieneered me with a big brain but NO GODDAMN THUMBS, I guess I'd be pissed too.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 10, 2007, 10:13:43 PM
Yeah, a super- intelligent shark is engeneered, and all he can think to do is intelligently go on a spree? Doesn't try to pioneer shark art, or advance science, or even just watch a Bergman film, he just goes on a snack attack.

On the other hand, if someone engieneered me with a big brain but NO GODDAMN THUMBS, I guess I'd be pissed too.

Which reminds me of this Onion article:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28315 (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28315)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 11, 2007, 08:10:41 AM
If dolphins had opposable thumbs we would all be screwed.  They would take over.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 11, 2007, 08:13:58 AM
The used to be a website called e-sheep that did a web comic all about that (they also did a long webcomic about Armageddon called Apocymon which was pretty good) anyone know if the comics are still out there? The website itself seems to have gone the way of the Dodo.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 11, 2007, 09:51:20 AM
Yeah, a super- intelligent shark is engeneered, and all he can think to do is intelligently go on a spree? Doesn't try to pioneer shark art, or advance science, or even just watch a Bergman film, he just goes on a snack attack.

On the other hand, if someone engieneered me with a big brain but NO GODDAMN THUMBS, I guess I'd be pissed too.
What the intelligent sharks were doing was getting as much water into the complex as possible (snacking as they went) to get that thing to sink and take the fences down with it - at the same time that a hurricane/tropical storm/whatever was going over therefore making the ocean level higher - and allowing them to escape to the sea.

They were even smart enough to do it when the weather was with them.

As sit-back-don't-ask-too-many-questions-and-enjoy  action/thrillers go it's not that bad.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 11, 2007, 09:55:47 AM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 11, 2007, 09:59:55 AM
Deep Blue Sea is one of those movies that I've thought that with a little more "something" it could have been really great - I just can't put my finger on what (otherwise I'd be mentioning it in another thread).

So I enjoy it for what it is.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 11, 2007, 11:37:50 AM
I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with you about Deep Blue Sea.  I just watched it again, and I have to say it is as bad as I remember.  LL Cool J's character is a walking, breathing stereotype.  The rest of the characters are bloody speed bumps.  I could care less whether the sharks eats them or not, in fact I'm rooting for the sharks.  But the best part is the crappy dialogue that is spaced perfect for riffing.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 11, 2007, 11:56:13 AM
Hey, is this the film where the hot female lead takes off her jumpsuit and stands on it to avoid getting electrocuted? Even though she and the suit are soaked with water? The scene that was totally not there just so we could see her in her undies? The scene that didn't make my entire family laugh like monkeys for a full five minutes?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 11, 2007, 01:01:35 PM
Hey, is this the film where the hot female lead takes off her jumpsuit and stands on it to avoid getting electrocuted? Even though she and the suit are soaked with water? The scene that was totally not there just so we could see her in her undies? The scene that didn't make my entire family laugh like monkeys for a full five minutes?
Well, if you'll notice....her "jumpsuit" (which is actually a diver's wetsuit) is made of rubber.  And therefore insulated her.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 11, 2007, 02:19:15 PM
Hey, is this the film where the hot female lead takes off her jumpsuit and stands on it to avoid getting electrocuted? Even though she and the suit are soaked with water? The scene that was totally not there just so we could see her in her undies? The scene that didn't make my entire family laugh like monkeys for a full five minutes?
Well, if you'll notice....her "jumpsuit" (which is actually a diver's wetsuit) is made of rubber.  And therefore insulated her.

Yeah, so it wasn't just there for eye candy Junkyard.  It made scientific sense.  That was the best part of the movie though.  Ahhhhhh, boobies.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 11, 2007, 02:35:52 PM
Hey, is this the film where the hot female lead takes off her jumpsuit and stands on it to avoid getting electrocuted? Even though she and the suit are soaked with water? The scene that was totally not there just so we could see her in her undies? The scene that didn't make my entire family laugh like monkeys for a full five minutes?

Damn Junkyard, she owned you twice.  You should just quit while your ahead.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 11, 2007, 03:37:22 PM
Rubber won't protect you from electricity if both you and it are covered in water... the electricity will just jump from the water on the rubber to the water on you, and ZAPPO... toasty. Rubber only works if you're inside it, not standing on top of it, drenched.

Try it if you don't believe me.*

Please don't mistake uninformed quasi-science for "pwnage."

*Note: Please do not try this. Chaos shall not be held responsible for any injuries or fatalities resulting from you trying this if you don't believe me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 11, 2007, 03:50:51 PM
Rubber won't protect you from electricity if both you and it are covered in water... the electricity will just jump from the water on the rubber to the water on you, and ZAPPO... toasty. Rubber only works if you're inside it, not standing on top of it, drenched.

Try it if you don't believe me.*

Please don't mistake uninformed quasi-science for "pwnage."

*Note: Please do not try this. Chaos shall not be held responsible for any injuries or fatalities resulting from you trying this if you don't believe me.
If  my choice was trying the electricity (gambling that it wouldn't jump) or being ripped apart alive by a shark....I'd rather try the electricity.

It might be doubtful that I'd live through it.  But if I didn't at least I'd know I was taking the damn fish with me.  Especially if I'd been responsible for their existance in the first place.

Besides...if we're judging films on how they ignore the laws of physics (http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/9-laws-of-physics-that-dont-apply-in-hollywood/) you're going to find out that a lot of your favorite movies are just as shitty as Deep Blue Sea.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 11, 2007, 06:38:35 PM
Aaaannnnddd, regarding Pwnage, the fact that not only a Registered Nurse, and a Communications Tech Engeneer, (Mom and Dad,) but also two dumb American high school students, (Me and my sister,) all immediately recognized the flaw in the film's logic, and you, for 8 years, failed to notice, and even defended it....

Sorry, facts speak for themselves. Owned.


(But the fact that we let ourselves think that much about the film is a mark against us, so....)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 11, 2007, 07:59:28 PM
I have to say I did get a lot of enjoyment out of that film because when my roommate rented it I laughed at him.  While we were watching it I laughed at him and the movie.  After it was over and the rap song Mr. Cool J wrote specifically for the movie was playing, we both shit ourselves laughing at it.

Disembaudio should sing that song.

It's a rap song about killer sharks!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 11, 2007, 08:40:28 PM
I enjoy the movie. It's stupidly hilarious. It will be even more hilarious when Mike eventually riffs it... or, if he won't, then when someone else takes matters into their own hands. :)

And don't get me started on the laws of physics, PSCD. Believe me, I notice, and those things bug me. I... don't really watch movies because I think they are good. I'm unimpressed by MOST of what comes out of Hollywood. My wife and I watch movies to laugh at how badly made they are, and to rip them apart. Deep Blue Sea was a field day... almost as sweet as Anaconda (which we enjoyed bashing SO much, we had to go see it a second time, with friends). :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 12, 2007, 05:51:00 AM
I have to say I did get a lot of enjoyment out of that film because when my roommate rented it I laughed at him.  While we were watching it I laughed at him and the movie.  After it was over and the rap song Mr. Cool J wrote specifically for the movie was playing, we both shit ourselves laughing at it.

Disembaudio should sing that song.

It's a rap song about killer sharks!


Yeah, something about his head is like a sharks fin, or something like that
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 12, 2007, 04:02:09 PM
I have to say I did get a lot of enjoyment out of that film because when my roommate rented it I laughed at him.  While we were watching it I laughed at him and the movie.  After it was over and the rap song Mr. Cool J wrote specifically for the movie was playing, we both shit ourselves laughing at it.

Disembaudio should sing that song.

It's a rap song about killer sharks!


Yeah, something about his head is like a sharks fin, or something like that

http://www.divshare.com/flash/audio?myId=2732700-93a
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 12, 2007, 04:34:27 PM
Anyone else see Neil Patrick Harris on "Wheel of Fortune" tonight?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I didn't hear what his charity was....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on November 12, 2007, 04:42:32 PM
Anyone else see Neil Patrick Harris on "Wheel of Fortune" tonight?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I didn't hear what his charity was....

That's not surprising.  He's Bob Barker's son.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 12, 2007, 04:45:12 PM
Aaaannnnddd, regarding Pwnage, the fact that not only a Registered Nurse, and a Communications Tech Engeneer, (Mom and Dad,) but also two dumb American high school students, (Me and my sister,) all immediately recognized the flaw in the film's logic, and you, for 8 years, failed to notice, and even defended it....

Sorry, facts speak for themselves. Owned.
Sorry....the movies Robinson Crusoe on Mars and the books of H.G. Wells (and the movies made from them) aren't scientificly accurate either...

I still enjoy them.

If you can't let a few things slide in a film to get the entertainment out of it, that's your loss.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 13, 2007, 12:35:59 PM
I had Bondo put my my teeth by the dentist yesteday. Apparently my laws line up just right for my upper and lower incisors to grind on each other. My upper incisors now feel blunt on their leading edge, so I'm considering sharpening them with my Dremel...

Also there are mice in my room. What the fuck.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 13, 2007, 12:41:45 PM
I had Bondo put my my teeth by the dentist yesteday. Apparently my laws line up just right for my upper and lower incisors to grind on each other. My upper incisors now feel blunt on their leading edge, so I'm considering sharpening them with my Dremel...

Also there are mice in my room. What the fuck.

1) I'd not recommend that and

2) Are you sure there are mice or did the dentist overdo it on the nitrous?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 13, 2007, 12:44:24 PM
If you can't let a few things slide in a film to get the entertainment out of it, that's your loss.

  There are times when this must not be allowed. Take Armageddon, for instance.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 13, 2007, 12:45:41 PM
A) I'm good with a Dremel

and

B) It was dark the first time I thought it and I thought to myself "Christ, that's a huge fucking spider (because I've seen big spiders in my room before), I thought it was a mouse at first." Well it was a mouse.


If I had any patience, I'd be mouse hunting right now.

(http://www.kctools.com.au/images/TOOLS/TOOL%20JPEGS/TOOL%20JPEGS%20INC%20DESCRIPTION/10320%20RUBBER%20MALLET.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 13, 2007, 12:46:51 PM
Buy a snake, Rob. You'll get a good pet in the same package as a mouse exterminator.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 13, 2007, 12:49:15 PM
But then I'll have snake turds in my room. Having had a snake before, I can tell you that snakes are like cats in that you can tell when they take a dump from three rooms away.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 13, 2007, 12:51:38 PM
But then I'll have snake turds in my room. Having had a snake before, I can tell you that snakes are like cats in that you can tell when they take a dump from three rooms away.

  What kind of snake was it? My snakes aren't very potent that way.

  As a sidenote, my snakes really like going to the bathroom on Pak for some reason.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 13, 2007, 12:55:28 PM
The scent of hippy relaxes not only their souls but their sphincters? :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 13, 2007, 12:56:19 PM
Ball python. You know, if I weren't so sure it would get lost in the vents or starve to death after eating the one or two mice in my room (thus forcing me to actually buy and release mice to keep it alive) I would love to have a free-roaming snake in my house.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 13, 2007, 02:07:24 PM
Ball python. You know, if I weren't so sure it would get lost in the vents or starve to death after eating the one or two mice in my room (thus forcing me to actually buy and release mice to keep it alive) I would love to have a free-roaming snake in my house.

   I'd love that too, only I've got multiple snakes and I'm sure whoever is the biggest would eat all the little ones. But having a surefire deterent from houseguests would rock.

The scent of hippy relaxes not only their souls but their sphincters? :)

 That's my suspicion, yes.  :D

Edit: Damn hippies.....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 13, 2007, 08:05:50 PM
Lake Michigan. Just a dot on the map, compared to all those big oceans, isn't it? Just one lake on a chain of glacier made scratches in the Earth.
But Michigan isn't just a lake.
When placid, it's stunning, blues and greens framed by dark forests and small cities, as light plays across it's surface, turning it into a sea of diamonds.
When stormy? A Lake Michigan storm doesn't just stir up some water, it doesn't just pound the shore- It tears at it. In the winter, it can become a vast field of groping, clawed hands. You fear it's presence, just standing in view of it, because you know it is looking back, somehow. Boats can be lost in those temperamental waters, and it is accepted by those who know Michigan as the price of living in it's presence, taking prosperity from it, feeding from it.
All the time, boats move over it. Recreational craft, fishing trawlers, all of which make way for the big tankers going from port to port. From above, it must look just like the ungraceful dance of fishes, perhaps a tribute to those creatures who were there before man ever made the lake their playground.

Michigan is like an Olympian god. It gives and takes away with no regard for the affairs of the mortals which surround it. And that is the way it should be.





Also: The Zebra Mussels. If you encounter one, whatever you do, DO NOT SHOW FEAR. They can sense fear. They've been known to skeletonize a cow in less than 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 14, 2007, 05:04:00 AM
I like Huron myself.

And my toes have scars from the bloody (litterally in this instance) zebra mussels.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 15, 2007, 06:29:29 AM
Some questions about morality and semi- humans:
Is it morally acceptable to eat an Eloi? An Umpah Lumpah? A Christmas elf? A leprechaun? A clown?

My thoughts:
Eloi- Bred specifically for consumption by the Morlocks. Stupid and cattle like. Totally edible.
Lumpahs- Poisonous.
Elves- Turn to magic dust when you kill them. Not practical.
Leprechauns- Magically delicious!
Clowns- Technically human. No.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 15, 2007, 06:38:15 AM
I think Undines are delightfully edible with there delicious salmon flavour.

Sylphs would be somewhat insubstanial and Gnomes might be an aquired taste fro some people (very earthy).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 15, 2007, 12:10:11 PM
Of all the fantasy humanoids, I think halflings would be the tastiest. This assumption has a lot to do with their large appetites, slow lifestyle and compact frame; I imagine they taste like pork.

You'd definitely have to slow cook them to make sure you get all the fat out though.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 15, 2007, 12:44:29 PM
Rob where is your avatar from? It looks like a still from Rankin and Bass' Orgasmatron
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 15, 2007, 12:45:53 PM
Is it Metalopocalyse?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 15, 2007, 12:53:50 PM
Is it Metalopocalyse?

It is. It's the Lemmy-looking guy who shows up at every Dethklok concert somewhere in the crowd.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 15, 2007, 12:57:42 PM
Is it Metalopocalyse?

It is. It's the Lemmy-looking guy who shows up at every Dethklok concert somewhere in the crowd.

He looks like this guy who used to crash at our place and play Playstation for days, and drink all our beer.  One day I found him in the front yard bleeding from his head.  We took him to the hospital and he had a blood/alcohol level of .40
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 15, 2007, 03:23:29 PM
Whatever you do, don't try to eat Pictsies. Unless you want a tiny blue man kicking / cutting a hole through your stomach from the inside.

Ach! Crivens!!

Also, 300th post! Far more prestigious than 1st post. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 16, 2007, 05:58:16 PM
Okay...it's Fort Lauderdale, FL...and it's 64 degrees outside....and normally I love this kind of weather.....but I'll admit it.

I'm cold!   :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 16, 2007, 06:21:27 PM
Its colder than a witches tit right now.  And it snowed.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 16, 2007, 07:58:43 PM
Like, a significant amount of snow?  I'm jealous, it only flurried for a few minutes today while I was at work, didn't get to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 16, 2007, 08:30:24 PM
no, thankfully it didnt accumulate.  I hate snow like Anakin Skywalker hates sand.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 16, 2007, 08:37:46 PM
no, thankfully it didnt accumulate.  I hate snow like Anakin Skywalker hates sand.

... the snow people kidnapped your mom?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 16, 2007, 08:44:47 PM
Its corse and irritating.  And it gets everywhere.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 16, 2007, 08:59:18 PM
 :'(

I don't know you anymore!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 16, 2007, 09:02:07 PM
Great. RVR's wife just called. He lost his will to live. Now he's stone dead. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY, NATURE!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 16, 2007, 09:22:40 PM
Because of Obi Wan?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 17, 2007, 04:56:45 AM
Snow's okay.  It's just cold crystalized water...

and I love the water...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 17, 2007, 05:17:45 AM
Hail is water that wants to beat you to death and break your possessions. Water.... of the Dark Side....

On a snow-related note, it better snow this year and actually pile up on the ground in a meaningful amount, or.... I'll roar my impotent fury at the sky. Again. I'm sick of brown Christmases.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 17, 2007, 06:29:19 AM
Hail is water that wants to beat you to death and break your possessions. Water.... of the Dark Side....

On a snow-related note, it better snow this year and actually pile up on the ground in a meaningful amount, or.... I'll roar my impotent fury at the sky. Again. I'm sick of brown Christmases.

Never move to Florida
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2007, 06:33:09 AM
Sooo... Are we All Clear that Hail is NOT the same as Sleet?? ( ::) )  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 17, 2007, 06:35:31 AM
I'm really all about winter, and as a person, I love the snow. But as a driver, I hate it so bad. Probably because my car has a ridiculous lack of traction. Well, got new tires recently, so we'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on November 17, 2007, 06:36:38 AM
I don't we've had a proper snow flurry in 15 years.  I love it.  I remember when I was in my teens, convincing a friend to give up his car ride into school so we could walk because it was basically a blizzard outside.  Fun times.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2007, 06:43:25 AM
I remember this Massive snow storm back at the end of Feb, 2004 where we got 18" of snow that crippled our area for a week, and reminiscing on childhood memories of living in Buffalo, NY during the Blizzard of 77! AWSOME Times!!
Then we had temperatures rebound that same week to the upper 60's with snow still on the ground.. Weird!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 17, 2007, 06:45:03 AM
The closest we got to a real snowfall was a year or two ago, and it turned out to be a cruel joke more than anything... all it did was melt halfway, freeze again and force us to chip ice off the driveway.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 17, 2007, 06:58:28 AM
By the way, I think I may have figured out the Meaning of Life. First, the question:

What is the meaning of life?

Love.
Here I define love as an emotion which binds through connection, appreciation, and need. There is love of other humans, (spouse, offspring, progenitor, friend, etc,) love of concepts, (patriotism, religion, other ideals,) love of self, and love of stuff, (which crosses over into concepts, occasionaly.)
Anyway, nothing in life has any pre-assgned meaning- we ourselves have to, need to assign meaning to things, (unlike other animals, who don't gives a flying crap about "meaning.") We screw because of a biological need to pass on our genetic material. We raise and protect our offspring to ensure that they get to pass on THEIR genetic material. We form nations, and unite under ideals, for much the same reason, on a broader scale. All of these relationships are given meaning by love. No one thinks, "Ah, good, I have sucsessfully passed down my genetic material" when their newborn child wraps it's tiny hand around their finger. And this is the way it should be.
Even those who don't focus on mating are driven, in part, by love. Some people love power, some love knowledge, some love money. Admittadly, a lot of these people are driven by habit more than anything else, but then meaning is irrelivant there anyway.

So yeah, so far as I can tell, and I may be full of it, the meaning inherint in life is love.

If you think the question itself means something else, like "Why was life created," I don't know what to tell you.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 17, 2007, 10:51:24 AM
Hey, is this the film where the hot female lead takes off her jumpsuit and stands on it to avoid getting electrocuted? Even though she and the suit are soaked with water? The scene that was totally not there just so we could see her in her undies? The scene that didn't make my entire family laugh like monkeys for a full five minutes?

Luckily, she later realizes her faux pas, and feeds herself to a shark to assuage her embarassment.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 17, 2007, 11:00:45 AM
Is it Metalopocalyse?

It is. It's the Lemmy-looking guy who shows up at every Dethklok concert somewhere in the crowd.

He looks like this guy who used to crash at our place and play Playstation for days, and drink all our beer.  One day I found him in the front yard bleeding from his head.  We took him to the hospital and he had a blood/alcohol level of .40

I love your description. I'm just picturing the conversation with the cops:

"So, Mr.... Amy, is it? Is the victim a friend of yours?"
"Eh. He's just this guy."

(men seem to have an allergic reaction to the word "acquaintance")
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 17, 2007, 11:01:54 AM
Its corse and irritating.  And it gets everywhere.

Much like Star Wars prequels...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on November 17, 2007, 11:02:55 AM
Hail is water that wants to beat you to death and break your possessions. Water.... of the Dark Side....

On a snow-related note, it better snow this year and actually pile up on the ground in a meaningful amount, or.... I'll roar my impotent fury at the sky. Again. I'm sick of brown Christmases.

Never move to Florida

And Georgia's probably not such a hot idea, either.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on November 17, 2007, 11:05:05 AM
..Lot a Random Thought Responses there gbeenie.. Interesting! ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 17, 2007, 02:24:07 PM
Is it Metalopocalyse?

It is. It's the Lemmy-looking guy who shows up at every Dethklok concert somewhere in the crowd.

He looks like this guy who used to crash at our place and play Playstation for days, and drink all our beer.  One day I found him in the front yard bleeding from his head.  We took him to the hospital and he had a blood/alcohol level of .40

I love your description. I'm just picturing the conversation with the cops:

"So, Mr.... Amy, is it? Is the victim a friend of yours?"
"Eh. He's just this guy."

(men seem to have an allergic reaction to the word "acquaintance")

When you are out with the other "men" and you say acquaintance you get punched in the face. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 17, 2007, 03:12:50 PM
All this complaining about cold and snow... sheesh.

I just this week turned on my furnace, and the thermostat is set to 60 (58 at night). It's quite toasty in here right now, the wind died down today and it warmed up to about 63. By the end of the month we'll probably be getting down to the mid 40s at high noon. It's already gotten as low as 30ish a couple of times at night, and we had a 5 inch snowstorm last week.

Ah, winter in Canada. If you don't like snow... get the fuck out. Or move to B.C. But then you aren't really a Canadian anymore. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 17, 2007, 03:32:53 PM
Ah, winter in Canada. If you don't like snow... get the fuck out. Or move to B.C. But then you aren't really a Canadian anymore. ;)
You are from where I'm standing.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 17, 2007, 03:45:00 PM
It was 37 degrees here today.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 17, 2007, 03:52:27 PM
Ironic....it's 73 here (according to Comcast Cable).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 17, 2007, 03:58:38 PM
All this complaining about cold and snow... sheesh.

Oh, no I love winter!  Even if its not snowing, I love going out when its cold, wearing 3 layers of clothing, you get to dress like a hobo and no one questions you.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 17, 2007, 04:15:12 PM
This is the result of last year's blizzard here.  There is a road straight ahead.
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/420108454_61ed7ef424.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/420105268_127d0c06cb.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/420108450_56200f6b02.jpg)

....and I don't even have a picture of my back window getting broken out when the tow chain broke off and snapped back through my window and tail light.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 17, 2007, 04:18:35 PM
This is the result of last year's blizzard here.  There is a road straight ahead.
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/420108454_61ed7ef424.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/420105268_127d0c06cb.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/420108450_56200f6b02.jpg)

....and I don't even have a picture of my back window getting broken out when the tow chain broke off and snapped back through my window and tail light.



If you look at one picture after another in like 10 second increments then this looks like the opening sequence of Manos II:  Later that winter.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Jinto on November 21, 2007, 05:29:09 PM
So I saw this story about a sea scorpion claw fossil being found...:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7104421.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7104421.stm)
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/11/21/giant-bug-fossil.html (http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/11/21/giant-bug-fossil.html)

...and thought to myself, "Hmm, I can smell a spin-off movie franchise in the making: Jurassic Ocean World. In one scene, we see a diver swim for his life, escaping a hunting pack of Velocilobsters, only to be eaten by a fearsome Tyranacrustaceaus Clam."

It also made me reminisce about MST3K 01x13: The Black Scorpion.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 22, 2007, 06:18:17 AM
See? It turns out that episode was actually historical fiction, and not sci-fi afterall. Good thing the show wasn't on the Sci-Fi channel at that point or they wouldn't have allowed the episode to air. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on November 22, 2007, 03:15:16 PM
So I saw this story about a sea scorpion claw fossil being found...:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7104421.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7104421.stm)
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/11/21/giant-bug-fossil.html (http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/11/21/giant-bug-fossil.html)

...and thought to myself, "Hmm, I can smell a spin-off movie franchise in the making: Jurassic Ocean World. In one scene, we see a diver swim for his life, escaping a hunting pack of Velocilobsters, only to be eaten by a fearsome Tyranacrustaceaus Clam."

It also made me reminisce about MST3K 01x13: The Black Scorpion.


I'd probably go see JOW, but if some little girl is able to kick around a Velocilobster just because she was on the synchronized swimming team I'm killing everyone in the theater.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 22, 2007, 08:42:22 PM
Okay, I'm watching Psycho again....and I'm still wondering....

If Marion was really planning to go back to Phoenix to square things with her boss (as implied in her doing math to tell herself that since she paid $700 for the car out of what she took off with that she's then going to have to take $700 out of her savings to make up for it  ???)....

Then, why did she feel the need to flush the paper down the toilet and destroy evidence that she'd been there?

Thought she wasn't on the run anymore.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 27, 2007, 11:54:47 AM
Words I like to say:
Kumquat
Kiwi
Pomegranate
Boobie
Flying Buttress

Hehe heh... buttress.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on November 27, 2007, 12:32:58 PM
I like the word "coconut."  It's one of my favorites.  But for some bizarre reason, if you throw in an 'A' after the second 'O' like that Marx Brother movie, The Cocoanuts, I start pronouncing it "coconaut," like "astronaut," only with coco.  Weird.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 27, 2007, 12:45:56 PM
I believe those are the pioneer members of the Wonka Space Program.

Their first mission was lost due to vemicious knids
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 27, 2007, 12:53:14 PM
I like to say 'squeegee'.

  A lot.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on November 27, 2007, 12:55:47 PM
Why did we ever invent words that don't sound funny to say?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 27, 2007, 02:36:37 PM
Because you have to have words to tell someone that their spouse is dead, and it's bad form if the cop is laughing while he's trying to say it.

Oh, and don't forget about "Mukluk." No charge.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 27, 2007, 05:44:47 PM
Kumquat.

(thanks to George Carlin)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 27, 2007, 09:14:28 PM
I think we need to invent a word that's offensive to white people.  Equivilant of the "n" word.  I mean, we have an unfair advantage with that word.  All we have to do is say it, and an African American will get offended.  But the only offensive word's African Americans have come up with to use against white people are "cracker", "honkey", and "whitey".  I don't know about any of you, but I don't find any of those words particularly offensive.  So we need to invent a word and give it to the African American community, and we'll all agree to get offended by it.  Who's with me?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 27, 2007, 10:24:48 PM
I think first we would have to allow African Americans to own us as slaves, beat us, rape us, kill our children, and treat us like animals.  Also let them call us honky as they subjugate us.  Then free us after hundreds of years of oppression.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 28, 2007, 05:27:57 AM
First....who thought this album cover was a good idea?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/610dDS0adGL._AA240_.jpg)

I think first we would have to allow African Americans to own us as slaves, beat us, rape us, kill our children, and treat us like animals.  Also let them call us honky as they subjugate us.  Then free us after hundreds of years of oppression.
Well....not saying that slavery in this country was right...anything but right.   However....

If you subscribe to the thinking that the ancient Egyptians were actually Black Africans, then they did own slaves for ages.  Beat them, raped them, killed their children (the first born male of each household by drowning them in the Nile), treated them like animals and forced them to build pyramids and other grand buildings in the desert.

In fact, there's a whole section of the Bible about how God kicked their asses for not letting one group of their slaves go when His representative, Moses told them to.

(although I'm still trying to figure out.....if this is true about the Egyptians being Black, how did Thermuthis pass off Moses as being her kid?  Or were Jews black-skinned back then, too?)

And, for the record, Black-on-Black slavery is still practiced in Africa to this day.

I don't think there's a culture or skin-color on this planet that hasn't done this at some point in it's history.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 28, 2007, 05:45:40 AM
Animals with power inevitably oppress / eat those without. That is nature.

I've never understood why people get their panties in such a twist about it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 28, 2007, 05:49:57 AM
I've never understood why people get their panties in such a twist about it.

'Cuz it sucks. Nature's a bitch, and people don't like that.

At some point one has to choose whether he'll follow the belief that we as a species should strive toward compassion and fairness, or that we should stick to our roots and not let it bother us too much on a moral level when we kill, maim and destroy. I can't decide.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 28, 2007, 05:56:07 AM
I've never understood why people get their panties in such a twist about it.

'Cuz it sucks. Nature's a bitch, and people don't like that.

At some point one has to choose whether he'll follow the belief that we as a species should strive toward compassion and fairness, or that we should stick to our roots and not let it bother us too much on a moral level when we kill, maim and destroy. I can't decide.
All civilization has a "slave" class.

In this culture, it's technology and "the working poor" (read the book "Nickle and Dimed" when you get a chance).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 28, 2007, 05:58:40 AM
(although I'm still trying to figure out.....if this is true about the Egyptians being Black, how did Thermuthis pass off Moses as being her kid?  Or were Jews black-skinned back then, too?)

Well that would be because it's not true: what Egypt was was a pretty racially mixed society. They didn't like the people from Canaan way but within Egypt you had a lot of what could be seen a interracial mixing. However after a couple of generations of that it really ceases to be interracial since everyone is sort of blended.

Yes the Egyptians followed Blue Mink's recipe millennia before they even recorded that song.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 28, 2007, 07:09:06 AM
Whoa!  I'm just saying that this is why "honky" has no meaning to white people compared to "nigger" meaning a lot to black people.
If you were emotionally attached to the word "honky" it would mean more.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 28, 2007, 08:39:49 AM
Jeez....I can't believe I've never posted in this thread before!  You'd think I would have noticed a thread entitled "Completely Random Thoughts."  It's probably because of my knowledge that NO thoughts can really be random, so my brain subconsciously prevented me from seeing this thread to protect me from scientific inaccuracy.  Thanks for nothing, science!


Anywho, to get back on topic - er, wait...I suppose I already WAS on topic.  Well, to get back to my INTENDED topic, have you ever wondered what would happen if somebody were to just blow up the Internets (but not all the Internets, like the financial ones - just the personal Internets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f99PcP0aFNE)), completely asploding the sweet, tubular Interwebs that bring us so much joy and so much porn?  What if the government decided it couldn't be arsed to fix it (or hire a plumber to repair all the giant tubes) for, say, ten years or so?  How would we cope if social interaction suddenly became necessary again?  I think all the nerds and techno-dweebs like you and me would riot in the streets and destroy things because we've forgotten how to behave in civilized society.  I don't know how I could survive without the Morrowind modding community.  What would I do?  TALK to people?  Get a GIRLFRIEND?  Bah!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 28, 2007, 08:47:14 AM
If Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper, why do people keep drinking regular Dr. Pepper?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on November 28, 2007, 08:50:19 AM
Because Nutrasweet or splenda or whatever other sweetener they use are made from the gunk Satan flicks out of his eyes in the morning. Even if the taste is similar I wouldn't drink Diet (actually I rarely drink pop at all but never diet).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on November 28, 2007, 08:50:36 AM
If Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper, why do people keep drinking regular Dr. Pepper?
'Diet' stuff SUX :gouge:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on November 28, 2007, 09:15:39 AM
If Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper, why do people keep drinking regular Dr. Pepper?
'Diet' stuff SUX :gouge:

I don't know... I'm rather fond of Diet Coke with the lime flavoring in.  I don't drink Diet Dr Pepper because I'm afraid of having my mind TOTALLY BLOWN by the concept of having a diet soda taste so much like a regular soda.

But that's just me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 28, 2007, 10:17:15 AM
Well, if you listen carefully to those Diet Dr. Pepper commercials, you'll notice that they don't say WHAT it tastes more like.

The line is "Diet Dr. Pepper  tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper." THAN WHAT?? Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper than POOP tastes like regular Dr. Pepper? This is a true statement.

It's a very clever marketing campaign.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on November 28, 2007, 10:51:08 AM
Actually I was pretty impressed with Diet Dr Pepper when I tried it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 28, 2007, 01:06:41 PM
If Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper, why do people keep drinking regular Dr. Pepper?

  According to a very snitpicky friend of mine (who will rountinely send food back to the kitchen several times in a row at a resturaunt if it's not perfect), diet sodas have a nasty and bitter aftertaste. As a drinker of diet soda for many years now, I don't personally notice the aftertaste anymore. Most people who switch to diet have a hard time switching back to regular soda because it doesn't taste 'right'.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 28, 2007, 01:20:48 PM
Anyone drink Moxie?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 28, 2007, 02:39:33 PM
Anyone drink Moxie?

Only in the Kingdom of Loathing, and only for the stats.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on November 28, 2007, 02:58:00 PM
No, sir!  Away!  A Papaya War is on!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 28, 2007, 03:36:23 PM
Only in the Kingdom of Loathing, and only for the stats.

You can blame my home state of Maine for Moxie.  Im not a fan of it though.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on November 28, 2007, 03:52:19 PM
Only in the Kingdom of Loathing, and only for the stats.

You can blame my home state of Maine for Moxie.  Im not a fan of it though.

I had this when I was up north once (have never seen it here), it kind of reminded me a local soda we have, sarsaparilla.  Only, not as.. bitter, I guess?  I'm not sure exactly how to describe the flavor that I mean.  But otherwise it wasn't too bad.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 28, 2007, 06:29:38 PM
Well, if you listen carefully to those Diet Dr. Pepper commercials, you'll notice that they don't say WHAT it tastes more like.

The line is "Diet Dr. Pepper  tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper." THAN WHAT?? Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper than POOP tastes like regular Dr. Pepper? This is a true statement.

It's a very clever marketing campaign.

I hate Dr. Pepper, period.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 28, 2007, 08:12:56 PM
If I ever get a face lift....I want it done by the Doctor who did Barry Manilow's....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 29, 2007, 12:10:01 AM
If I were to wear this t-shirt around, would Sideswipe think I was being too forward?
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/ (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/)
(http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/screw500.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 29, 2007, 05:16:36 AM
Just watched a "Glade Scented Oil Candle" commercial....and I have to ask....

So, what does "Glistening Snow" smell like?    ???   And why is this a good thing?

"Gee, Marge, your house smells like cold water"....?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 29, 2007, 05:31:44 AM
I was wondering that exact same thing myself. As far as I know the only time snow smells like anything is when it's laced with something, usually mud or piss.

On commercials: a Brita ad just ran, starting with a sparkling mountain stream running down between rocky, evergreen-covered peaks, and a voiceover guy says something like "If we lived here, we wouldn't have to worry about what's in our water". And I think to myself, what about bacteria, parasites, animal waste and such? You have less a chance of catching a tapeworm from your tap water than you from a stream a racoon took a leak in 100 yards upstream.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 29, 2007, 06:02:41 AM
If I were to wear this t-shirt around, would Sideswipe think I was being too forward?
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/ (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/)
(http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/screw500.gif)


You sick sad little man
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 29, 2007, 10:05:06 AM
If I were to wear this t-shirt around, would Sideswipe think I was being too forward?
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/ (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/)
(http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/screw500.gif)


You sick sad little man

Is that a yes?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 29, 2007, 02:50:58 PM
If I were to wear this t-shirt around, would Sideswipe think I was being too forward?
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/ (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/iscrewrobots/)
(http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/screw500.gif)


  I'm adding this to my Christmas want list. But only because it's funny. I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea about me around here.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on November 29, 2007, 02:56:24 PM
Nooo... Noone would think that here on This Forum.. ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 30, 2007, 11:33:24 AM
If the universe is infinite in all directions, then my anus is the center of it all!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 30, 2007, 11:34:31 AM
If the universe is infinite in all directions, then my anus is the center of it all!
So does that mean that along with the universe your anus is expanding?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 30, 2007, 12:02:04 PM
If the universe is infinite in all directions, then my anus is the center of it all!
So does that mean that along with the universe your anus is expanding?
Oh my friend, you'll know when my anus starts expanding.   ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 30, 2007, 12:03:34 PM
If the universe is infinite in all directions, then my anus is the center of it all!
So does that mean that along with the universe your anus is expanding?
Oh my friend, you'll know when my anus starts expanding.   ;D
Well for my sake I guess I don't ever want to know. Pretend I never asked that question.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 30, 2007, 12:36:01 PM
I sense a disturbance in the anus...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 30, 2007, 07:24:30 PM
"Today is dedicated to Uranus..."

 ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2007, 07:37:54 PM
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/made-you-look.jpg) ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on November 30, 2007, 07:39:16 PM
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/made-you-look.jpg) ;D

It's uncanny how well they captured my likeness, site unseen.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on November 30, 2007, 08:05:31 PM
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/made-you-look.jpg) ;D

It's uncanny how well they captured my likeness, site unseen.

  You've looked at it a bunch, then?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BBQ Platypus on November 30, 2007, 08:32:56 PM
Well, technically, nobody knows what their own butthole ACTUALLY looks like, since to do so requires a mirror.  So they only really know what the mirror image of their butthole looks like.  If they were to, say, look at a photograph of their butthole, they wouldn't see the butthole they normally see.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on November 30, 2007, 08:38:42 PM
Well, my butthole is symmetrical vertically and horizontally, so the mirror image is the same as reality.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on November 30, 2007, 11:52:39 PM
Well, technically, nobody knows what their own butthole ACTUALLY looks like, since to do so requires a mirror.  So they only really know what the mirror image of their butthole looks like.  If they were to, say, look at a photograph of their butthole, they wouldn't see the butthole they normally see.

thats entirely way to much time thinking about your butthole.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 01, 2007, 04:20:15 AM
Well, technically, nobody knows what their own butthole ACTUALLY looks like, since to do so requires a mirror.  So they only really know what the mirror image of their butthole looks like.  If they were to, say, look at a photograph of their butthole, they wouldn't see the butthole they normally see.
Don't know this for a fact but I wouldn't be surprised if certain members of Cirque de Sole have seen theirs first hand.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 01, 2007, 05:35:56 AM
Really flexible people must have totally unique perspectives on life.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on December 01, 2007, 05:44:30 AM
Really flexible people must have totally unique perspectives on life.
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/yoga-fart.gif) :D :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 01, 2007, 05:50:12 AM
RVR, my theory is that you're actually an electronic intelligence born or millions of random searches on images.google.com convalescing into an independent being, and thus you have inherent knowledge of every jpeg and gif on the internet.
Am I far off?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on December 01, 2007, 05:56:21 AM
 :D :D
You're in the 'Ball Park'! ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 01, 2007, 02:06:34 PM
What would it take to convince the manager of a Hollywood Video to let me buy some of the rental movies?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 01, 2007, 02:14:51 PM
most rental movies either in Blockbuster or Hollywood get sold eventually (they're the ones that say "pre-viewed" or something and are usually pretty cheap compared to the new ones for sale).  Some of them are more likely to be sold than others though.  If one doesn't get rented much it might, and if something was a big new release last month it definitely will, as they probably had around 100 copies of it for rent when it was in high demand, and now they need to clear room for the next big release.

What kinds are you looking to buy?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 02, 2007, 08:30:24 AM
Anyone want to travel across Europe with me?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 08:31:32 AM
Anyone want to travel across Europe with me?

You paying?   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 02, 2007, 09:28:01 AM
Are you footing the bill and what's your itinerary?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 02, 2007, 09:59:29 AM
I dont know, I just want to travel.  Im only footing my own bill.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 10:00:20 AM
Have fun, then.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 02, 2007, 10:48:27 AM
I dont know, I just want to travel.  Im only footing my own bill.

You could go cross-country here and not have to deal with people speaking a new language every 5 miles you cover... just a though. Of course then you'd have to deal with Americans, which I'm sure is a later move from dealing with continental Europeans and a decision best made based on preference. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 02, 2007, 11:18:05 AM
Ok well I'll not be going with you then but I can tell you some places to check out.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 02, 2007, 12:20:11 PM
I'll take care of your Go-Bot collectables and your house while your gone!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 02, 2007, 12:38:02 PM
What kinds are you looking to buy?
The kinds that RiffTrax fans like to buy. Mostly bad Sci-Fi.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 12:46:42 PM
What kinds are you looking to buy?
The kinds that RiffTrax fans like to buy. Mostly bad Sci-Fi.

Well, first they have to stock it....

Although, I will admit to scoring an out of print copy of Reptilicus cheap at a Blockbuster (while I was there looking for something to buy with a gift card).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 02, 2007, 02:41:55 PM
Find the right one and they'll have a ton of old sci-fi and horror goodness.  The ultimate score can sometimes be found either if 1-one location is closing then they'll have a huge tent sale there and if they still have stuff they'll send it to a nearby surviving store to sell. or 2-sometimes they just have a tent sale come spring, where all the nearby locations will send the old stuff the can't get rid of on their own.  My old Blockbuster used to be the standby for this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 02, 2007, 03:17:00 PM
Coincidentally I just got home from Blockbuster. One movies I saw that stood out: Shira: The Vampire Samurai. The name alone is a hat trick of fanboyness and enough to make my blood curdle.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 02, 2007, 03:18:08 PM
What kinds are you looking to buy?
The kinds that RiffTrax fans like to buy. Mostly bad Sci-Fi.

Well, I think ya got two options: You either "lose" the rental DVDs and pay for them.  Or you could check out some of the second-hand places on the internet that sell that stuff.  Amazon Marketplace is a goldmine for cheesy titles. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 02, 2007, 03:26:29 PM
losing and paying to replace rental titles can be dangerous though.  Not all of them are reasonably priced...at all.  It used to be that new release VHS copies were over $100 to replace.  I never knew quite why that was when we'd sell a copy of the same movie packaged new for $20, but that's what was in the computer and it's what the store payed for them.  I don't know of any dvd that was ever that overpriced in the rental system, but some of them would be upwards of $50 when you could find it elsewhere fairly cheap.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 04:39:32 PM
Our library system lends DVDs....and they claim on the website that they pay full retail for them in case you don't turn them in.

And since that's my tax money buying those things, I'm highly ticked if that's really what they're paying for them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 02, 2007, 06:07:32 PM
Our library system lends DVDs....and they claim on the website that they pay full retail for them in case you don't turn them in.

And since that's my tax money buying those things, I'm highly ticked if that's really what they're paying for them.

Frankly I doubt that cuz my mother sells books, tapes, dvds, and cds online via amazon, and a lot of the dvds and books sell to libraries.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 03, 2007, 05:42:56 PM
What kinds are you looking to buy?
The kinds that RiffTrax fans like to buy. Mostly bad Sci-Fi.

Well, I think ya got two options: You either "lose" the rental DVDs and pay for them.  Or you could check out some of the second-hand places on the internet that sell that stuff.  Amazon Marketplace is a goldmine for cheesy titles. 
True, but I'm mostly doing this in a fear that the store may close soon. I could always just rip the DVD into a computer (oh noes), but that would ruin the big plan I have.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 03, 2007, 07:44:52 PM
What kinds are you looking to buy?
The kinds that RiffTrax fans like to buy. Mostly bad Sci-Fi.

Well, I think ya got two options: You either "lose" the rental DVDs and pay for them.  Or you could check out some of the second-hand places on the internet that sell that stuff.  Amazon Marketplace is a goldmine for cheesy titles. 
True, but I'm mostly doing this in a fear that the store may close soon. I could always just rip the DVD into a computer (oh noes), but that would ruin the big plan I have.

To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 01:34:03 AM
To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)

"The Closet of Misfit DVDs"

Sounds like half of my collection (http://robotrix.dvdaf.com/owned)....   :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 04, 2007, 04:53:30 AM
To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)

"The Closet of Misfit DVDs"

Sounds like half of my collection (http://robotrix.dvdaf.com/owned)....   :D

I stand by my comment about you in the mutual admiration thread :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 04, 2007, 05:06:35 AM
To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)

"The Closet of Misfit DVDs"

Sounds like half of my collection (http://robotrix.dvdaf.com/owned)....   :D

That's quite an impressive list you got there.  With a quick check it looks like I beat you on number of discs (754) but I'm too lazy to count how many titles I have, and a large number of my discs are made up of big sets, so we might be pretty close on titles.  Really we were right neck and neck until I added my wrestling collection.   ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 04, 2007, 05:13:32 AM
To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)

"The Closet of Misfit DVDs"

Sounds like half of my collection (http://robotrix.dvdaf.com/owned)....   :D

Funny how some of the great DVDs you have are counter-balanced by the absolute rubbish you own.  :)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 04, 2007, 05:23:33 AM
A couple of days ago, I woke up to realize that my pillow didn't have a pillowcase on it. I looks around, and there it was on the opposite side of the room. Apparently, during my sleep, I removed the pillow case and threw it.

Hopefully this means nothing, since my subconcious rarely uses rhyme or reason, but I'm having trouble avoiding the conclusion that I mistook my pillow for a lady.

God, it's weird being me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 05:29:38 AM
To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)

"The Closet of Misfit DVDs"

Sounds like half of my collection (http://robotrix.dvdaf.com/owned)....   :D

Funny how some of the great DVDs you have are counter-balanced by the absolute rubbish you own.  :)

My point exactly.   ;D

You'll also notice that the largest genre in my collection is "Discontinued".

Really we were right neck and neck until I added my wrestling collection.   ;D

 :o   And you've watched those more than once?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 04, 2007, 05:32:16 AM
To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)

"The Closet of Misfit DVDs"

Sounds like half of my collection (http://robotrix.dvdaf.com/owned)....   :D

Funny how some of the great DVDs you have are counter-balanced by the absolute rubbish you own.  :)

My point exactly.   ;D

You'll also notice that the largest genre in my collection is "Discontinued".

Well, I've seen yours, and I would show you mine, but I've forgotten the password to DVD Afficianado.  Besides, its about a year out of date.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 05:34:27 AM
Well, I've seen yours, and I would show you mine, but I've forgotten the password to DVD Afficianado.  Besides, its about a year out of date.  :)

And they've changed the site since then (I think).  You might have to reset your password even if you did remember it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 04, 2007, 05:37:44 AM
:o   And you've watched those more than once?

Hell I'm watching one now!  ;D  The Samoa Joe/CM Punk shoot interview.  That's right, I'm not even watching wrestling, I'm watching two guys sitting in a room talking about their wrestling careers.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 05:41:38 AM
:o   And you've watched those more than once?

Hell I'm watching one now!  ;D  The Samoa Joe/CM Punk shoot interview.  That's right, I'm not even watching wrestling, I'm watching two guys sitting in a room talking about their wrestling careers.

I'm watching MST3K: It Conquered the World.

Think I win this one.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 04, 2007, 05:49:10 AM
:o   And you've watched those more than once?

Hell I'm watching one now!  ;D  The Samoa Joe/CM Punk shoot interview.  That's right, I'm not even watching wrestling, I'm watching two guys sitting in a room talking about their wrestling careers.

I'm watching MST3K: It Conquered the World.

Think I win this one.   ;)

I'd love to be watching that too, but I'll take listening to two of my favorite wrestlers talk about what went into my all time favorite match that I happened to be at live.   ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 04, 2007, 07:28:48 AM
Well, I've seen yours, and I would show you mine, but I've forgotten the password to DVD Afficianado.  Besides, its about a year out of date.  :)

And they've changed the site since then (I think).  You might have to reset your password even if you did remember it.

Aha! I found it:

http://mrbasehart.dvdaf.com/owned (http://mrbasehart.dvdaf.com/owned)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 11:18:14 AM
Aha! I found it:

http://mrbasehart.dvdaf.com/owned (http://mrbasehart.dvdaf.com/owned)

Had a look at it.....

Holy Crap!!!!   :o

You know, I've started looking at my collection and thinking "When am I ever going to watch all of this stuff again...maybe some of it should go....?"

But I'll give you points for patience....   You own both 3 Women and The Best of Everything.   :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 04, 2007, 11:22:22 AM
The difference between high school and college toilet stalls is that the grafitti is punctuated.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 04, 2007, 11:23:17 AM
But I'll give you points for patience....   You own both 3 Women and The Best of Everything.   :D

I actually really liked 3 Women.  Very odd.  And I'm pretty sure my collection is dwarfed by some of the other's on here.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 11:37:10 AM
And I'm pretty sure my collection is dwarfed by some of the other's on here.

Oh, I know there are much, much larger collections on there.

And I just wonder....how do they find the time to watch it all?

I mean, these people have to have jobs (in order to afford the discs) and after that there's just so many hours in a day.  And then a lot of them have sets of recent TV shows....meaning they're either taking time to watch them on broadcast or they're buying them blind?   :o

Wish I knew how they do it....if indeed they do.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 04, 2007, 12:01:14 PM
And I'm pretty sure my collection is dwarfed by some of the other's on here.

Oh, I know there are much, much larger collections on there.

And I just wonder....how do they find the time to watch it all?

I mean, these people have to have jobs (in order to afford the discs) and after that there's just so many hours in a day.  And then a lot of them have sets of recent TV shows....meaning they're either taking time to watch them on broadcast or they're buying them blind?   :o

Wish I knew how they do it....if indeed they do.

Well, I can't for everyone, but my friends are all movie geeks too.  We've spent many, many, hours watching films, though the slightly arty ones (like 3 Women) are ones I usually watch alone.  As for affording them, I buy them all second-hand or on sale.  The 4 disc Cinema Paradiso which I bought about 2 weeks ago cost me 4 pounds...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 04, 2007, 06:54:04 PM
What kinds are you looking to buy?
The kinds that RiffTrax fans like to buy. Mostly bad Sci-Fi.

Well, I think ya got two options: You either "lose" the rental DVDs and pay for them.  Or you could check out some of the second-hand places on the internet that sell that stuff.  Amazon Marketplace is a goldmine for cheesy titles. 
True, but I'm mostly doing this in a fear that the store may close soon. I could always just rip the DVD into a computer (oh noes), but that would ruin the big plan I have.

To have a closet full of shitty, dust-covered DVDs that nobody else wanted? ;)
I was thinking more along the lines of a RiffTrax B-Movie Trading thing. BUT mostly because I need cheep insulation in my closet.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 04, 2007, 07:51:14 PM
For some reason, I have an almost uncontrollable compulsion to sing/mumble/hum "It's Begining to Look a Lot Like Christmas" whenever I have snow difficulties. Brushing/scraping off my car, shoveling, driving, whatever.
And when I say, "Compulsion," I don't mean, "I like to very much." I mean that I will start singing it through my teeth, realize I'm doing it, stop, and then resume doing it 30 seconds later.

Any idea why this is?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 04, 2007, 07:58:41 PM
You're a brainwashed super soldier for the U.S. government, and the song is your trigger?

Just be glad you didn't get the tune for your killswitch stuck in your head. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 04, 2007, 10:45:34 PM
~Junkyard hums to himself~ "I like big butts and I can not lie, you other broth~~explosion~~"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 04, 2007, 11:04:38 PM
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Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 05, 2007, 04:21:00 AM
[yt=425,350]Vqiw-Kqtlr0[/yt]

That's wrong on more levels than there are levels. :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 05, 2007, 05:17:49 AM
That's wrong on more levels than there are levels. :D

Ha! I thought it was kinda cute.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 05, 2007, 07:35:02 AM
That's wrong on more levels than there are levels. :D

Ha! I thought it was kinda cute.

Apparently, someone got that video to Ellen Degeneres, and she had the couple on her show.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 05, 2007, 07:45:01 AM
That's wrong on more levels than there are levels. :D

Ha! I thought it was kinda cute.

Apparently, someone got that video to Ellen Degeneres, and she had the couple on her show.

We had a similar thing happen over here, actually.   A couple at their wedding dance decided to the do the whole end dance routine from Dirty Dancing.  Someone who filmed it put it up on YouTube, and they did the chat-show circuits. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on December 05, 2007, 12:09:07 PM
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Weird!  Just a few days ago my fiance and I were talking about doing something similar at our wedding.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: LolygagerX on December 05, 2007, 12:13:34 PM
I thought of a Reporter saying 'A man walked across the street today and stepped on his grandfathers wrist watch and is now being forced to eat the juice of a seed that just came out of a goats butt.'... That just popped in my mind... I thought id share it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 05, 2007, 12:50:52 PM
that makes absolutely no sense at all
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 05, 2007, 12:56:20 PM
And thus makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 05, 2007, 02:42:49 PM
By the way, we were talking about a Beatles tribute band called Rain just now, and after pointing out that, for technical reasons, they had a fourth member, I pronounced the most awkward sentince fragment I've ever said.
"No Yoko Ono, though."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 05, 2007, 04:30:52 PM
I obeyed Sideswipe and didn't post in his thread.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Courtney on December 05, 2007, 05:34:46 PM
I work out to the Food Network sometimes because I'm a glutton for punishment and then I just came home and made a dish I saw on the Raechel Ray show and now I hate myself.  And I like run-on sentences.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 05, 2007, 05:46:05 PM
I refuse to use ' in my contractions and capatilize the first words in sentences due to shear laziness
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on December 05, 2007, 05:49:07 PM
"No Yoko Ono, though."

I do believe this is a Dr. Seuss book in the making.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 05, 2007, 05:54:50 PM
I refuse to use ' in my contractions and capatilize the first words in sentences due to shear laziness
*robotic insides explode*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 05, 2007, 06:26:26 PM
I've found out, thanks to a new iPod commercial, that no matter how long you actually listen to a  hip hop song, it feels like you've been listening to it for several hours.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 05, 2007, 06:36:53 PM
~Junkyard hums to himself~ "I like big butts ~explosion~"~
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 05, 2007, 07:59:08 PM
May I just say that this Dumbass who just shot up the mall in Omaha was upset that he lost his job at McDonalds.....and yet he has money for a SKS Assault Rifle and a Jeep Cherokee (along with insurance we assume and gas at today's prices) and I guess was living rent free with the family of a friend.....

And he thinks HE has problems?!?!?!    :angry:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 05, 2007, 08:08:13 PM
I saw a picture of him on the news... he looked pretty self-absorbed. It's hard to not be an asshole if you have black square-rimmed glasses.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 05, 2007, 08:19:21 PM
I've been wondering something... if "everyday" nerds are now cool, does that mean that everyday nerds are no longer nerds, but actually the normal people? And that, by extention, mindless jocks are now the outcasts, only clinging to their old ways out of habit, not understanding that they are the world's new social pariahs?

Someone should get out a memo about that.

Also, is it okay for everyday nerds to hate ultra nerds because of the damage they do to our reputation?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 05, 2007, 08:48:01 PM
Don't worry, Chaos. I don't hate you.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 05, 2007, 09:08:09 PM
Also, is it okay for everyday nerds to hate ultra nerds because of the damage they do to our reputation?

You've never been to a Sci-Fi Convention....or you'd know the answer to that.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 05, 2007, 09:15:02 PM
I ALWAYS feel less nerdy after I go to a con.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on December 05, 2007, 11:38:00 PM
No matter how ultra nerdy anyone thinks they are, there's always someone out there who's nerdier.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 06, 2007, 04:20:16 AM
Now, see, all obvious jokes aside (thanks for that, BTW... there are few things more satisfying than a successful intentional setup :D), I know I am not an ultra nerd specifically because of those bizarre nerds who go to cons and dress up as anime females and argue with each other loudly and with wild gesticulations about which Enterprise incarnation was cooler... or who argue with the guest celebrities about how one rung of Scratchy's ribcage played two separate notes. ;)

I will never be that bad, therefore I am secure in my average-level nerddom. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 06, 2007, 05:22:45 AM
Now, see, all obvious jokes aside (thanks for that, BTW... there are few things more satisfying than a successful intentional setup :D), I know I am not an ultra nerd specifically because of those bizarre nerds who go to cons and dress up as anime females and argue with each other loudly and with wild gesticulations about which Enterprise incarnation was cooler... or who argue with the guest celebrities about how one rung of Scratchy's ribcage played two separate notes. ;)

And then there are the people that make those people turn and walk toward a different movie room when they see them coming....   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 06, 2007, 05:25:49 AM
BTW, I'm finally watching the KTMA version of Gamera....and I've seen Gamera vs. Baragon....

And for the first time I'm starting to see why The Brains don't really want people to see these.

Jeez, Guys.....I know this was just local UHF but...you let this be seen in public?

 ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 06, 2007, 05:44:03 AM
I ALWAYS feel less nerdy after I go to a con.

I always feel incredibly stylish.

You know that quote from Lewis Black about IHOP? Well I sort of feel like that about Cons only in the area of wardrobe.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 06, 2007, 06:00:33 AM
I'm pretty nerdy, but I see limits.  I don't dress up as something unless there's a good reason (Halloween usually) and I don't annoy people about a certain subject if I know they don't like it or don't care.  Sometimes people try and pull it out of me though.  One guy I used to work with in particular.  I'd be talking to someone else and I'd make a reference to some wrestler, he's walk up rolling his eyes and say something like "Oh god, don't get him started about fucking wrestling, you'll never get him to shut up...so whatever happened to the Ultimate Warrior?"  Then he'd stand there and ask me wrestling questions for a half hour.  I'd be annoyed if I didn't find it so funny.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 06, 2007, 08:27:43 AM
Now, see, all obvious jokes aside (thanks for that, BTW... there are few things more satisfying than a successful intentional setup :D), I know I am not an ultra nerd specifically because of those bizarre nerds who go to cons and dress up as anime females and argue with each other loudly and with wild gesticulations about which Enterprise incarnation was cooler... or who argue with the guest celebrities about how one rung of Scratchy's ribcage played two separate notes. ;)

I will never be that bad, therefore I am secure in my average-level nerddom. :)

Sorry to burst your bubble, babe, but I can put the lie to the above assertion with one word: Linux.

 :-*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Cibernético II on December 14, 2007, 04:30:14 PM
How come there is such a thing as prune juice, but there's no such thing as plum juice?

THAT MAKES NO SENCE
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 14, 2007, 04:36:14 PM
er (http://www.sunsweet.com/products/info.asp/product/plumsmart)

and

um (http://vgugushvili.trustpass.alibaba.com/product/11604655/Plum_Juice_100_Natural.html)

and

er (http://www.nantucketnectars.com/juice_info.php?juice=79&PHPSESSID=a42dc4d3c8a3b341d3984bec42d6ea8f)

 ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Cibernético II on December 14, 2007, 08:08:14 PM
Yeah. Those are like... specialty items you have to order on the internet., you never see those at a regular grocery store. But prune juice, its everywhere. And how do you get juice from a dried fruit? ANd what do they do with that moisture they take out of plums?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 14, 2007, 08:11:03 PM
And is dried apricot juice different than apricot juice?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 14, 2007, 08:20:13 PM
A little yes because the "juice" from dried fruit is essentially a tisane while plum juice would be the actual juice of the plums.



Changing subjects a moment, with the anniversary coming up, anyone know if there's ever been a musical written about the assassination of Rasputin?

If not i think I might write one.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 14, 2007, 08:23:28 PM
A little yes because the "juice" from Dried fruit is essentially a tisane while plum juice would be the actual juice of the plums.



Changing subjects a moment, with the anniversary coming up, anyone know if there's ever been a musical written about the assassination of Rasputin?

If not i think I might write one.

http://www.rasputinthemusical.com/ (http://www.rasputinthemusical.com/)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 14, 2007, 08:28:04 PM
Ah see I was thinking something more along the lines of The Rocky Horror Show focusing on Yusapov instead of Rasputin.

Eww crappy but unsurprisingly features Ted Neeley.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 15, 2007, 07:40:58 AM
For any MST3K/Rifftrax fan in the Atlanta, GA area, I must quickly recommend Cineprov (http://cineprov.com) for anyone looking for a good live riffing environment. We were watching Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and It's Christmas Charilie Brown. It was a great time by all, and at times, dirty.
Quote from: Lucy
You think you're so smart with that blanket. What are you gonna do with it when you grow up?
Quote from: Linus
Maybe I'll make it into a sportcoat.
Quote from: Riffer
Maybe I'll use it to wipe your back
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 17, 2007, 06:25:09 PM
3 more posts till i hit 1600
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 17, 2007, 06:27:18 PM
3 more posts till i hit 1600
Then what?   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 17, 2007, 06:29:39 PM
uh, the universe gets torn another Fry hole
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 17, 2007, 06:31:02 PM
uh, the universe gets torn another Fry hole

Cool!   ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on December 17, 2007, 06:33:21 PM
uh, the universe gets torn another Fry hole

Hope you have a +1 Mace
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 17, 2007, 06:47:14 PM
well, actually Im more of a sword man myself.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 17, 2007, 08:24:08 PM
Is it just more or has the CT crew missed out on a big opportunity to launch with a bang before xmas? I mean the wired article, the starwars.com article, etc. All pointed to a December 10th release and I am sure a lot of people checked the site out expecting to see a finished product.....


Oh well either way I will wait and I am still just happy this is happening.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: daltysmilth on December 18, 2007, 03:29:09 PM
I'm sure they did all they could to get it out before Christmas.  You must realize, though, that it takes awhile to make a filmed production of any kind.  My friends and I used to make silly little movies, and they would take us at least a couple of weeks to do.  And that was just for a dumb (albeit mostly intentionally), half-hour/45 minute short film.  Even if CT installments are no longer than the average MST episode, that's still 90+ minutes worth of content.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 18, 2007, 03:32:35 PM
One more post until I hit 3613.......get ready cuz I have just begun!   :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 18, 2007, 04:58:40 PM
ahem, 395 till I be ryding dragons
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 19, 2007, 08:08:36 AM
People who've played Halo back me up on this: wouldn't the games have been so much better if, instead of Cortana yelling at you in your head, it had been the voice of John Madden?

"N-now what you've gotta do here Chief is-is lob a grenade oooooover here (draws a line on Chief's visor) a-a-and BOOM!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 19, 2007, 08:11:54 AM
"N-now heres a guy, that when he shoots alot of bullets he usually kills a lot of people"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 19, 2007, 11:57:38 AM
"N-now, you wanna aim r-r-real carefully here, because if you can sh-sh-shoot this guy in the head, that... that'll be a head shot."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hank_Peters on December 19, 2007, 12:36:22 PM
"N-now, you wanna aim r-r-real carefully here, because if you can sh-sh-shoot this guy in the head, that... that'll be a head shot."

"And a b-BOOM! You can see the w-way his cranium gets lateraled right over the g-grunt. Now that's FOOTBALL!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 19, 2007, 01:44:48 PM
*Master Chief begins banging his head violently into the nearest wall to make the voice stop.  
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on December 20, 2007, 07:36:15 AM
OK. So Bryan Adams has this Christmas Song:

[yt=425,350]xtl7lk1-e5c[/yt]

The Chorus goes,

There's something about Christmas Time
Something about Christmas Time...

Only the "There's" doesn't really broadcast.

If you listen to it a certain way, it changes it from a wistful Christmas song, into the most generic and lazy Christmas song ever!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 20, 2007, 08:26:13 PM
HELP! I tried to put up a Christmas tree last week and the ornaments keep falling off! Tell me what I did wrong?


Pics:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e276/diamondback88/rooftree.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 20, 2007, 08:31:18 PM
HELP! I tried to put up a Christmas tree last week and the ornaments keep falling off! Tell me what I did wrong?

The art on your wall scared them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 20, 2007, 08:38:20 PM
So sucide?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 20, 2007, 08:44:18 PM
An attempt to run for the hills!  (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/scared.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on December 20, 2007, 08:49:08 PM
You accidentally installed an Austrailian PAL format tree. You need an NTSC tree.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BBQ Platypus on December 20, 2007, 10:15:09 PM
"N-now, you wanna aim r-r-real carefully here, because if you can sh-sh-shoot this guy in the head, that... that'll be a head shot."

And it's great football.  And you're a great SPARTAN supersoldier.  Put the two together...BOOM!  But ya see, sometimes you got great SPARTAN supersoldiers, but they don't always play great football. But when you got great SPARTAN supersoldiers playin' great football, it's just, bleaugh, welllllllllll you got EVERYTHING!!!  Turducken!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 21, 2007, 05:22:25 AM
BOOM! Tough actin Tinactin!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 21, 2007, 07:55:29 PM
It would seem that I am the most innocently creepy man alive.
I'm a relatively large man with dark hair and eyes, my hair itself with  atendency to stick out at the sides.
I own this trenchcoat, had it for years, that I wear on walks because it's comfortable. Unfortunately, it's kind of worn from so much use, including a small rip near the collar, and frayed sleeves.
I went out for a walk down the main street of my town tonight, which over here is damp and foggy.
I stopped at a gas station to pick up a couple of candy canes, as for 2 months of the year, I find myself addicted, and I needed a hit.

So here I am, walking down the main street, through the fog, in a trechcoat, with candy canes sticking out of my pocket.

Basically, the only way I could have been creepier at that point was if I started rubbing myself vigorously under the coat.



By the way, I moved the canes  to another pocket.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 21, 2007, 08:50:16 PM
It would seem that I am the most innocently creepy man alive.
I'm a relatively large man with dark hair and eyes, my hair itself with  atendency to stick out at the sides.
I own this trenchcoat, had it for years, that I wear on walks because it's comfortable. Unfortunately, it's kind of worn from so much use, including a small rip near the collar, and frayed sleeves.
I went out for a walk down the main street of my town tonight, which over here is damp and foggy.
I stopped at a gas station to pick up a couple of candy canes, as for 2 months of the year, I find myself addicted, and I needed a hit.

So here I am, walking down the main street, through the fog, in a trechcoat, with candy canes sticking out of my pocket.

Basically, the only way I could have been creepier at that point was if I started rubbing myself vigorously under the coat.



By the way, I moved the canes  to another pocket.

I dunno, you could have started muttering or something. Or grinning, chuckling to yourself, and rubbing your hands together. WITH the candy canes sticking out of your pockets in plain site. That would be pretty creepy too.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 21, 2007, 09:00:11 PM
Oooh fun new topic everyone, how can Junkyard up his creepiness level? ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 21, 2007, 09:03:05 PM
Actually, I already tend to chuckle and talk quietly to myself when I'm walking. I just tend to feel isolated when I'm moving.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 21, 2007, 09:23:58 PM
Alternate those chuckles with anguished and hushed "no!"s and that'll creep it up a treat.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 21, 2007, 09:27:10 PM
"But we'll go to the bad place! Yes, but now is fun with children! NoooooHAHAHAHAHA"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 21, 2007, 10:16:57 PM
I get a slightly different reaction when I wear my trench coat in convenience stores...

"But we'll go to the bad place! Yes, but now is fun with children! NoooooHAHAHAHAHA"

Then just stop abruptly and grin like Forest Gump at someone.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 07:45:48 AM
Don't know if this is the best place to let everyone know about this or not but....

Just saw that "Davey and Goliath's Christmas" is going to be on TBS today (the 22nd) at 1pm EST - check your local listings.  It runs an hour instead of the usual half-hour.

Never seen it before but bet it will be good.

Rest of that channel I can't stomach.  But I loved Davey and Goliath when I was a kid.  And it wasn't heavy handed and preachy....sometimes they never mentioned God at all.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Prof. Bobo on December 22, 2007, 06:32:09 PM
Completely Random Thoughts: By Jack Handey.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 06:53:43 PM
Just saw that "Davey and Goliath's Christmas" is going to be on TBS today (the 22nd) at 1pm EST - check your local listings.  It runs an hour instead of the usual half's.

It was "A Snowboard Christmas"....so something made in the last decade or so....some computer stuff in even.   "Wallace and Gromit" it wasn't.

Still not reactionary though.  Did have to mention God a lot because the story involved Davey meeting (for the first time at the age of about 10?) a Muslim girl and a Jewish boy while collection for a Children's Christmas Fund.  And he's surprised to find out that they don't observe Christmas.

But then, I guess with only one Jewish family in town and the Muslims just moved there....    ::)    I mean, don't they teach anything about other religions in Sunday School?  Or just one flat statement that they're all wrong and need to be converted....or "perfected" as someone grotesque once said?  I know that's all I heard one of the few times I went but I didn't want to believe that of all denominations.

Kind of goes with the fiction that - when Davey and friends get caught in a cave running from an avalanche that the Muslim girl pretty much started by following them into the Avalanche Zone and yelling at the top of her lungs for them to come back - Goliath made his way back to the Ski Patrol cabin with the help of a bear and an owl who can read signs.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 22, 2007, 07:02:50 PM
I just customized an ornament.
My second cousin wanted to get her son a karate themed ornament, but she couldn't find one anywhere, including Halmark. So she asked mom to keep an eye out. She found one at Hobby lobby, but Mom was crushed to see that it was a figure of a karate girl instead of a boy. I said i could adjust it, only half sure. We bought it anyway, along with some brown paint.
I cut off the pony tail, sanded it, added some hair marks, and painted hair back on with a toothpick, blending it with the original hair.
We don't plan to tell my 2nd cousin twice removed about this, partially because the figure looks a great deal like him without the pony tail.

Should I be proud of the fact that I just gave a gender change operation to a Christmas ornament? Cause I kinda am.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on December 22, 2007, 07:14:22 PM
I was kind of bummed this year when I unpacked the ornaments and found my Pineapple one was cracked, it's my favorite one. I like there being a pineapple I can pick up.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 07:18:37 PM
Should I be proud of the fact that I just gave a gender change operation to a Christmas ornament? Cause I kinda am.

Do all gender changes stop at a new hairstyle?   ;)

Not meaning to trivialize what you did.  It was very sweet of you to do that to make a little boy feel special.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 22, 2007, 07:22:03 PM
Do all gender changes stop at a new hairstyle?   ;)

Before the age of 10? Yes. At least, if you're made of plaster.

Thanks, by the way.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 07:24:22 PM
Thanks, by the way.

Not at all.  You should feel proud about what you did.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 22, 2007, 07:37:38 PM
Should I be proud of the fact that I just gave a gender change operation to a Christmas ornament? Cause I kinda am.

 Absolutely! You shook your fist at the howling chaos of the world, took something that didn't meet your standards and shaped it to your liking with your own two hands. It's the principle of the thing.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 08:03:45 PM
"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer."   -   Saadi
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 22, 2007, 08:06:55 PM
There's a script for another goddamn heartwarming Halmark Special in there somewhere.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 08:08:54 PM
There's a script for another goddamn heartwarming Halmark Special in there somewhere.

Thought it was the script to all of them?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 22, 2007, 08:16:42 PM
The sex change ornament part, I mean. Course' I haven't seen many HM specials this season, so....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 22, 2007, 08:17:18 PM
A kindly old man makes toys out of junkyard scrap and gives them away to orphans. Tonight on the Hallmark Channel.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 22, 2007, 09:10:43 PM
A kindly old man makes toys out of junkyard scrap and gives them away to orphans. Tonight on the Hallmark Channel.

As opposed to people working for slave wages in China making toys from junkyard scrap and a huge company sends them to poison kids all over the world....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 22, 2007, 10:26:50 PM
A kindly old man makes toys out of junkyard scrap and gives them away to orphans. Tonight on the Hallmark Channel.

As opposed to people working for slave wages in China making toys from junkyard scrap and a huge company sends them to poison kids all over the world....

That's crazy! Nobody would believe a script like that.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: annearchist on December 26, 2007, 01:22:39 PM
This has nothing to do with the current ornament discussion, but since this is the random thoughts thread, I guess you won't mind me mentioning this out of nowhere.

I am told I was a smart child.

I got into Mensa at age 13.

However, throughout most of my childhood, I always wondered why there were "E"s on the M&Ms.  Yes, really.  Somehow the whole, "turn it and it's an "M" as in M&Ms" thing was lost on me.

I'd be curious to hear the funniest/stupidest mistakes of others as well. Maybe it will make me feel less "special needs".  ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on December 26, 2007, 01:43:13 PM
Well, I'm often mistaken as smart because I have a large vocabulary. People accuse me of being "all college" using impractically big words, but in fact I learned to tone it down by college.

I am curious to know how many geniuses have trouble with push/pull doors, by the way. My guess- every single one.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: erika_lk on December 26, 2007, 02:10:09 PM
I am curious to know how many geniuses have trouble with push/pull doors, by the way. My guess- every single one.

I thought when you're a genius doors are supposed to open for you?   ;D

I actually think thats a general human thing.  We go with whatever action has the most success.  If most of the doors we encounter are opened by pulling, then we will try that first, and vice-versa.  I know I'll always try to pull first, stop, read the sign, and continue in the correct manner.  I find it doesn't look quite as dumb to onlookers if I would just slam into a door that couldn't be pushed in.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: annearchist on December 26, 2007, 08:53:38 PM
I am curious to know how many geniuses have trouble with push/pull doors, by the way. My guess- every single one.

I thought when you're a genius doors are supposed to open for you?   ;D

I actually think thats a general human thing.  We go with whatever action has the most success.  If most of the doors we encounter are opened by pulling, then we will try that first, and vice-versa.  I know I'll always try to pull first, stop, read the sign, and continue in the correct manner.  I find it doesn't look quite as dumb to onlookers if I would just slam into a door that couldn't be pushed in.

I have a trick for determining the door direction ahead of time. If the handle is vertical, you pull. If the handle is horizontal, you push. But it doesn't always work. I prefer to try pushing first. I can absorb the mistake by bending my arm as I push, but I just hate getting caught tugging on a "push" door. 

Of course, just because they let me into the IQ thingy doesn't mean I still deserve to be there. That test was a long time and many brain cells ago.  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 27, 2007, 07:24:10 AM
I am curious to know how many geniuses have trouble with push/pull doors, by the way. My guess- every single one.

I thought when you're a genius doors are supposed to open for you?   ;D

I actually think thats a general human thing.  We go with whatever action has the most success.  If most of the doors we encounter are opened by pulling, then we will try that first, and vice-versa.  I know I'll always try to pull first, stop, read the sign, and continue in the correct manner.  I find it doesn't look quite as dumb to onlookers if I would just slam into a door that couldn't be pushed in.

I have a trick for determining the door direction ahead of time. If the handle is vertical, you pull. If the handle is horizontal, you push. But it doesn't always work. I prefer to try pushing first. I can absorb the mistake by bending my arm as I push, but I just hate getting caught tugging on a "push" door. 

Of course, just because they let me into the IQ thingy doesn't mean I still deserve to be there. That test was a long time and many brain cells ago.  ;D

Contrary to popular belief, brain cells do not "die." Alcohol consumption also has no longterm effect on your braincell count whatsoever (though it does, obviously, have other side effects that last beyond temporary). The idea that beer kills braincells is actually quite ludicrous. Homer Simpson was right.

Now let's go back to that... building... thingie, where our beds and TV... is.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 27, 2007, 07:27:57 AM
I dont bother with the whole push/pull door thing, thats why I kick every door down that I come across.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 27, 2007, 07:42:24 AM
"Where we're going we don't need roa-, errr, doors!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on December 27, 2007, 07:46:44 AM
I dont bother with the whole push/pull door thing, thats why I kick every door down that I come across.

So you like people watching you take a shit?  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on December 27, 2007, 08:25:31 AM
No, I just avoid the bathroom
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on December 27, 2007, 08:40:28 AM
go-bots robots don't use bathrooms
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: annearchist on December 27, 2007, 09:13:08 AM
I am curious to know how many geniuses have trouble with push/pull doors, by the way. My guess- every single one.

I thought when you're a genius doors are supposed to open for you?   ;D

I actually think thats a general human thing.  We go with whatever action has the most success.  If most of the doors we encounter are opened by pulling, then we will try that first, and vice-versa.  I know I'll always try to pull first, stop, read the sign, and continue in the correct manner.  I find it doesn't look quite as dumb to onlookers if I would just slam into a door that couldn't be pushed in.

I have a trick for determining the door direction ahead of time. If the handle is vertical, you pull. If the handle is horizontal, you push. But it doesn't always work. I prefer to try pushing first. I can absorb the mistake by bending my arm as I push, but I just hate getting caught tugging on a "push" door. 

Of course, just because they let me into the IQ thingy doesn't mean I still deserve to be there. That test was a long time and many brain cells ago.  ;D

Contrary to popular belief, brain cells do not "die." Alcohol consumption also has no longterm effect on your braincell count whatsoever (though it does, obviously, have other side effects that last beyond temporary). The idea that beer kills braincells is actually quite ludicrous. Homer Simpson was right.

Now let's go back to that... building... thingie, where our beds and TV... is.

I don't believe I mentioned why I think I might have less brain cells than I did as a child. I don't drink at all, actually. But perhaps I should just let the subject die here before I start taking comedic misinterpretations of my attempts at humor more seriously... Oops, too late. ;)



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on December 27, 2007, 09:24:43 AM
You didn't specifically say drinking, no, but that is the most common reason why people quote the idea that anything kills braincells or that braincells in general "die." I was just commenting on that thought in general. :)

To the brain depository!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on December 27, 2007, 09:40:04 AM
To the brain depository!

that is where the Big Brain is hiding! Quick, get Fry!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 27, 2007, 02:25:18 PM
I'm watching Space Mutiny, and I noticed that the crew uniforms on the Southern Sun have a little patch with two jagged S's... and they look a lot like the Waffen-SS insignia.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on December 30, 2007, 07:30:31 AM
I'm watching Space Mutiny, and I noticed that the crew uniforms on the Southern Sun have a little patch with two jagged S's... and they look a lot like the Waffen-SS insignia.

My brain (whose cells do not die, incidentally) refuses to let my eyes focus too closely on that movie.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on December 30, 2007, 01:43:28 PM
I'm watching Space Mutiny, and I noticed that the crew uniforms on the Southern Sun have a little patch with two jagged S's... and they look a lot like the Waffen-SS insignia.

My brain (whose cells do not die, incidentally) refuses to let my eyes focus too closely on that movie.
Agreed.  I watch it only for the man 'railing kills', as well as the breathtaking futuristic golf cart/floor buffer chase scene.  and by 'breathtaking' I mean I laugh so hard and so much that I start to hypervenilate...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 01, 2008, 04:34:45 AM
I watched Live Free or Die Hard again today, and lemme say that after seeing Shia's mincing and whining in Transformers, the Mac kid is infinitely less annoying now and the movie is way more enjoyable. Thank you, Transformers!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 01, 2008, 05:24:19 AM
  I watch it only for the man 'railing kills', as well as the breathtaking futuristic golf cart/floor buffer chase scene.  and by 'breathtaking' I mean I laugh so hard and so much that I start to hypervenilate...

My dad just got himself an enforcer.  Im hoping to borrow it this weekend.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 01, 2008, 07:04:41 AM
So I'm watching No Trace of Tracy on the Jonathan Creek dvd I got for Christmas and I see the really cool custom speakers that Roy Pilgrim was given by a fellow musician:

(http://www.jonathancreek.net/images/s1ep04.gif)


And I got to thinking, I too would like some cool looking speakers, not necessarily like the ones in the show, but something other than the standard boxes you generally find. Trouble is i can't seem to find any good websites for that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on January 01, 2008, 07:14:26 AM
I just finished watching George Gray, formerly of 'The Weakest Link', "Junkyard Wars", and "The Extreme Gong Show' fame do his best Robin Leach impression.  Not the voice, but he did a new year's version of 'What's Up With That House?"  called "What's Up With That Really Expensive House?"  Glad to see this guy can still find work.  He another personality that I think would make a fantastic guest riffer, given the right movie....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 01, 2008, 08:45:10 AM
I too would like some cool looking speakers, not necessarily like the ones in the show, but something other than the standard boxes you generally find. Trouble is i can't seem to find any good websites for that sort of thing.

Found this (http://www.bornrich.org/entry/artcoustics-art-inspired-speakers/) story which has links to other non-box speakers.  The website is called "Born Rich"....so prepare yourself.

Then there's this (http://www.artisticaudio.com/mobius.htm):

(http://www.artisticaudio.com/images/mobius.gif)

Seems like the only really decorative free-standing speakers (http://alloutdoorspeaker.com/decorative_speakers.html) are being made for the outdoors.

I guess, the problem is if you're going to make something really special, it's going to cost a lot more - and those speakers probably are probably going to have to give up something, acousticly speaking.  And anyone who can pay that is going to have a huge overpriced sound system and is going to want speakers that can produce sound that even undamaged human hearing can't distinguish (just so they can brag about the numbers to each other).
 
Looks like the kind of speakers you're looking for would have to be someone's hobby.....    :(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 01, 2008, 08:56:27 AM
Yeah see I have these two Tibetan ritual trumpets that I suppose I could stick a couple of Bose amplifiers or something into.

I noticed that the majority of speakers that look different do tend to be intended for the outside.

Oh and tangential but sort of related: I never realized, until I listened to the commentary track, just how sexy David Renwick finds Caroline Quentin, I swear he was moments from a hand shandy at times during the commentary. :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 01, 2008, 09:10:27 AM
Oh and tangential but sort of related: I never realized, until I listened to the commentary track, just how sexy David Renwick finds Caroline Quentin, I swear he was moments from a hand shandy at times during the commentary. :D

Probably uses that improv of her buying a huge sausage from a butcher in "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" for that.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 01, 2008, 11:02:37 AM
I work in the deli in a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store.
Our mascot:
(http://www.sheboyganfalls.org/Piggly%20Wiggly%20Logo%20copy.gif)
An anthrophomorphic pig in a butcher's apron.

Some day, what I want to do is this:
Have all three of the deli clerks on duty wear Piggly Wiggly heads. We all remain creepily silent, using graceful but enthousiastic miming while dealing with customers. A flurish of the hand over our salads, a grandois gesturing at this week's specials, etc.
If someone asks for the potato salad, we give them potato salad. If they ask for turkey, we give them turkey. If they ask for any of our hams, we all start squealing loudly, rushing around and bumping into each other in panic, occasionally squealing accusingly at the customer.
It's even funnier if they have kids with them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 01, 2008, 11:13:17 AM
Some day, what I want to do is this:
Have all three of the deli clerks on duty wear Piggly Wiggly heads. We all remain creepily silent, using graceful but enthousiastic miming while dealing with customers. A flurish of the hand over our salads, a grandois gesturing at this week's specials, etc.
If someone asks for the potato salad, we give them potato salad. If they ask for turkey, we give them turkey. If they ask for any of our hams, we all start squealing loudly, rushing around and bumping into each other in panic, occasionally squealing accusingly at the customer.
It's even funnier if they have kids with them.

So....do you think your Umemployment Insurance will cover your bills?   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 01, 2008, 11:18:47 AM
Some day, what I want to do is this:
Have all three of the deli clerks on duty wear Piggly Wiggly heads. We all remain creepily silent, using graceful but enthousiastic miming while dealing with customers. A flurish of the hand over our salads, a grandois gesturing at this week's specials, etc.
If someone asks for the potato salad, we give them potato salad. If they ask for turkey, we give them turkey. If they ask for any of our hams, we all start squealing loudly, rushing around and bumping into each other in panic, occasionally squealing accusingly at the customer.
It's even funnier if they have kids with them.

So....do you think your Umemployment Insurance will cover your bills?   ;)

If I invite my boss to be one of the three, I might make employee of the month. (I could SO see Tom enjoying that.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 01, 2008, 11:22:24 AM
Just finished watching Twilight Zone's "One for the Angels"......   :)  And now they're going to show "Nothing in the Dark"....

Two episodes about Death coming for you.

God, I love this show.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on January 02, 2008, 08:52:59 AM
Just finished watching Twilight Zone's "One for the Angels"......   :)  And now they're going to show "Nothing in the Dark"....

Two episodes about Death coming for you.

God, I love this show.
Was that the 'New' Twilight Zone or the "Classic'?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 02, 2008, 06:09:05 PM
Here's a question: Did sheepskin suddenly become the worlds most expensive fabric?

I have this sheepskin coat that I've worn for years and well it's looking a bit daggy (appropriately I suppose), so i thought I'd have a look-see how much I might be expected to pay for a new one. Dear sweet Christ on a Bike most of the ones I'm seeing are hovering around the Grand mark, God alone knows what the one I have is worth.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 02, 2008, 06:21:24 PM
Just finished watching Twilight Zone's "One for the Angels"......   :)  And now they're going to show "Nothing in the Dark"....

Two episodes about Death coming for you.

God, I love this show.
Was that the 'New' Twilight Zone or the "Classic'?

Classic....of course!!!!  The first with Ed Wynn and the second featuring a very young Robert Redford.

Never seen a "New" Twilight Zone worth watching again.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 08, 2008, 08:10:26 AM
You know, I just looked down at my hand and saw this really derivative marking.

Now either I've been tooting on a fraggle musician's horn in an unauthorised manner

OR
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 08, 2008, 07:47:04 PM
you're boned
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 08, 2008, 07:48:58 PM
Que?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 08, 2008, 07:49:45 PM
Have any magic rocks appeared in your yard or in your house?  Don't try to sell them for meat.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 08, 2008, 07:50:00 PM
your boned

Okay....do you mean "you're" as in "you are".....or are you saying that Tripe owns a "boned"?

Why can't anybody get this right?

Jeez, People!  It's not that hard to remember!   :angry:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 08, 2008, 07:53:44 PM
ok,
youre

I can get it right, I choose not to
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 08, 2008, 08:03:02 PM
ok,
youre

I can get it right, I choose not to

Sorry.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 08, 2008, 08:39:40 PM
You know, I just looked down at my hand and saw this really derivative marking.

Now either I've been tooting on a fraggle musician's horn in an unauthorised manner

OR
Spoiler (click to show/hide)



On the bright side, you might get a sweaty, feverish Sienna Guillory make some coy remarks towards you.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bob on January 09, 2008, 06:29:44 AM
your boned

Okay....do you mean "you're" as in "you are".....or are you saying that Tripe owns a "boned"?

Why can't anybody get this right?

Jeez, People!  It's not that hard to remember!   :angry:

You know, your right.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 09, 2008, 06:34:16 AM
If I won the lottery, I'd buy an island where I could hunt clones of celebrities.

How much for a weekend-long hunting trip?

I wouldn't be surprised if the rates were related to the magnitude of the celebrity that you were hunting. Stalking a herd of Christian Bales would probably run me as much as an elk hunting expedition, but bagging the limit of Stephen Baldwins should be more like shooting squirrels or prairie dogs.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 09, 2008, 06:43:12 AM
You know, I just looked down at my hand and saw this really derivative marking.

Now either I've been tooting on a fraggle musician's horn in an unauthorised manner

OR
Spoiler (click to show/hide)



On the bright side, you might get a sweaty, feverish Sienna Guillory make some coy remarks towards you.

Job's a goodun!  :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 09, 2008, 04:37:57 PM
You know, I just looked down at my hand and saw this really derivative marking.

Now either I've been tooting on a fraggle musician's horn in an unauthorised manner

OR
Spoiler (click to show/hide)



Maybe you should follow this guy's lead:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/09/hand.cut.off.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/09/hand.cut.off.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 09, 2008, 04:45:17 PM
Just dont forget to microwave the detatched hand.  Thats the most important part, dont forget it!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 09, 2008, 07:30:33 PM
Hey why are the avatars suddenly massive?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on January 09, 2008, 07:33:39 PM
Torgos was trying to make them slightly bigger.  looks like he overshot the goal.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 09, 2008, 07:40:34 PM
Torgos was trying to make them slightly bigger.  looks like he overshot the goal.

I like my big duck.....!!!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 09, 2008, 07:41:47 PM
Kind of makes "OMG!!! DUCK!!!" humorously appropriate now.  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 09, 2008, 07:42:06 PM
Torgos was trying to make them slightly bigger.  looks like he overshot the goal.

I like my big duck.....!!!!

"I like big ducks and I can not lie, you other brothers can't deny..." ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 09, 2008, 07:43:36 PM
Torgos was trying to make them slightly bigger.  looks like he overshot the goal.

I like my big duck.....!!!!

"I like big ducks and I can not lie, you other brothers can't deny..." ;)

Your anaconda don't want none unless....?   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 09, 2008, 07:58:55 PM
This strange update has caused Mothra to nearly double in size! Run!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on January 12, 2008, 01:02:09 AM
Seeing how high midichlorian levels tend to make you a whiny bitch, you should count yourself lucky.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 12, 2008, 03:42:27 AM
It's early, my dog woke me up, and I can't get back to sleep.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 12, 2008, 04:43:43 AM
I stayed up too late watching Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster on AMC last night......  *yawn*

Wanted to get started early today but I guess I'm laying down for another couple hours.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 12, 2008, 07:22:37 AM
Wow.. you were watching a AWFUL movie.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bob on January 12, 2008, 08:22:04 AM
Yeah, I cought it over XMAS at my folks house on the HD Monster channel on Dish.

Wow, what a stinker!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 12, 2008, 09:59:52 AM
Yeah....and it was hilarious!  It's why I suggested it as a Rifftrax.

See some of us who started out as MST3K/Joel fans - we enjoyed the movies they used even before the show existed for the pure cheese.....stuff with a kitsch factor all it's own.

And I think I've just figured out the main difference between Rifftrax and MST3K:

MST3K made fun of movies that were cheesy.

Rifftrax makes fun of movies that are just crap.

(Hey....Godzilla Tokyo SOS is on Telemundo!   :D)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 12, 2008, 10:44:10 PM
When zombies take over the world, only I will be prepared.

Once they've taken over, what's left to prepare for?

Then again, if you're still not a zombie how can you say they've taken over the entire world...?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 13, 2008, 09:22:00 AM
When zombies take over the world, only I will be prepared.

What makes you more prepared than me?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 13, 2008, 04:09:31 PM
Completely Random Fact:  The term "fortnight" was first coined by British soldiers serving on faraway colonial posts in hostile lands.  Due to a shortage of supplies and manpower, they had to "hold the fort" for continuous two-week shifts, during which they could not sleep, eat, drink, urinate, defecate or breathe loudly under pain of death (a regular, sanely-timed rotation of officers would watch them to make sure they didn't doze off, chew their fingers, or soil their fancy red pants).  Ironically, this made the situation much worse, as the majority of British frontier outposts underwent mutinies about a week after the program went into effect.  Fortunately for the Army, by this point, the enlisted men had all gone completely insane due to sleep deprivation - the Crown willingly went along with their demands ("that shiny button you're wearing - no, the other one!").
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 13, 2008, 05:41:13 PM
And according to Bill Bryson in the book "Mother Tongue" it's also a contraction of "fourteen-night".  We just dropped the 'teen' bit, because people become naturally lazy with words.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 13, 2008, 05:58:21 PM
ya
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on January 14, 2008, 12:29:46 AM
new speak cometh...but that's language for you
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Scrivener on January 14, 2008, 06:37:56 AM
And according to Bill Bryson in the book "Mother Tongue" it's also a contraction of "fourteen-night".  We just dropped the 'teen' bit, because people become naturally lazy with words.

And since there is also the more obscure word "sennight" meaning one week (sevennight), I believe we can call the two-weeks-without-urinating myth Busted.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 14, 2008, 06:45:48 AM
Yep Basehart has the right one. BBQ's is retro etymololgy
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 14, 2008, 11:24:46 AM
It will certainly cause the users to lose weight.  Actually tons of coffee plus food will still accelerate "weight loss"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2008, 12:48:21 PM

I've invented a new diet plan. It's like the Atkins, only instead of eating nothing but bacon you consume nothing but coffee. I call it the coffee diet. I will make millions.

  And if you're anything like that character from MAD TV:

(http://users.planetmadtv.com/elscorcho/characters/coffeeguy.gif)

....you can bottle up your...um...liquid coffee remains (which, if you're only drinking coffee, should be pretty potent) and sell it as your very own 'custom brew'. More money in the bank.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 14, 2008, 03:48:06 PM

....you can bottle up your...um...liquid coffee remains (which, if you're only drinking coffee, should be pretty potent) and sell it as your very own 'custom brew'. More money in the bank.

Thats what they do with monkeys and people pay out the ass for it (pun intended)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2008, 04:07:54 PM

....you can bottle up your...um...liquid coffee remains (which, if you're only drinking coffee, should be pretty potent) and sell it as your very own 'custom brew'. More money in the bank.

Thats what they do with monkeys and people pay out the ass for it (pun intended)

 Hahaha!!! I hereby declare you the forum's Punmaster!!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 14, 2008, 04:16:12 PM
completely random thought:     Torgo'sPizza's new Beetlejuice avatar is awesome :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 14, 2008, 05:18:04 PM
Yep Basehart has the right one. BBQ's is retro etymololgy

You act as though I intended other people to believe it.  I myself only believed it temporarily (I hadn't taken my nighttime medication yet, so I was quite delusional at the time).  I thought the wording and nature of the post made it abundantly clear that it was just another one of my insane ravings.  I don't even think it's possible to SURVIVE two weeks under those kinds of conditions.  (And believe me, I HAVE tried it before).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 14, 2008, 05:27:37 PM
Yep Basehart has the right one. BBQ's is retro etymololgy

You act as though I intended other people to believe it.  I myself only believed it temporarily (I hadn't taken my nighttime medication yet, so I was quite delusional at the time).  I thought the wording and nature of the post made it abundantly clear that it was just another one of my insane ravings.  I don't even think it's possible to SURVIVE two weeks under those kinds of conditions.  (And believe me, I HAVE tried it before).

How would you go 2 weeks without peeing?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 14, 2008, 05:36:37 PM
Hahaha!!! I hereby declare you the forum's Punmaster!!!

Haha, thank you.  I accept.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: annearchist on January 14, 2008, 08:22:58 PM
I've invented a new diet plan. It's like the Atkins, only instead of eating nothing but bacon you consume nothing but coffee. I call it the coffee diet. I will make millions.

I beilive I will start a new anti-diet today. Chocolate and Bacon candy bars will figure into it heavily.

(http://zomgcandy.wordpress.com/files/2007/08/mosbaconbarpop.jpg)
http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/product/bacon_exotic_candy_bar/exotic_candy_bars (http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/product/bacon_exotic_candy_bar/exotic_candy_bars)


Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 05:10:29 AM
it's surprisingly good. Though dark chocolate works well with meat, try a little on roast chicken.

Oh and their Oaxaca bar is fantastic.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on January 15, 2008, 11:26:48 AM
We make a special trip to the Vosges store in Vegas whenever we vacation there. The bacon bar is awesome, and I love the Roosters. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: annearchist on January 15, 2008, 04:20:03 PM
it's surprisingly good. Though dark chocolate works well with meat, try a little on roast chicken.

Oh and their Oaxaca bar is fantastic.

Yes, it is. I sent out Vosges truffles to my relatives for Xmas this year. My ex husband and his gf got truffles and bacon bars.
I've visited the store in NYC (uptown location), and had fun trying out samples & such. Nice sales staff, too.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 15, 2008, 05:41:39 PM
The only problem I have with visiting a Vosges outlet is that I feel supremely un-hip when I'm in one. Like I should be wearing something with retro polka dots on it or something instead of the grubby Hot Topic fair I'm usually in. Am I alone in this?

  But the chocolate is divine. My favorite is the Naga Truffle. Or the Naga Bar.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 15, 2008, 06:11:16 PM
No, I have no idea what this place is you speak of and I didnt even know it existed until you guys started talking about it
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 06:17:52 PM
Have to say I wasn't aware of dedicated stores, I just get the bars from Whole Foods but now I have a new place to try and visit :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 16, 2008, 12:19:44 PM
Not so much a random thought, but something completely random and ironic. Notice the choice of words for The (not just "an", but "The") Astrological Magazine (http://www.astrologicalmagazine.com/). Didn't see that one coming.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 16, 2008, 12:24:05 PM
 :rimshot:

The old ones are still the best. :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 16, 2008, 04:54:24 PM
I was just thinking about the "Island of Misfit Toys," from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I have some thoughts that have been stewing for a long time, and i just recalled them.
I don't remember it all that well, but these were toys that, for whatever reason, were just.... off. A train with square wheels, a submersible boat, a gun that shot jelly, and a Charlie in the Box.

First- Charlie, maybe it isn't the fact that you're called "Charlie." Maybe it's because you can talk. Do you realize how terrible that is? How horrifying? I'm sorry, Chuck, but if i ever met you or your terrifying kin, you abortions of the natural order would be smashed and on fire before you can say "Nobody wants a-."

Second- Are all toys secretly sentient in that universe and only talk in the presence of elves, deer, or prospectors, or are only the ones on the island able to talk, some weird curse that allows them to feel a rejection a normal toy wouldn't even be aware of? If the former, that's scary. If the latter, that's mind shatteringly sick.

Third- Who made these things? Did the elves? Did a careless toy company? And assuming they can talk from day one, when do they start talking?  Right upon completion?
Here's the scene I picture:
A bunch of elves are making toys. One of them is putting in the final screw to the hinge of a seemingly normal Jack in the Box. Suddenly that fat elf notices it, and starts running to his table, yelling "NOOO!!!" Too late, the elf snugs the last screw in.
"I.... live."
"Oh, Jesus. What did you do?"
"What, what are you... oh. Oh sweet merciful God."
"I'm... Charlie."
"Of God. Oh f***. Oh f***! Motherf***ing S***!"
"S***!"
"I... but.... NOBODY WANTS A CHARLIE IN THE BOX!"
As Charlie begins to have an existencial freak out, the elf makes a mad grab for a mallet, intent on a mercy kill. Fat elf stops him,
"No!"
"It's the only humane way!"
"It's still murder, damn it! Just... just get the poor bastard wrapepd up. We'll get it to a kid, and that f***ing lion bird thing can take care of him from there."

Hmmm... maybe for the prequel. Charlie's Story.

One last thing: Yukon Cornelius. I would pay good money to have someone animate Yukon and the Bumble's fall from the cliff, and play a recording of Gandalf's explination of what happened as he was falling with the Balrog. Have Yukon's pickaxe glow with an inner light, too, just to make it proper.


Sorry, I just had to get that out in the open. And don't think these observations, (save for the last one) are new. I saw something fishy from my first viewing.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 16, 2008, 05:07:57 PM
The thing that bothers me is the poor Abominable Snowman; I don't care how much innate Dental talent that elf has, those long predatory teeth will have long roots and would be complete agony to remove with those look like they were bought at A-Co pincers and no anesthetic.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 16, 2008, 05:28:00 PM
no love at all for the Snowman
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 16, 2008, 05:30:23 PM
Doesn't mean it should be the subject of inhumane dental procedures.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on January 16, 2008, 05:33:20 PM
I thought it was a Bumble  :rimshot: (I've always wanted to use this one ;D)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 16, 2008, 06:59:45 PM
I thought it was a Bumble  :rimshot: (I've always wanted to use this one ;D)

And since they bounce with no ill effects, maybe they don't feel pain like we do.  Maybe having those teeth pulled didn't hurt like it would for us.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 17, 2008, 12:05:05 AM
Not so much a random thought, but something completely random and ironic. Notice the choice of words for The (not just "an", but "The") Astrological Magazine (http://www.astrologicalmagazine.com/). Didn't see that one coming.

It's what they get for trying to hoard all the nonsense for themselves.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 18, 2008, 05:01:02 AM
Doesn't mean it should be the subject of inhumane dental procedures.

Oh god I know.

I bet he came out of that mumbling... "Is it safe?  ... is... it safe?"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 18, 2008, 05:02:53 AM
*wanders into the thread singing*"Electric Joy, Building...."**wanders out again**
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 18, 2008, 05:20:27 AM
Doesn't mean it should be the subject of inhumane dental procedures.
Oh god I know.

I bet he came out of that mumbling... "Is it safe?  ... is... it safe?"

Ah Hermey the Misfit ex-NAZI Elf  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 18, 2008, 09:48:38 AM
Doesn't mean it should be the subject of inhumane dental procedures.
Oh god I know.

I bet he came out of that mumbling... "Is it safe?  ... is... it safe?"

Ah Hermey the Misfit ex-NAZI Elf  ;D

Yukon Cornelius was after the briefcase of diamonds!  Not silver & gold!  IT ALL comes together now!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 18, 2008, 02:16:54 PM
Here's the scene I picture:
A bunch of elves are making toys. One of them is putting in the final screw to the hinge of a seemingly normal Jack in the Box. Suddenly that fat elf notices it, and starts running to his table, yelling "NOOO!!!" Too late, the elf snugs the last screw in.
"I.... live."
"Oh, Jesus. What did you do?"
"What, what are you... oh. Oh sweet merciful God."
"I'm... Charlie."
"Of God. Oh f***. Oh f***! Motherf***ing S***!"
"S***!"
"I... but.... NOBODY WANTS A CHARLIE IN THE BOX!"
As Charlie begins to have an existencial freak out, the elf makes a mad grab for a mallet, intent on a mercy kill. Fat elf stops him,
"No!"
"It's the only humane way!"
"It's still murder, damn it! Just... just get the poor bastard wrapepd up. We'll get it to a kid, and that f***ing lion bird thing can take care of him from there."

  Dude, this had me on the floor laughing for HOURS.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 19, 2008, 08:01:03 AM
Doesn't mean it should be the subject of inhumane dental procedures.
Oh god I know.

I bet he came out of that mumbling... "Is it safe?  ... is... it safe?"

Ah Hermey the Misfit ex-NAZI Elf  ;D

Yukon Cornelius was after the briefcase of diamonds!  Not silver & gold!  IT ALL comes together now!

Especially when  you consider the Reindeer Games were actually a very long distance race.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 19, 2008, 08:29:41 AM
I thought Reindeer Games  was a really bad Ben Affleck movie
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on January 19, 2008, 08:30:37 AM
Where the hell's that CD I ordered two weeks ago?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 19, 2008, 10:14:59 AM
Where the hell's that CD I ordered two weeks ago?

Postal strike has held it up.  ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 19, 2008, 10:18:55 AM
Is it just me, or does Postal Strike sound the best first-person shooter game EVER?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 19, 2008, 12:23:41 PM
Like this game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_%28computer_game%29)?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 19, 2008, 02:54:22 PM
Is it just me, or does Postal Strike sound the best first-person shooter game EVER?

I'm thinking it would have something to do with radioactive ink in the bulk mail that causes Zombification in all the Postal Workers of the world.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 19, 2008, 08:36:54 PM
One Tin Soldier:

As a practical man, I can't bring myself to feel bad for the people of the mountain. They really didn't need to die for that damn note. They could have avoided that fate at basically every point along the way. Those stupid hippies deserved it.
At the same time, I DO feel bad for the people of the valley. Millitary action isn't cheap, and what do they have to show for their massacre? A damn rock. And looting a hippie kingdom is basically pointless, so... yeah. Pretty crappy for them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 19, 2008, 08:40:53 PM
Hey Jinx Dawson is foxy that's all you need to know.

And the Mountain people did say they'd let the valley folk share the "treasure"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2008, 08:55:02 PM
And the Mountain people did say they'd let the valley folk share the "treasure"

Came an answer from the kingdom,
"With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there."

Yeah, these damned hippies....imagine actually sharing with people you don't even know.  It's like they're following what Jesus taught or something....they sure deserve to die for that.

 ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 19, 2008, 09:00:21 PM
Exactly

I really love One Tin Soldier

Here's the animation created for the Coven version

[yt=425,350]Qa2vowp4Qdw[/yt]

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 19, 2008, 09:01:31 PM
Still deserved it. Could have just brought it out for everybody to see. Even then, though...

"Well, those weird mountain people said they'd bring the treasure out to share with us."
"Yup. Should be good."
"Oh, there you are! Let's say we just get down to business. Let's see it, Mountain friend."
".... Peace on Earth? What, is it made from some sort of precious metal?"
"No, it's the concept! It is the truth that is within each of us!  You see, unlike material things, we can both have peace in equal mesure by giving freely of ourselves!"
"... you people are retarded. OPEN FIRE, MEN!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 19, 2008, 09:02:27 PM
You're  a funny Hindu at times.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 19, 2008, 09:05:54 PM
Well, if everyone would stop equating Hindus with friggin' Ghandi! Talk about raising the bar. Most Hindus are bastards, same as Christians, Jews, Muslims, and the rest.


(Meanwhile, it should be noted that I actually like that song quite a bit.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 19, 2008, 09:12:28 PM
I don't think Ghandi's a bad person to be equated with. Wish I could pull of the feat of getting six naked chick to sleep in my bed as a "test of my celibacy".

Oh Mohandas you clever little lawyer ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2008, 09:13:18 PM
(Meanwhile, it should be noted that I actually like that song quite a bit.)

Well that will get you nowhere for a start....

I consider that a song that if you've heard it once, that was enough.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 19, 2008, 09:14:51 PM
You mean it's bad, or that it's message is easily absorbed?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 19, 2008, 09:55:07 PM
Although I like the song just fine, it IS a tad heavy-handed.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2008, 10:15:21 PM
You mean it's bad, or that it's message is easily absorbed?

Yes.  ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 22, 2008, 08:59:00 PM
Let's imagine for a minute that cows could communicate with intelligence like our own. How do you think a cow would handle being told that it's fate after death would be to become a set of leather S&M gear?

Cow 1 to farmer: Well boss, I guess my number's up, but tell me one thing: what will they do with me?

Farmer: You will cover the case of a fine musical instrument.

Cow 2: I guess that's dignified. How about me?

Farmer: You're gonna be a gimp mask.

Cow 2: ...

Junkyard would explain it better with an illustration.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 22, 2008, 09:08:11 PM
She might look a little like this:

(http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/785814/2/istockphoto_785814_surprised_cow.jpg)

And yes, I typed in "surprised cow" for that picture.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 24, 2008, 08:11:56 PM
I have a sort-of random thought:

Does anyone else find it really freaky when Crow is destroyed or horribly mangled?  Tom Servo is okay, but when I see the gibbering wreck of Crow when he's strafed or blown up in some way, it gives me the willies.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 24, 2008, 08:16:24 PM
Maybe it's how he's always wide-eyed and staring even when he's a smoldering, twisted wreck?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 24, 2008, 08:17:55 PM
The partially digested Crow put me off a little, but the burnt Crow from the blooper- tape of "Danger: Death Ray," was hilarious, horrible screaming aside.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 25, 2008, 05:09:53 AM
Oh, and while I won't do a comic covering this:

Let's imagine for a minute that cows could communicate with intelligence like our own. How do you think a cow would handle being told that it's fate after death would be to become a set of leather S&M gear?

Cow 1 to farmer: Well boss, I guess my number's up, but tell me one thing: what will they do with me?

Farmer: You will cover the case of a fine musical instrument.

Cow 2: I guess that's dignified. How about me?

Farmer: You're gonna be a gimp mask.

Cow 2: ...

,I will show what I imagine the reaction to be:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2033/2218008505_3378a82131_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 25, 2008, 05:28:25 AM
Then we'll just end up with Cows and Humans conferring and their faces morphing into one another so that we can't tell who is cow and who is man.

And Boxer will still have been sent to the glue factory :'(

Oh and the most disturbing Crow is Balerian Crow.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on January 25, 2008, 05:46:39 AM
A drawing I can't even do in my own crappy style:
Animal Farm 2: Boxer's Revenge!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 25, 2008, 09:29:17 PM

Oh and the most disturbing Crow is Balerian Crow.

 :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 26, 2008, 11:40:05 AM
Something else that I've been wondering about: Did MST3k fake the letters that they read out? I can' t tell, though those segments always seem a little looser and less planned than the other ones.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on January 26, 2008, 12:49:34 PM
Thread title seen elsewhere on the web:

Meet the Spartans (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)

Yes, be careful. You wouldn't want to accidentally deprive yourself of the rich nuanced plot twists of "Meet the Spartans" before hand, would you?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 26, 2008, 12:56:06 PM
Heavens, no!


BTW, I am such a bitch. Of the four trailers I put in front of one of our copies of Meet The Spartans, two of them are trailers for Meet The Spartans. I just want to see how long it takes for an audience member to say something about it to one of the staff.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 26, 2008, 05:14:27 PM
Why you heartless ice queen!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 26, 2008, 05:16:05 PM
Heavens, no!


BTW, I am such a bitch. Of the four trailers I put in front of one of our copies of Meet The Spartans, two of them are trailers for Meet The Spartans. I just want to see how long it takes for an audience member to say something about it to one of the staff.  :)

My local PBS station does that for all of its shows, it's weird a trailer comes on and then the show. Is this a PBS thing or simply a Detroit thing?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 26, 2008, 07:14:01 PM
Oh no!  gbeenie works for PBS in Detroit!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 26, 2008, 07:14:43 PM
seems a bit of a commute

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 26, 2008, 07:26:12 PM
Heavens, no!


BTW, I am such a bitch. Of the four trailers I put in front of one of our copies of Meet The Spartans, two of them are trailers for Meet The Spartans. I just want to see how long it takes for an audience member to say something about it to one of the staff.  :)

Whenever that happens here, one of the audience complains that the movie has "rewound itself". 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 26, 2008, 07:27:16 PM
Well, it's the second evening, and I've not heard word ONE about it yet.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 26, 2008, 07:29:48 PM
Well, it's the second evening, and I've not heard word ONE about it yet.  :)

Put four in.  I dare you.   ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 26, 2008, 07:33:56 PM
could you insert a couple of frames reading "go see Juno"?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 26, 2008, 07:37:31 PM
Well, it's the second evening, and I've not heard word ONE about it yet.  :)

Put four in.  I dare you.   ;D

If I'd had them, I would have.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 26, 2008, 07:39:39 PM
could you insert a couple of frames reading "go see Juno"?

 You're making a rather large assumption regarding the level of reading comprehension amongst the intended audience for Meet The Spartans.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 26, 2008, 07:48:08 PM
A more visual approach maybe

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/Subliminal.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on January 26, 2008, 07:49:35 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 26, 2008, 07:56:38 PM
The right hand element is my wallpaper from now until i bore of it's goofiness.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on January 26, 2008, 08:22:01 PM
Okay, as a lark, I took a picture of myself and submitted it to a "what celebrity do you resemble?" website. The top match? Sofia Coppolla. (Shudder)

The #2 and 3 matches? Michael Caine and  Colin Mochrie. I have the deep suspicion that the program is just pulling names out of the air.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 01:52:58 PM
Here is my completely random post...

I was going through my banking records, and for the past 6 months, I have lots of little charges to my bank account from Legend Films. My mom was like, who the heck are they? and why are they charging your credit card over and over again for 3 dollars?

I didn't know how to answer.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 30, 2008, 01:56:33 PM
Here is my completely random post...

I was going through my banking records, and for the past 6 months, I have lots of little charges to my bank account from Legend Films. My mom was like, who the heck are they? and why are they charging your credit card over and over again for 3 dollars?

I didn't know how to answer.

  Sit her down and show her a Rifftrax. That should answer her question.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 30, 2008, 01:59:51 PM
Here is my completely random post...

I was going through my banking records, and for the past 6 months, I have lots of little charges to my bank account from Legend Films. My mom was like, who the heck are they? and why are they charging your credit card over and over again for 3 dollars?

I didn't know how to answer.

  Sit her down and show her a Rifftrax. That should answer her question.

Tell her not to worry about your pornography addiction, you can handle it, and it's under control.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 02:06:47 PM
Here is my completely random post...

I was going through my banking records, and for the past 6 months, I have lots of little charges to my bank account from Legend Films. My mom was like, who the heck are they? and why are they charging your credit card over and over again for 3 dollars?

I didn't know how to answer.

  Sit her down and show her a Rifftrax. That should answer her question.

Tell her not to worry about your pornography addiction, you can handle it, and it's under control.

I honestly think she suspects me of that. It probably doesn't help that the only part of a rifftrax she has seen is when they make masturbatory jokes about anakin and padme in Attack of the Clones. She got mad and told me to turn it off.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 30, 2008, 02:09:09 PM
Here is my completely random post...

I was going through my banking records, and for the past 6 months, I have lots of little charges to my bank account from Legend Films. My mom was like, who the heck are they? and why are they charging your credit card over and over again for 3 dollars?

I didn't know how to answer.

  Sit her down and show her a Rifftrax. That should answer her question.

Tell her not to worry about your pornography addiction, you can handle it, and it's under control.

I honestly think she suspects me of that. It probably doesn't help that the only part of a rifftrax she has seen is when they make masturbatory jokes about anakin and padme in Attack of the Clones. She got mad and told me to turn it off.



   Maybe you should play Nestor for her then. I don't recall too many non-G rated jokes on that one.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 30, 2008, 02:10:18 PM
How about Lord of the Rings? It may be a little long, but it was specifically made for a PG audience.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 02:15:34 PM
I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 30, 2008, 02:18:28 PM
I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.

Whoa, whoa, don't go hitting me where I live.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 02:24:26 PM
I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.

Whoa, whoa, don't go hitting me where I live.

No offence meant.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 30, 2008, 02:34:57 PM
I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.

Hey, I've got some tapes that are pure fucking art ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on January 30, 2008, 02:36:39 PM
I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.

Hey, I've got some tapes that are pure fucking art ;)

Literally!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 30, 2008, 02:39:30 PM
I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.

Hey, I've got some tapes that are pure fucking art ;)

They wouldn't include David Lynch, a rabbit suit and Laura Dern would they?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 30, 2008, 02:40:18 PM
Damn where's Pyro and other Bill Hicks fans when you need somebody to get a refference? :D

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 03:07:21 PM
I've lived a very sheltered life, so, I'm grossed out by that stuff.  :o Probably not going to help me when I get married... :-[
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 30, 2008, 03:12:24 PM
Damn where's Pyro and other Bill Hicks fans when you need somebody to get a refference? :D



No, I got the reference :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 30, 2008, 03:13:29 PM
Incidentally

I showed her the signed plan 9 from outer space i bought. She still might be a little suspicious, but I think I'll be okay. I should probably delete my cookies  anyway, just in case...j/k I don't think she realizes porn is for 12 year old pervs, and old guys bored with their wives. Its sad.
Hey, I've got some tapes that are pure fucking art ;)
They wouldn't include David Lynch, a rabbit suit and Laura Dern would they?

What is going on in that mind of yours young lady?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 30, 2008, 03:14:17 PM
I've lived a very sheltered life, so, I'm grossed out by that stuff.  :o Probably not going to help me when I get married... :-[

Wait, you live in Vegas  ???
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 03:26:31 PM
I've lived a very sheltered life, so, I'm grossed out by that stuff.  :o Probably not going to help me when I get married... :-[

Wait, you live in Vegas  ???

Yes...ah the irony. Its probably all the weird stuff I see on the billboards here that freaks me out about it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 30, 2008, 03:31:49 PM
I've lived a very sheltered life, so, I'm grossed out by that stuff.  :o Probably not going to help me when I get married... :-[

Wait, you live in Vegas  ???

Yes...ah the irony. Its probably all the weird stuff I see on the billboards here that freaks me out about it.

  Heck, you can get messed up just by visiting and seeing the billboards. I saw Carrot Top in my dreams for days after we came back from a Vegas vacation year before last. Him and Celine Dion. *shudder*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 30, 2008, 03:34:11 PM
I've lived a very sheltered life, so, I'm grossed out by that stuff.  :o Probably not going to help me when I get married... :-[
Wait, you live in Vegas  ???
Yes...ah the irony. Its probably all the weird stuff I see on the billboards here that freaks me out about it.

Methinks you need and owe it to your future wife to find a copy or either National Geographic or Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (baby steps) and desensitize yourself a little. :)

Heck, you can get messed up just by visiting and seeing the billboards. I saw Carrot Top in my dreams for days after we came back from a Vegas vacation year before last. Him and Celine Dion. *shudder*

Please tell me not together  :o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 03:36:48 PM
I've lived a very sheltered life, so, I'm grossed out by that stuff.  :o Probably not going to help me when I get married... :-[

Wait, you live in Vegas  ???

Yes...ah the irony. Its probably all the weird stuff I see on the billboards here that freaks me out about it.

  Heck, you can get messed up just by visiting and seeing the billboards. I saw Carrot Top in my dreams for days after we came back from a Vegas vacation year before last. Him and Celine Dion. *shudder*

Everybody gets messed up in Vegas though. I mean, Britney Spears got married for 20 minutes here, we have David Hasslehoff, Michael Jackson, Sigfried and Roy, and so many other weirdos.

But I live way on the North West end of Vegas way away from everything. On a side note, if you go into my backyard, the sky glows red because of the lights of the Strip. Even after growing up here, it is still a cool sight to see.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 30, 2008, 03:39:49 PM
Heck, you can get messed up just by visiting and seeing the billboards. I saw Carrot Top in my dreams for days after we came back from a Vegas vacation year before last. Him and Celine Dion. *shudder*

Please tell me not together  :o

   Sort of. I saw two billboards of each side by side at the Excalibur. It was like looking into the gaping maw of Hell.

But I live way on the North West end of Vegas way away from everything. On a side note, if you go into my backyard, the sky glows red because of the lights of the Strip. Even after growing up here, it is still a cool sight to see.

  That's good. Sounds like you'll be far enough away from the giant Michael Jackson robot.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 30, 2008, 03:42:03 PM
But I live way on the North West end of Vegas way away from everything. On a side note, if you go into my backyard, the sky glows red because of the lights of the Strip. Even after growing up here, it is still a cool sight to see.

So are you neighbors with Penn Jillette then? He seems to live a bit away from all the hustle and bustle.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 30, 2008, 03:46:32 PM
I actually live down the street from this guy...

[yt=425,350]qTt92Tb23g8[/yt]

My sister used to babysit his kids, and avoid the baby tigers running around his house. (They look cute, and they are small, but I swear they can still kill you if you aren't careful).



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on January 31, 2008, 07:28:48 AM
I was wondering yesterday... what is the evolutionary advantage of different eye colors in humans? What purpose does it serve?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 07:35:21 AM
Well darker eyes have less preponderance of macular degeneration and the other colours are deviations from the Brown for the most part in the same way that say people can pass down other more significant and detrimental genetic variations without them really serving a survival purpose.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 31, 2008, 09:51:17 AM
Well darker eyes have less preponderance of macular degeneration and the other colours are deviations from the Brown for the most part in the same way that say people can pass down other more significant and detrimental genetic variations without them really serving a survival purpose.

Like...freckles?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 09:54:37 AM
Well no I was thinking  cystic fibrosis and things like that. Actually Freckles aren't that useless really, they're just a different way of storing melanin.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 31, 2008, 10:29:54 AM
Well, speaking of evolutionary advantages...


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Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on January 31, 2008, 11:56:09 AM
I was wondering yesterday... what is the evolutionary advantage of different eye colors in humans? What purpose does it serve?

Wow it's funny you should ask that, I just read today that after a whole bunch of genetic testing they pretty much determined that everyone with blue eyes can blame it on one mutantguy about 10,000 years ago. I will try and find it.


Here we go http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=511473&in_page_id=1965
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on January 31, 2008, 01:59:00 PM
well, only 5 minutes till my dentist appointment to get rid of my 2 cavities. I'm upset that I no longer have perfect teeth, I lasted 18 years...ah well. Good thing I work right next door to where my dentist is, so I can post this literally about 45 seconds before I go in there for my appointment. Wish me luck, well I don't need luck for this, they are tiny cavities so i should be out of there in about an hour...So yeah, this is my random post of doom before I go in for my cavities damn my lack of flossing habits!!!

Okay, back in a couple hours... :'(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 31, 2008, 02:02:43 PM
Well, he's a goner.  We wont be seeing him again.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2008, 02:05:09 PM
Well, he's a goner.  We wont be seeing him again.
He'll be under the influence of Nitrous for the next 5 hours.. *WOAH DUUUDE* :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bob on January 31, 2008, 03:42:43 PM
I was wondering yesterday... what is the evolutionary advantage of different eye colors in humans? What purpose does it serve?

Wow it's funny you should ask that, I just read today that after a whole bunch of genetic testing they pretty much determined that everyone with blue eyes can blame it on one mutantguy about 10,000 years ago. I will try and find it.


Here we go http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=511473&in_page_id=1965

I will now go and stare at my bright blue eyes in the mirror and thank my ancient genetic superman who gave this wonderful gift to the choosen few. 
 ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 03:45:00 PM
Hey I've got green eyes, I'm even more unique so suck on that Blueys!  :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bob on January 31, 2008, 03:47:42 PM
Hey I've got green eyes, I'm even more unique so suck on that Blueys!  :D

Hey now, we people of "eye color" need to stick together to band against the disgusting brown eyes.



*I think I have the theme for my ABC After School Special where everyone learns a lesson about tolerance*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 31, 2008, 03:48:17 PM
Hey I've got green eyes, I'm even more unique so suck on that Blueys!  :D

Hey, I'm unique too.





 ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 03:49:30 PM
Yay me and Rob have a slightly smaller chance of getting ARMD than those with blue eyes, rock on! :D

*I think I have the theme for my ABC After School Special where everyone learns a lesson about tolerance*

Oh god has anyone ever sat through a seminar taught by that teacher who did the blue eyes vs brown eyes lesson?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 31, 2008, 03:59:17 PM
Im also unique, just like all the other green eyed people
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 31, 2008, 04:02:16 PM
We should create an organization where no one is allowed but us unique people.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 31, 2008, 04:05:26 PM
We should create an organization where no one is allowed but us unique people.

...and you should burn down the Reichstag...."DEM DEUTSCHEN VOLKE!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2008, 04:13:01 PM
Hey I've got green eyes, I'm even more unique so suck on that Blueys!  :D

Hey now, we people of "eye color" need to stick together to band against the disgusting brown eyes.



*I think I have the theme for my ABC After School Special where everyone learns a lesson about tolerance*

Not the 'School House Rock' I hope.. ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 31, 2008, 04:16:03 PM
We should create an organization where no one is allowed but us unique people.

I call President!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2008, 04:17:19 PM
We should create an organization where no one is allowed but us unique people.

I call President!
I'll be the Joker ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 31, 2008, 04:44:21 PM
You green eyed bastards!!!!  Wearing our sunglasses! Buying our eye drops! There will be a day of reckoning. Oh yes. We are the blue eyes. We are legion! We do not forget! We do not forgive!!

  Actually my eyes are more of a grey-blue, but still!!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 31, 2008, 04:50:23 PM
Blue-eyed nnneeeeerrrrds!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on January 31, 2008, 04:53:13 PM
Deeeeeeeeaaaaaaath to the blue eyes!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 31, 2008, 06:18:55 PM
You green eyed bastards!!!!  Wearing our sunglasses! Buying our eye drops! There will be a day of reckoning. Oh yes. We are the blue eyes. We are legion! We do not forget! We do not forgive!!

  Actually my eyes are more of a grey-blue, but still!!!

Jealous!  Andy has lovely blue eyes!  I want them... I will take them in his sleep and replace with boring brown eyes!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 06:34:48 PM
Not wanting to stop the lovely lovely persecution of the detestable Blue Eyes ;), but could somebody help me with a little graphics project?

I don't have the gif making skills to bring a couple of locally (to me) relevant pics to fruition.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on January 31, 2008, 06:39:29 PM
I would but I don't know nuthin' about art-makin.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 06:39:56 PM
oh you
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on January 31, 2008, 07:54:13 PM
Oh Lord, what hath I wrought with my innocent question? ;)

Incidentally, I, also, am unique. The Luck 'o the Irish runs in me eyes. Even though I'm not Irish.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on January 31, 2008, 07:57:12 PM
A full on eye war it seems.

Actually I truly do have unique eyes (they're in some opthalmology text books) due to a really weird variant Morning Glory pattern on my retinas. In theory though it means Glaucoma might be my long term companion in later life, so if anyone would like to have that facet of uniqueness they can have it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2008, 08:29:08 PM
Speaking of an 'eye' war, All Blue-Eyed People (including me) need to check This out.. :speechless:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327070,00.html
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on January 31, 2008, 09:54:38 PM
So we're all related. Neat. That means we must defend our family against the green eyed monsters!!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on January 31, 2008, 09:56:45 PM
So we're all related. Neat. That means we must defend our family against the green eyed monsters!!!
'All Blue-Eyed Soldiers, Take Up Arms, and Prepare for Battle!!' :duel:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on February 01, 2008, 01:09:08 AM
UNITE, My hazel-eyed warriors!

HAZEL FO' SHAZEL!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 01, 2008, 04:37:48 AM
Snow Day!

I'm currently trapped in the house due to lots of tine flakes all ganging up on my windows and door.

If it weren't for telecommuting I'd not get any work done today.


*curses the existence of telecommuting*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 01, 2008, 05:29:18 AM
Hmmm.... I got yellow on the inside of my iris, green in the middle, and amber on the outside. What the hell color ARE my eyes?!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on February 01, 2008, 05:33:09 AM
Snow Day!

I'm currently trapped in the house due to lots of tine flakes all ganging up on my windows and door.

If it weren't for telecommuting I'd not get any work done today.


*curses the existence of telecommuting*

Gotta disagree with you there, my friend. If it weren't for telecommuting, I'd be sitting in a cubicle right now, like a sucker, instead of sitting at home, at my desk, next to a toasty heater with a mug of coffee, in my robe. Telecommuting FTW!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 01, 2008, 05:35:10 AM
You're focusing on the wrong thing:

Snow Day!

I'm currently trapped in the house due to lots of tine flakes all ganging up on my windows and door.

If it weren't for telecommuting I'd not get any work done today.


*curses the existence of telecommuting*

It's not a proper Snow Day if you have to work ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2008, 05:48:36 AM
Hmmm.... I got yellow on the inside of my iris, green in the middle, and amber on the outside. What the hell color ARE my eyes?!
I Think you're an 'ally' of some sort.. :-\
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on February 01, 2008, 06:52:17 AM
Speaking of an 'eye' war, All Blue-Eyed People (including me) need to check This out.. :speechless:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327070,00.html

Yes that is the story I was just talking about.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bob on February 01, 2008, 01:24:23 PM
*Pete Townshend sits down to write a Who song *

"........ behind green eyes................... no wait, that sucks.   Green eyes, yuck."

"........ behind blue eyes..........   SOLID GOLD BABY"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on February 01, 2008, 01:26:25 PM
so wait, does that mean nearly everyone on CSI: NY is related
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2008, 01:28:28 PM
Could be... :speechless:

It could mean that the people of DUNE are somehow related as well.. ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 01, 2008, 01:28:57 PM
*Pete Townshend sits down to write a Who song *

"........ behind green eyes................... no wait, that sucks.   Green eyes, yuck."

"........ behind blue eyes..........   SOLID GOLD BABY"

Well I hope you enjoy your pederast penned anthem, Azure Iris! ;)

so wait, does that mean nearly everyone on CSI: NY is related
More importantly why didn't they go with I can see for Miles as the theme which would have been a much better choice than Baba O'Riley
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: hare.29 on February 01, 2008, 01:30:02 PM
Stephen Colbert's book says that everyone is at least a 50th cousin. So it must be true. Um, cousin.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on February 01, 2008, 01:31:44 PM
*Pete Townshend sits down to write a Who song *

"........ behind green eyes................... no wait, that sucks.   Green eyes, yuck."

"........ behind blue eyes..........   SOLID GOLD BABY"

Well I hope you enjoy your pederast penned anthem, Azure Iris! ;)

so wait, does that mean nearly everyone on CSI: NY is related
More importantly why didn't they go with I can see for Mile and Miles as the theme which would have been a much better choice than Baba O'Riley

*Fun Fact*
Quote
Anthony E. Zuiker had wanted The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" to be the show's theme song, but CBS president Leslie Moonves turned it down in favor of "Baba O'Riley".
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 01, 2008, 01:35:06 PM
See even that would have been a better choice, though I still think I Can See for Miles would be best since the other two series have a theme which is about perception/detection in some way or another (Who Are You and Won't Get Fooled Again).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 01, 2008, 01:37:05 PM
Hmmm.... I got yellow on the inside of my iris, green in the middle, and amber on the outside. What the hell color ARE my eyes?!

  You might be a variant on hazel eyes (Pak's got the exact color scheme you've got, actually) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_eyes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_eyes)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2008, 01:39:58 PM
Well, I Know I don't have any relatives in Mexico 8)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Cabot on February 03, 2008, 08:16:42 AM
So uh, you'll throw just about anything down for another notch on the ol' post counter, huh?

We could make a counting game for that??
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 03, 2008, 10:35:25 AM
Quoting the first reply? That aughta confuse some folks.


DING
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Cabot on February 03, 2008, 10:58:44 AM
Quoting the first reply? That aughta confuse some folks.


DING

I'm lazy. couldn't read past the first page  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 03, 2008, 05:38:30 PM
So I'm thinking of repainting my garage once the weather warms up (so I'm obviously doing some really advanced planning here) however I want to do it in some sort of metallic colour. I also want to use a paint sprayer. Anyone know if these two are incompatible since every metallic paint I know of is a two step process and the second step seems to always have instructions that would preclude using it with a sprayer.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on February 03, 2008, 07:22:22 PM
nah, just get someone to put up some vinal siding
Title: Did someone say random...
Post by: TeamRAD on February 03, 2008, 09:24:37 PM

I don't like the fact that in a package of Morningstar Farms' "Honey Mustard Veggie Tenders" is that it only contains a seven-count of them. It complicates my routine. Why can't it be an even 8-count? Come on Kellogg, toss me a tender and quell my inner struggle!

As I'm on the topic of food, while I was shopping for spreadable cheese a couple of days ago, I noticed in the cooler that Steven Seagal has his own energy drink on the market. I know I'm not down w/ the energy drink movement, but when did this happen? I purchased a can of his "Asian Experience" and sits as a prop next to my bottle of Hobgoblin Dark English Ale on my desk. Every time I glance at it I can picture Seagal and his jowls at work in "Attack Force", and it provides an instant chuckle.

Finally, is Europe's "Rock the Night" a carbon copy of their commercial hit, "Cherokee" but infinity times cooler?



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 03, 2008, 10:15:40 PM

   I'm wondering why anyone would drink an energy drink with Steven Seagal's picture on it. Did you try it? Was it any good? Did it make you want to  start busting out fake karate chops on innocent people?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ImOscardotcom on February 03, 2008, 11:33:09 PM
As I'm on the topic of food, while I was shopping for spreadable cheese a couple of days ago, I noticed in the cooler that Steven Seagal has his own energy drink on the market. I know I'm not down w/ the energy drink movement, but when did this happen? I purchased a can of his "Asian Experience" and sits as a prop next to my bottle of Hobgoblin Dark English Ale on my desk. Every time I glance at it I can picture Seagal and his jowls at work in "Attack Force", and it provides an instant chuckle.

http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/Steven_Seagal_s_Lightning_Bolt.aspx (http://www.agonybooth.com/agonizer/Steven_Seagal_s_Lightning_Bolt.aspx)

Might want to call the Hazardous Waste people about this...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on February 04, 2008, 01:24:51 AM

   I'm wondering why anyone would drink an energy drink with Steven Seagal's picture on it. Did you try it? Was it any good? Did it make you want to  start busting out fake karate chops on innocent people?

Oh no, there wasn't anyway I was going to place anything Seagal endorses into my body. Check it out, it's the next best thing to owning a Steven Seagal "Out for Justice" action figure (if it existed)...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/AE.jpg)

That was a great link you posted, IOdc...very fun read!



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bob on February 04, 2008, 02:34:33 AM
Comedic gold.....

" I love that A) they admit the name of the drink was a total afterthought (ah crap, what do we call this shit?), B) they refer to him as "The Steven Seagal", and C) they insinuate that they named Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt after... Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt. Well, that sure clears everything up. "
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 04, 2008, 05:17:18 AM
nah, just get someone to put up some vinal siding

Internal vinyl siding?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on February 04, 2008, 06:29:55 PM
yeah, be a trend setter
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 04, 2008, 06:45:18 PM
Might prove more problematic than the actual painting.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on February 05, 2008, 01:41:14 AM
nah, just get someone to put up some vinal siding

Internal vinyl siding?

no, vinyl insiding.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on February 08, 2008, 02:32:35 PM
I just wanted to let everybody know that I am excited I am no longer a Schnappy Supporter, but a Magneto-cent Member...I'm proud of my time wasting abilities, and that the majority of my 2 and a half days of being logged in here, are when I am at work.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 08, 2008, 02:40:50 PM
I just wanted to let everybody know that I am excited I am no longer a Schnappy Supporter, but a Magneto-cent Member...I'm proud of my time wasting abilities, and that the majority of my 2 and a half days of being logged in here, are when I am at work.

  Congratulations. You're now "One Of Us"!!!!      :clap:

....conform......conform......conform....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 08, 2008, 02:42:19 PM
Yep without my ability to er multi task at work I'd never have the posting count I have.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on February 08, 2008, 02:48:01 PM
Yep without my ability to er multi task at work I'd never have the posting count I have.


I don't even have to multitask. My entire day has consisted of this.

11:00 - Come into work
11:02 - Call our camera guy about a cancelled shoot
11:02 and a half - debate whether to leave the guy a message
11:05 - log into rifftrax forums
11:06 - 1:59 - Surf forums and youtube, and read movie reviews
2:00 - Take my lunch break, read book reviews on amazon
2:15 - Put chapter markers on a dvd for an Elvis show on the Strip.
2:30 - Log back into rifftrax forums, start streaming classic rock radio station on my computer
2:32 - Realize i'm a magneto-cent member
2:47 - make this post.

Edit: Thanks uncle rufus for the idea of a timetable for my entire day at work...I voted for you
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on February 09, 2008, 12:00:38 PM
So, I'm watching one of those Priceline "The Negotiator" commercials, and it shows William Shatner busting some kung fu moves, with the on-screen caption, "Do Not Attempt."

My immediate thought was: "Attempt what? To be William Shatner?" AS IF ANYONE COULD.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 09, 2008, 12:07:54 PM
Do not attempt Karate? I mean, do not attempt Nunchaku play, but Karate?

Television, encouraging healthy activity with every viewing.

Actually somebody should bring out a Shat-fu game.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 11, 2008, 05:59:11 PM
So, I'm watching one of those Priceline "The Negotiator" commercials, and it shows William Shatner busting some kung fu moves, with the on-screen caption, "Do Not Attempt."

My immediate thought was: "Attempt what? To be William Shatner?" AS IF ANYONE COULD.

LOVE.that.commercial.  :)  The lady spinning on the target in the background... somehow I don't think that was a set...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on February 11, 2008, 09:26:53 PM
i'm showing my "o" face...random enough for you?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on February 14, 2008, 09:19:34 AM
When the antiperspirant you've been using for years starts burning your armpits after you open a new container, it's probably time to switch brands. Apparently Red Zone is a reference to what your armpits look like after applying said antiperspirant.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 14, 2008, 09:33:54 AM
When I choosing antiperspirant I remember one screen great:

(http://www.geocities.com/mitchumgirl3/imagesandwords/mitchhunk.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 14, 2008, 10:27:08 AM
When I choosing antiperspirant I remember one screen great:

haha, yes!  Andy wears Mitchum  :) I love that scent ... *swoon*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 14, 2008, 11:15:13 AM
Now there's a convo we could have at the comic con:

You wear Mitchum? Now way man me too!

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 14, 2008, 11:18:10 AM
(http://www.berlinwallpaper.com/PrissPrints/images/PrissPrints%20stx%20Images/RaggedyAnn_Andy_Pair.jpg)

We have more in common than that :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 14, 2008, 11:22:02 AM
Just checking is that a deliberate reference to our respective other halves

Cause my missus'name is Ann :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 14, 2008, 11:23:20 AM
Yes, I was just trying to be clever  :D 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 14, 2008, 11:25:13 AM
Very nicely played :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 14, 2008, 02:20:43 PM
I hope Pak gives me a chocolate brain today:

http://www.pushindaisies.com/candypress/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=222 (http://www.pushindaisies.com/candypress/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=222)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 14, 2008, 04:14:46 PM
I hope Pak gives me a chocolate brain today:

http://www.pushindaisies.com/candypress/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=222 (http://www.pushindaisies.com/candypress/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=222)
MMM...Do they have White Chocolate Brains.. Like the Brain Guy?? :o :o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 14, 2008, 06:05:44 PM
I hope Pak gives me a chocolate brain today:

http://www.pushindaisies.com/candypress/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=222 (http://www.pushindaisies.com/candypress/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=222)
MMM...Do they have White Chocolate Brains.. Like the Brain Guy?? :o :o

  Damn. No they don't. I should write them and suggest it. Or just make one using my gelatine brain mold.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on February 14, 2008, 07:09:45 PM
When I choosing antiperspirant I remember one screen great:

haha, yes!  Andy wears Mitchum  :) I love that scent ... *swoon*

There's a Mitchum scent?  Why should I be surprised, the coolness practically oozed off him when he walked around.  Kind of like a slug of ultimate masculinity. 

(And I bet that's the first time that expression's been used)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 14, 2008, 07:14:19 PM
(http://healthek.com/deodorants-and-antiperspirants/mitchum-el.jpg)

Though a Mitchum cologne might convince me to switch from Bulgari  :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 14, 2008, 07:29:58 PM
There's a Mitchum scent?  Why should I be surprised, the coolness practically oozed off him when he walked around.  Kind of like a slug of ultimate masculinity. 

(And I bet that's the first time that expression's been used)

"They say it will be Washington who takes the reigns of leadership. Why should I be surprised, the coolness practically oozed off him when he walked around.  Kind of like a slug of ultimate masculinity."
-Benjamin Franklin

Aren't you embarassed.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on February 14, 2008, 07:32:40 PM
Fucking Ben Franklin! I thought I'd invented bi-focals and electricity before I found out it was done by that bastard.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 14, 2008, 07:34:36 PM
Jerk was/is a time traveller. He's always pulling this crap.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 15, 2008, 05:34:05 AM
Sometimes other time travelers gave him ideas:

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/BenFranklinVsKoolAid.jpg)

You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/benjamin-franklin.gif)
Bifocal Wearing Playa :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on February 15, 2008, 06:15:15 AM
Some day we will learn that it was actually Franklin who invented the internet.

Or stole the idea from some German guy who didn't have the funds to make it a reality, anyway. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 15, 2008, 08:50:04 AM
haha, yes!  Andy wears Mitchum  :) I love that scent ... *swoon*

There's a Mitchum scent?  Why should I be surprised, the coolness practically oozed off him when he walked around.  Kind of like a slug of ultimate masculinity. 

Well, you'd think it'd smell like pot scandals and Cape Fear sweat, but it's actually not like that at all  ;)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on February 15, 2008, 08:04:50 PM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

Ben Franklin was a pimp
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on February 18, 2008, 11:30:16 PM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

Ben Franklin was a pimp
yep, i taught him everything he knew
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 19, 2008, 05:35:35 AM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

There's a recent book out on the life of John Adams, I'd like to get it - I think he's one of my favorite politicians.

And not just because Mr. Feeny played him, either haha :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 19, 2008, 05:50:55 AM
Oh god, you and Ann should talk, is it the David McCullough one by chance?

She loved that book especially after Abigail passed "now I have John all to myself" she exclaimed with glee.

See I like John's cousin Sam better. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 19, 2008, 05:55:56 AM
Haha, it sounds like she and I have a lot in common.

We have a ton of Sam Adam's silver in our museum, which for a while I found boring, then read the hand burning part in Johnny Tremain and it all became a very dangerous/intriguing kind of art. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on February 19, 2008, 06:04:51 AM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

There's a recent book out on the life of John Adams, I'd like to get it - I think he's one of my favorite politicians.

And not just because Mr. Feeny played him, either haha :)

No way. The best presidents are: JFK, Washington, Lincoln, and William Henry Harrison
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 19, 2008, 06:06:15 AM
Haha, it sounds like she and I have a lot in common.

We have a ton of Sam Adam's silver in our museum, which for a while I found boring, then read the hand burning part in Johnny Tremain and it all became a very dangerous/intriguing kind of art. :)
Yes, well there are some differences obviously.

But yes, silversmith, brewer, hell of a costume party thrower, Sam Adams was one of my absolute favorite Founding Fathers/Brothers :)

No way. The best presidents are: JFK, Washington, Lincoln, and William Henry Harrison

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I died in thirty days!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on February 19, 2008, 06:07:27 AM
I love that song!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 19, 2008, 06:12:17 AM
Me too, not as good as See My Vest but pretty good all the same
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 19, 2008, 01:37:28 PM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

There's a recent book out on the life of John Adams, I'd like to get it - I think he's one of my favorite politicians.

And not just because Mr. Feeny played him, either haha :)

No way. The best presidents are: JFK, Washington, Lincoln, and William Henry Harrison

  Bah! Andrew Jackson kicked ass. He's the only president that probably didn't actually need the secret service. He could tear a man to shreds with his bare hands.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 19, 2008, 01:53:32 PM
And Jackson was the first President to be free of ties to the old country, making him really the first truly American president.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on February 19, 2008, 02:01:54 PM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

There's a recent book out on the life of John Adams, I'd like to get it - I think he's one of my favorite politicians.

And not just because Mr. Feeny played him, either haha :)

No way. The best presidents are: JFK, Washington, Lincoln, and William Henry Harrison

  Bah! Andrew Jackson kicked ass. He's the only president that probably didn't actually need the secret service. He could tear a man to shreds with his bare hands.

Yea, he is number 5. For some reason I like Washington. There is something about him. Maybe he is haunting me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 19, 2008, 02:30:04 PM
  Bah! Andrew Jackson kicked ass. He's the only president that probably didn't actually need the secret service. He could tear a man to shreds with his bare hands.

Yea, he is number 5. For some reason I like Washington. There is something about him. Maybe he is haunting me.

  That's better than Lincoln haunting you. I've always thought it was way more terrifying to have Honest Abe following you around.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 19, 2008, 02:56:33 PM
Is it the fact he looks a bit like The Fonz?

(http://www.thesimpledollar.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/jackson.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 19, 2008, 03:13:46 PM
Is it the fact he looks a bit like The Fonz?

(http://www.thesimpledollar.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/jackson.jpg)


  Just one of the many reasons he's awesome.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on February 20, 2008, 05:29:28 AM
How can you beat a nickname like "Old Hickery"?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 20, 2008, 05:41:23 AM
his other nickname was Sharpknife, and he's the reason the Dems have a jackass as their symbol. Yes Jackson fairly rocked.

Plus he's proof that sometimes taking charge can really benefit you in the long run.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on February 20, 2008, 10:11:50 AM
For all the good Andrew Jackson did, e.g., holding the country together during the nullification crises, breaking the Second Bank of the United States, easing tensions with England and France both, starting the Democratic party, he had a lot to answer for when it came to slavery and dealing with Native Americans.   His treatment and attitudes toward Native Americans was truly deplorable.

I cannot disagree on his badassness though.  He fought in two duels and lived with bullets lodged in his body.  He didn't panic during the assassination attempt on his life, instead he actually fought back with his cane.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 20, 2008, 01:56:22 PM
Is it the fact he looks a bit like The Fonz?

(http://www.thesimpledollar.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/jackson.jpg)

"Eeeeey, nevermind that whole Trail of Tears business I enacted..."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on February 20, 2008, 01:59:15 PM
I cannot disagree on his badassness though.  He fought in two duels and lived with bullets lodged in his body. 

I still think that mincing John Addams could still give a good fight.  He was really the fire behind the Rev. War legislation - I mean, if they didn't win, they would've been tar & feathered, drawn & quartered... possibly forced to drink Boston Harbor water...  haha ;)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 20, 2008, 02:19:13 PM
I cannot disagree on his badassness though.  He fought in two duels and lived with bullets lodged in his body.

I still think that mincing John Addams could still give a good fight.  He was really the fire behind the Rev. War legislation - I mean, if they didn't win, they would've been tar & feathered, drawn & quartered... possibly forced to drink Boston Harbor water...  haha ;)



But it was flavoured with Tea, what's not to like? :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on February 20, 2008, 04:20:56 PM
I cannot disagree on his badassness though.  He fought in two duels and lived with bullets lodged in his body.

I still think that mincing John Addams could still give a good fight.  He was really the fire behind the Rev. War legislation - I mean, if they didn't win, they would've been tar & feathered, drawn & quartered... possibly forced to drink Boston Harbor water...  haha ;)



But it was flavoured with Tea, what's not to like? :)

No sugar.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 20, 2008, 04:50:31 PM
Ooh weird I'm the #1 Poster. What happened to Mr. Yard?  ???
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on February 20, 2008, 05:28:49 PM
You know Franklin was a pretty cool dude really, when him and John Adams traveled to France they needed to brush up on their French. Adams did this by finding a book of funeral orations, Franklin took the phrase "brush up on their French" literally and hung out with lots of French women.

There's a recent book out on the life of John Adams, I'd like to get it - I think he's one of my favorite politicians.

And not just because Mr. Feeny played him, either haha :)

No way. The best presidents are: JFK, Washington, Lincoln, and William Henry Harrison

  Bah! Andrew Jackson kicked ass. He's the only president that probably didn't actually need the secret service. He could tear a man to shreds with his bare hands.

Yea, he is number 5. For some reason I like Washington. There is something about him. Maybe he is haunting me.

Apparently, Washington was a big fella, too, for the time.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 20, 2008, 05:31:24 PM
Yes but his horribly sore gums might have made him less than focused in a fight.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on February 20, 2008, 09:51:43 PM
Abraham Lincoln was also pretty tough.  He was a rail splitting demon. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 21, 2008, 01:15:08 AM
Don't forget about this feller here.  He may be slow, but he's a mule of a President:
(http://www.hotpotatomash.com/_bush-brush.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 21, 2008, 04:53:54 AM
Unless you're a pretzel.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 21, 2008, 09:26:30 AM
anyone see that there's a HBO miniseries called "John Adams" that's airing next month?  Paul Giamatti is playing the titular character.  Wish I still had HBO, guess I'll have to wait for the DVD.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on February 21, 2008, 09:53:14 AM
SmilinJack, in refference to you sig

WTF?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 21, 2008, 10:09:55 AM
It's something Isaac said a little while ago that I thought was sig worthy.  It's hotlinked if you want to see it in context.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 21, 2008, 10:53:22 AM
It's something Isaac said a little while ago that I thought was sig worthy.  It's hotlinked if you want to see it in context.

I don't like the Lord of the Rings movies that much myself, but I'm assuming he was in some kind of fugue state when he made that comment.  It just seems even over the top for him.  Maybe he had too much tobacco at his b-day party.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on February 21, 2008, 01:21:39 PM
It's something Isaac said a little while ago that I thought was sig worthy.  It's hotlinked if you want to see it in context.

I don't like the Lord of the Rings movies that much myself, but I'm assuming he was in some kind of fugue state when he made that comment.  It just seems even over the top for him.  Maybe he had too much tobacco at his b-day party.

And here is the quote in context. Talking bout Del Toro directing the Hobbit
The most insane thing is when you say that the Wachskis(Yes I didn't bother to look it)know more about filmmaking then Jackson,I think that just goes to show how little you know about movies.

I know a great deal about films and filmmaking, even more than you do, and those guys are better directors than Jackson. Even if every one of their films sucked, they would still be better filmmakers than Jackson. Uwe Boll is a better director than Jackson. And that isn't saying much.

I have to beleive his statement, I mean, he knows a great deal about films and filmaking. (He must be in the gifted program because all i knew in high school was that cells divide and that is where baby's come from)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 21, 2008, 01:33:42 PM
In his defense, I also think that The Wachowski Bros are better directors than Peter Jackson.  But the Uwe Boll comment is so absurd, I just had to showcase it.  Isaac is beautifully insane.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 21, 2008, 03:15:05 PM
I know I seem to exist in some sort of weird half text savvy half caveman lawyer world but does anyone know how I could feed a song in my sig?  I thought I could just up load a file to Divshare and have done with it but that didn't seem to work.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 21, 2008, 03:18:56 PM
I did it with that "Hat is Like a Shark's Fin" song I had, but they have some kind of algorithm or something that slows down the song so it sounds like shit.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 21, 2008, 03:19:48 PM
 I seem to recall you can stream a song on myspace, how do they do that?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 21, 2008, 07:51:14 PM
I know I seem to exist in some sort of weird half text savvy half caveman lawyer world but does anyone know how I could feed a song in my sig?  I thought I could just up load a file to Divshare and have done with it but that didn't seem to work.

Thanks for reminding me of one of Phil Hartman's greatest roles.

"I'm just a caveman...Your world frightens and confuses me!"

As for your direct question....I got no idea.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 21, 2008, 07:55:14 PM
I know I seem to exist in some sort of weird half text savvy half caveman lawyer world but does anyone know how I could feed a song in my sig?  I thought I could just up load a file to Divshare and have done with it but that didn't seem to work.

Thanks for reminding me of one of Phil Hartman's greatest roles.

"I'm just a caveman...Your world frightens and confuses me!"

As for your direct question....I got no idea.

One of my favorite too :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 26, 2008, 12:12:38 PM
This probably fits in somewhere in the Movies section, but I'm not sure where specifically:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/2293883347_0fca094b20_o.png)

I was just thinking back to some of W. Smith's films.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 26, 2008, 12:14:03 PM
HEH! That pretty much sums up his career to date.. :D :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2008, 12:17:32 PM
Aww adaptations yes, but give him a drama and presumably a stick for Jada to slap him with when he gets out of hand, and he can turn in a pretty good performance.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 26, 2008, 12:21:40 PM
I agree. But don't let him near any more damn books!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2008, 12:25:57 PM
Tacos Rule!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on February 26, 2008, 12:44:31 PM

I second that, Dr. Who.

I think cow-milking, ticket redemption machines rule, too...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/Moo.jpg)



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 26, 2008, 12:50:07 PM
What The... ???
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2008, 12:51:07 PM
That is the weirdes Chuck-E-Cheese game I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on February 26, 2008, 12:51:43 PM
The Corn Palace!

(http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/roadside-landmarks-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on February 26, 2008, 12:54:11 PM
YEE HAW!!
A Corn Palace Epner!! :highfive:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on February 26, 2008, 01:08:38 PM
What The... ???

This particular Sega cow-milking gem-of-a-machine is found in downtown Wisconsin Dells. We found it impossible to play without laughing our collective buttocks off. We had to make up for our ticket losses from milking Bessie by owning the Flaming Finger, yet again.

I love ticket redemption machines.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2008, 01:25:47 PM

I second that, Dr. Who.

I think cow-milking, ticket redemption machines rule, too...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/Moo.jpg)





That rules!!!!

Ok quick poll.

What do you think is the strangest part of this cover?

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n161/Acerimmer2006/1027_4_098.jpg?t=1204060872)

I think it's the fact that someone put a vale on an Ape.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: skenderberg on February 26, 2008, 01:40:52 PM
Wasn't the ape who marries Lyle at the end of George of the Jungle wearing veil too?  I think the strangest thing about it is that it's happening to one of the heroes.

In the movies, at least, it's actually pretty common for a certain kind of comedy to imply that an unlikeable character has been raped by an animal.  Trading Places, the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle, Ace Ventura II, and George of the Jungle all come to mind. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on February 26, 2008, 01:44:02 PM
In the movies, at least, it's actually pretty common for a certain kind of comedy to imply that an unlikeable character has been raped by an animal.  Trading Places, the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle, Ace Ventura II, and George of the Jungle all come to mind. 

Ah, but what about Top Secret!? It doesn't even imply it, it shows it! :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: skenderberg on February 26, 2008, 02:03:11 PM
In the movies, at least, it's actually pretty common for a certain kind of comedy to imply that an unlikeable character has been raped by an animal.  Trading Places, the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle, Ace Ventura II, and George of the Jungle all come to mind. 

Ah, but what about Top Secret!? It doesn't even imply it, it shows it! :)
Oh, man.  I forgot about that one!  Probably on purpose...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2008, 06:50:28 PM
Wasn't the ape who marries Lyle at the end of George of the Jungle wearing veil too?  I think the strangest thing about it is that it's happening to one of the heroes.

In the movies, at least, it's actually pretty common for a certain kind of comedy to imply that an unlikeable character has been raped by an animal.  Trading Places, the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle, Ace Ventura II, and George of the Jungle all come to mind. 

that's why i always found those movies creepy.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2008, 06:52:07 PM
In the movies, at least, it's actually pretty common for a certain kind of comedy to imply that an unlikeable character has been raped by an animal.  Trading Places, the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle, Ace Ventura II, and George of the Jungle all come to mind. 

Ah, but what about Top Secret!? It doesn't even imply it, it shows it! :)

A friend of mine takes acting class from Nigel.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on February 26, 2008, 06:54:22 PM
Ok quick poll.

What do you think is the strangest part of this cover?

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n161/Acerimmer2006/1027_4_098.jpg?t=1204060872)

I think it's the fact that someone put a vale on an Ape.

The plant in the lower left hand corner doesn't look native to the area?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2008, 06:56:07 PM
Isn't it a little rude to call your wife a Female King Kong in front of other people?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2008, 06:57:15 PM
Is it the fact that Jimmy is marrying an ape instead of switching minds with one as often seemed to happen in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on February 26, 2008, 07:00:40 PM
I like how Superman takes his duties as local Witchdoctor very seriously.  I wonder how he got that job anyway?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2008, 07:01:29 PM
Well would you say no to him?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on February 26, 2008, 07:04:33 PM
Is it the fact that Jimmy is marrying an ape instead of switching minds with one as often seemed to happen in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen?

It is rather telling of the usefulness of the character that the only way the writers could think to sustain interest in Jimmy Olsen was to constantly make him NOT Jimmy Olsen.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on February 26, 2008, 08:17:16 PM
I like how Superman takes his duties as local Witchdoctor very seriously.  I wonder how he got that job anyway?

He said, " Ooh Eee Ooh Ah Ah, Ting Tang, Walla Walla Bing Bang."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 26, 2008, 08:20:29 PM
I like how Superman takes his duties as local Witchdoctor very seriously.  I wonder how he got that job anyway?

Well the man can start a fire with his heat vision,that must come in handy in the jungle.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on February 27, 2008, 04:50:26 AM
So Superman wakes up one morning and decides, what the hell, might as well become a Witch Doctor for some random jungle village?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 05:00:04 AM
These Kryptonian's are crazy.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on February 27, 2008, 11:37:44 AM
So I just wanted you all to know, that as we speak, I am at work transfering audio reels right now to a usable format. Its pretty cool, its from an irish family living in Alabama sending audio reels to their son/boyfriend in Vietnam. Its pretty interesting, and just as a side note, people talked different back then...they sound different. I can't explain it, but they sound different...and its not just the accent. Its weird.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: headlesschocolatebunny on February 27, 2008, 11:41:31 AM
And here all I'm doing is sipping my dew and watching the clock!! :(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 27, 2008, 11:43:16 AM
My mom listens to a lot of old music and she says that people 30-70 years ago had more range with their voices.

I can't really tell but she has spent most of her life studying music,so I trust her on this one that may have something to do with it.

Where did you get that ape any way? History has always been my favorite subject and I wish I could find something like that in my attic.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 11:45:58 AM
So I just wanted you all to know, that as we speak, I am at work transfering audio reels right now to a usable format. Its pretty cool, its from an irish family living in Alabama sending audio reels to their son/boyfriend in Vietnam. Its pretty interesting, and just as a side note, people talked different back then...they sound different. I can't explain it, but they sound different...and its not just the accent. Its weird.

Sounds a bit like Dear America, one of my all time favorite documentaries.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 27, 2008, 11:46:46 AM
So Superman wakes up one morning and decides, what the hell, might as well become a Witch Doctor for some random jungle village?

Hey those guys get 700 to 800 seashells a year and complete health plan,how could you say no to that?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on February 27, 2008, 11:49:41 AM
These reels are way interesting, I just heard the guy in 'nam talking about some stories, they are crazy...and a little violent.

I work at a videographer company, but every so often people bring in old audio tapes that need transferring. But this is the first time we have gotten old audio reels. After I'm done with these, I have to do some old Super 8 film transfers to DVD which is also pretty cool. but with all things cool, there is a downside. If you don't pay attention, the projector will chew up people's film...its the same with these audio reels...ah wait...crap.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 11:52:33 AM
If you can find it, check out Dear America, though I think the original book is out of print.

Are you transferring for a private customer or for commercial production?

EDIT: Oh reading the post again, Oh Dear. :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on February 27, 2008, 12:10:14 PM
its for a private consumer, we don't get many corporate gigs...unless its a video shoot. Which at the moment we could use a couple.

Oh, and my "oh crap" from the previous post, was the audio stopped working...had to figure out what was wrong. It was just the miniDV tape ran out, so I got a new one, but I was an idiot and left the reels going, so I had to try and find where I had left off before the tape ran out. Stupid thing.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: headlesschocolatebunny on February 27, 2008, 12:26:44 PM
And here all I do is hide in a cube and deal w/ ins companies-yeah!!! :gouge:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on February 27, 2008, 04:00:10 PM
So Superman wakes up one morning and decides, what the hell, might as well become a Witch Doctor for some random jungle village?

  How would this be abnormal? It happens to me every morning and I....what's that you say, Pak? It's not normal? Oh......*concerned for self*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 27, 2008, 04:44:17 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2296560419_f1c5a8a898_o.png)

My one lousy joke was getting lonely.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on February 27, 2008, 06:14:36 PM
if you'd only monochromed Smith it would have been perfect :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 27, 2008, 06:53:22 PM
if you'd only monochromed Smith it would have been perfect :D

I spent 5 minutes trying to do just that. Damn I miss photoshop.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on February 28, 2008, 09:49:13 AM
if you'd only monochromed Smith it would have been perfect :D

I spent 5 minutes trying to do just that. Damn I miss photoshop.

Did it leave you to go on an epic quest of self-discovery?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on February 28, 2008, 10:58:28 AM
It's led me on an epic quest of Paint discovery.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 03, 2008, 07:18:35 AM
OK so two completely random but theologically tinged thoughts engendered by my trip to the gym yesterday:

1) There was a meditation on the Book of Job on the radio when I drove to the gym. As far as I can see the lesson to take for Job is that one should never be righteous, it only attracts attention to oneself and causes you to be the brick wall in a pissing contest between The Big Fella and the Old Horned One.

2) Ray of Light was playing over the sound system and it occurs to me that no matter what goddess happens to be flouncing around the universe, nothing is quicker than a ray of light. Even if one is talking about spiritual insights that still requires the firing of synapses, something that occurs a a fraction of the speed of light, so again not quicker at all. Where the hell did Madonna study physics?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on March 03, 2008, 10:09:48 AM
1) There was a meditation on the Book of Job on the radio when I drove to the gym. As far as I can see the lesson to take for Job is that one should never be righteous, it only attracts attention to oneself and causes you to be the brick wall in a pissing contest between The Big Fella and the Old Horned One.

Well the point of Job, as I see it, is that God isn't going to keep bad things from happening to good people, nor are bad things a punishment for bad people. (At least in this life.) The focus being that, since we're not omnipotent rulers of the universe, it's not for us to decide what's fair and what's not.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on March 03, 2008, 10:18:24 AM
2) Ray of Light was playing over the sound system and it occurs to me that no matter what goddess happens to be flouncing around the universe, nothing is quicker than a ray of light. Even if one is talking about spiritual insights that still requires the firing of synapses, something that occurs a a fraction of the speed of light, so again not quicker at all. Where the hell did Madonna study physics?

In the metaphorical college of hard knock (er)s.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 03, 2008, 10:45:47 AM
1) There was a meditation on the Book of Job on the radio when I drove to the gym. As far as I can see the lesson to take for Job is that one should never be righteous, it only attracts attention to oneself and causes you to be the brick wall in a pissing contest between The Big Fella and the Old Horned One.

Well the point of Job, as I see it, is that God isn't going to keep bad things from happening to good people, nor are bad things a punishment for bad people. (At least in this life.) The focus being that, since we're not omnipotent rulers of the universe, it's not for us to decide what's fair and what's not.

Be that as it may, had Job not be righteous in the first place God and the Devil would have looked elsewhere to play "whose yarbles are bigger".
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on March 03, 2008, 07:24:24 PM
I think I'll end this silliness:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2153/2308621073_ee8272504f_o.png)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 04, 2008, 01:53:59 PM
1) There was a meditation on the Book of Job on the radio when I drove to the gym. As far as I can see the lesson to take for Job is that one should never be righteous, it only attracts attention to oneself and causes you to be the brick wall in a pissing contest between The Big Fella and the Old Horned One.

Well the point of Job, as I see it, is that God isn't going to keep bad things from happening to good people, nor are bad things a punishment for bad people. (At least in this life.) The focus being that, since we're not omnipotent rulers of the universe, it's not for us to decide what's fair and what's not.


Translation: God is totally capricious, and will smite you for any, or even NO, reason.

Gee whiz, Pak; that's a better argument in favor of atheism than anything I could ever come up with.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 04, 2008, 02:00:33 PM
1) There was a meditation on the Book of Job on the radio when I drove to the gym. As far as I can see the lesson to take for Job is that one should never be righteous, it only attracts attention to oneself and causes you to be the brick wall in a pissing contest between The Big Fella and the Old Horned One.

Well the point of Job, as I see it, is that God isn't going to keep bad things from happening to good people, nor are bad things a punishment for bad people. (At least in this life.) The focus being that, since we're not omnipotent rulers of the universe, it's not for us to decide what's fair and what's not.


Translation: God is totally capricious, and will smite you for any, or even NO, reason.

Gee whiz, Pak; that's a better argument in favor of atheism than anything I could ever come up with.

Yeah exactly.  What's the point in following God's rules if he's gonna smite you regardless?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 04, 2008, 02:11:05 PM
Of course, BTA, in the interest of being contrarian (who, ME?), I should point out that the same thing can be said about government.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 04, 2008, 02:25:21 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on March 04, 2008, 02:34:25 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.


and men in gray shorts
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 04, 2008, 02:42:28 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.


and men in gray shorts

I work with ladies.  Shows what you know.  Plus we don't wear uniforms.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 04, 2008, 02:43:59 PM
Damn the weather in Nebraska must be hell on the nude mail carriers
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on March 04, 2008, 02:45:36 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.


and men in gray shorts

I work with ladies.  Shows what you know.  Plus we don't wear uniforms.


Come on, someone at that darn post office has to wear a uni. I am calling the union
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 04, 2008, 02:54:34 PM
Damn the weather in Nebraska must be hell on the nude mail carriers

It's definitely Hell on the patrons.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 04, 2008, 02:56:01 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.


and men in gray shorts

I work with ladies.  Shows what you know.  Plus we don't wear uniforms.


Come on, someone at that darn post office has to wear a uni. I am calling the union

I wear the same kind of pants everyday.  Does that count?

I went and bought 5 pairs of the same color, same style pants.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on March 04, 2008, 03:27:02 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.


and men in gray shorts

I work with ladies.  Shows what you know.  Plus we don't wear uniforms.


Come on, someone at that darn post office has to wear a uni. I am calling the union

I wear the same kind of pants everyday.  Does that count?

I went and bought 5 pairs of the same color, same style pants.

dude, you can't lie to us, we can smell you all the way from nebraska
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on March 04, 2008, 05:22:44 PM
Well the point of being devout isn't to be rewarded in this life. It's all about the eternity after. As long as we're alive, we're bound to the imperfect decisions of ourselves and the mortals around us. The point is to stick through the bad times. You can't be devout and expect life to go your way. God's a source of inner strength, not a genie. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 04, 2008, 05:23:47 PM
Hey, I work for the government in a quasi-way.  Your preaching to the choir.  I get daily examples of hypocrisy.


and men in gray shorts

I work with ladies.  Shows what you know.  Plus we don't wear uniforms.


Come on, someone at that darn post office has to wear a uni. I am calling the union

I wear the same kind of pants everyday.  Does that count?

I went and bought 5 pairs of the same color, same style pants.

I knew it! You ARE Brundlefly!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 05, 2008, 11:52:49 AM
So I was sick yesterday...and there was nothing to do. So I watched 5 hours of the office (u.s.)...

I've forgotten how much I miss that show, and I want it back on.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on March 07, 2008, 11:03:43 AM
I'm exactly 25 ft. away from Gallagher right now... should I kill him?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 07, 2008, 11:05:05 AM
I'm exactly 25 ft. away from Gallagher right now... should I kill him?

I think you know the answer to that question.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 07, 2008, 11:07:36 AM
The original Gallagher or the brother he sold the act to?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on March 07, 2008, 11:15:18 AM
The original Gallagher or the brother he sold the act to?
I don't know, he's in town and across the hall from me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 07, 2008, 11:18:39 AM
That will be the brother then, don't harm him you'll merely be doing Original Gallagher's bidding. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on March 07, 2008, 11:26:10 AM
That will be the brother then, don't harm him you'll merely be doing Original Gallagher's bidding. :)
heh Well it was a completely random thought anyways.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 07, 2008, 11:31:11 AM
He looks like the original though doesn't he? Hard to tell who the evil sibling is seeing how they both have facial hair.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on March 11, 2008, 10:43:18 AM
is there such a thing as cat bacon?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 11, 2008, 10:45:08 AM
There's cat coffee, perhaps other breakfast items exist.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on March 11, 2008, 10:54:57 AM
is there such a thing as cat bacon?
There's cat coffee, perhaps other breakfast items exist.


 :deadhorse:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 11, 2008, 10:58:08 AM
I'm not piling on, Cat Coffee is a real thing, it's sort of disgusting but apparently the best coffee in the world.

They feed the beans to the cat and it's digestive juices remove the bitter compounds then the resulting coffee is really smooth.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 12, 2008, 08:44:44 PM
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg183/FortisRevenge/why.jpg)

This was under my recommendations on my Netflix...does this mean I'm a failure in life? Netflix is under the impression that I would kind of like Daddy Day Camp! They think I would give it 3 stars!

I don't know what to do with myself...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on March 12, 2008, 09:02:20 PM
I think you need to write a very angry letter to Netflix. How dare they make you doubt yourself??!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 13, 2008, 03:48:20 AM
You should see the sort of things Amazon recommends to me based on my purchases and wishlists.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Raven on March 13, 2008, 04:41:07 AM
You should see the sort of things Amazon recommends to me based on my purchases and wishlists.
 

I think rifftrax has deeply effected my Amazon recommendations?  They should have an, "I'm only buying this as a joke" button, so it doesn't skew your history. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: orionpaxxx on March 13, 2008, 04:56:05 AM
Since buying Glitter and Crossroads Amazon is convinced I would enjoy everything Mariah Carey and Britney Spears has done. I don't even go to the recommended anymore as it is tottally messed up
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ebeth on March 13, 2008, 12:19:25 PM
Speaking of Amazon recommendations, How does the book, Anal Pain, Anal Pleasure even correlate to me buying a pilates video for a friend? Now everytime I log on I have to push through the  recommendations as quick as possible before my boyfriend thinks I am  "up for it".
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 13, 2008, 12:23:55 PM
I bought my little sister a princess sing a long cd for her birthday...you can imagine the results I'm getting. Oh and Batman and Robin threw it off as well. I'm sick of smart computers with their recommendations, its like that TV show where the guy's TiVo thinks he is gay...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on March 13, 2008, 06:51:31 PM
If I ever get 5 minutes on national television, I know that I will finally have to decide between the two best ways I've thought of spending it:
1: Make an impassioned speech wherein I beg humanity to put aside it's petty differences, it's old hatreds, and exert the small bit of will it would take to understand each other, thus bringing justice, equality, and happyness to the world.
2: List off each of the world's major religions, and say something offensive about each of them, including Athiesm.

One would almost definitely not work, one almost definitely would.

Actually, when I think about it, I might have a better chance of bringing world peace with option 2. If a Hindu and a Muslim, or a Wiccan and a Methodist, or a Jew and a Scientologist, could watch my hate speech, look at each other, and both say, "What an asshole!", I think I could make the world a better place.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: GregMcduck on March 13, 2008, 06:52:36 PM
Welcome to Wal-Mart.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 14, 2008, 11:53:17 AM
ok, this has been bugging me all day.


Are Horton's whos the same kind as the ones the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 11:54:26 AM
Possibly
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 11:59:08 AM
If I ever get 5 minutes on national television, I know that I will finally have to decide between the two best ways I've thought of spending it:
1: Make an impassioned speech wherein I beg humanity to put aside it's petty differences, it's old hatreds, and exert the small bit of will it would take to understand each other, thus bringing justice, equality, and happyness to the world.
2: List off each of the world's major religions, and say something offensive about each of them, including Athiesm.

One would almost definitely not work, one almost definitely would.

Actually, when I think about it, I might have a better chance of bringing world peace with option 2. If a Hindu and a Muslim, or a Wiccan and a Methodist, or a Jew and a Scientologist, could watch my hate speech, look at each other, and both say, "What an asshole!", I think I could make the world a better place.

Everyone always forgets the mormons! But, I totally agree with you...I think if everyone was just a little less selfish, we would be much better off.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 12:02:16 PM
As we all know, the way to bring humanity together is for the Earth to be invaded by reptilian aliens.

That's how WWII was brought to an end. Apparently ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on March 14, 2008, 12:04:35 PM
You read those books too?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 14, 2008, 12:06:14 PM
If they're interdimensional reptilian humanoids, I've read them too.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 12:10:37 PM
You read those books too?

Evidently longer ago or with less attention than Rob :)

EDIT: Though I'm not sure on reflection, I thought the antagonists in Turtledove's books were from Tau Ceti or Alpha Centuri or something.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 12:11:57 PM
I mean can you imagine what type of advances our world would have if we came together? There are so many brilliant people out there in the world that are separated by stupid differences. We are all humans, why can't we come together and unite our talents?

I mean, our differences are what makes the world better because there will always be change if somebody thinks different than everybody else. But...I don't know, we just shouldn't be stupid about it.

And it is probably true, its true in Star Trek, and in the Ender's Game books. The only way we are going to ever get united as humans...is for aliens friendly/hostile, to come into the equation...[sigh]

Well that's my rant of the day, huzzah's and accolades for all!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 12:17:57 PM
Ah but clinging to those differences is as much part of being human as creativity or existentialist approaches to mortality.

Contrariness is the defining human characteristic.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 14, 2008, 12:18:31 PM
I think we should stay as far away from each other as possible, since we are all fucked up beyond recognition.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 12:22:13 PM
Contrariness is the defining human characteristic.

That's what makes us awesome...we are such stubborn bastages, that is why we are at the top of the food chain.

And I'm serious about the alien thing, because if alien's tried to kill us we would unite in a brotherhood of blood
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 14, 2008, 12:26:01 PM
Then Wesley Crusher would eventually exist. Fuck cooperation if that's the price we pay.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 12:26:50 PM
Contrariness is the defining human characteristic.

That's what makes us awesome...we are such stubborn bastages, that is why we are at the top of the food chain.

And I'm serious about the alien thing, because if alien's tried to kill us we would unite in a brotherhood of blood

Oh absolutely because we'd react in accordance to the maxim:

We are human, therefore screw you!

Tell us we can't do something and we'll be damned if we don't just to spite you, you bastard!

We a fantastic bunch of bolshie buggers when we are at our best.

Oh and Rob I'd not worry, this symbol from Trek better sums up humanity's potential expansionist future:

(http://www.joshuacolwell.com/blog/wp-images/terranempire.png) ;)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 12:31:44 PM
I love spite...its the funniest of all motivations. And only humans ever do something just to spite someone

Oh, and Wesley Crusher is inevitable, the faster we accept it, the faster we can shun him.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 12:34:05 PM
Oh, and Wesley Crusher is inevitable, the faster we accept it, the faster we can shun him.
Damnit

OK, how about we pump him full of mid expanding substances so he achieves godhood as soon as possible and then sods off?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 14, 2008, 12:35:50 PM
Wil Wheaton must be the next guest riffer.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 12:38:18 PM
Because even he hates Wesley. I haven't read his blog for ages, I must catch up on it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 12:56:00 PM
This is a bit random, but what happened February 22, that made 294 people sign on to make it the time when most people were signed on?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 14, 2008, 12:58:49 PM
the 20 questions that changed the world
 ;D

I have no idea
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 01:04:46 PM
Yeah, it was a friday...so not 20 questions...weird
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on March 14, 2008, 01:15:04 PM
I think we should stay as far away from each other as possible, since we are all fucked up beyond recognition.

  I agree. Moreso because we'll evolve into those brown skinned, bald headed humans in South Park who speak in gibberish. I also don't trust Star Trek's version of a unified world. Too annoyingly perfect. I'm more inclined into trusting Revelations' version. That one has 7-headed dragons (hopefully literally, but you never know with the Bible) coming up out of the Earth, which is way cooler than anything in Star Trek.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 14, 2008, 01:20:34 PM
I think we should stay as far away from each other as possible, since we are all fucked up beyond recognition.

  I agree. Moreso because we'll evolve into those brown skinned, bald headed humans in South Park who speak in gibberish. I also don't trust Star Trek's version of a unified world. Too annoyingly perfect. I'm more inclined into trusting Revelations' version. That one has 7-headed dragons (hopefully literally, but you never know with the Bible) coming up out of the Earth, which is way cooler than anything in Star Trek.

Yeah, but the real world is scary...thats why I fall back onto Star Trek, its a happy world, where you seek out new life, and avoid the ferengi, and enjoy the cheesy goodness that you can only get with star trek...

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on March 14, 2008, 01:32:11 PM
I think we should stay as far away from each other as possible, since we are all fucked up beyond recognition.

  I agree. Moreso because we'll evolve into those brown skinned, bald headed humans in South Park who speak in gibberish. I also don't trust Star Trek's version of a unified world. Too annoyingly perfect. I'm more inclined into trusting Revelations' version. That one has 7-headed dragons (hopefully literally, but you never know with the Bible) coming up out of the Earth, which is way cooler than anything in Star Trek.

Yeah, but the real world is scary...thats why I fall back onto Star Trek, its a happy world, where you seek out new life, and avoid the ferengi, and enjoy the cheesy goodness that you can only get with star trek...



  Well, I'm half Jewish. So maybe it's the whole "not needing money" thing that annoys me about it.  ;D

Man, it's -awesome- to be part of a minority. You can get away with all kinds of jokes and your own expense!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 02:19:38 PM
I picked the images in my new sig line at random because they amused me but it just occurred to me that they worked out to be parodic portraits of the four people who, until recently were the major candidates for president:

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/14705/thumbs/s-READY-ON-DAY-INDEED-154x114.jpg)A woman whose claim to the presidency is predicated on the fact that she's slept with the bloke who's already had the job
(http://tonova.typepad.com/thesuddencurve/curly.jpg)A sort of chubby goofus with a silly sounding name
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1283/655213021_0a05a48f92_o.jpg)A middle aged dude surrounded by youngsters with a nebulous aura of cool about him
(http://faroutshirts.com/images/cthulhu4Prez-preview-5_tn.png)An ancient creature who makes no bones about his promises of a dark future
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 14, 2008, 02:25:47 PM
You're funny!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2008, 02:26:53 PM
Well I try
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on March 15, 2008, 07:29:32 AM
The only real choice

(http://photos-998.friendster.com/e1/photos/89/96/11816998/404360689l.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on March 15, 2008, 11:23:48 AM

It's March Madness....Let's Go Red!

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Stand up, Badgers, sing!
"Forward" is our driving spirit,
Loyal voices ring.
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Raise her glowing flame
Stand, Fellows, let us now
Salute her name!


Shutdown Sparty!

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 15, 2008, 02:16:49 PM
Shutdown Sparty!

Some sort of adoptive pride should make me bridle at that, but meh, MSU will have a drunken riot win or lose, so they'll be happy regardless. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 15, 2008, 05:29:59 PM
I think if everyone was just a little less selfish, we would be much better off.

I couldn't disagree more. One person's "selflessness" is another person's unwanted interference.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on March 15, 2008, 06:28:12 PM
.... true.

I don't think we nessesarily need to be less selfish though- We just need the initiative to keep seeking understanding. It's so much easier to just remain ignorant. Just ask Pat Robertson!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 17, 2008, 10:50:56 AM
OK so fridges with the motor at the top are more energy efficient, however does anyone make them any more?

I was reading about them but nowhere in the article did it list a manufacturer of them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 17, 2008, 02:19:12 PM
As you look at today's Wall Street news.....

Imagine if Dubya had gotten his way and your Social Security was dependent on this.   (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/th1b3f14ee.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Cosmic Muse on March 17, 2008, 06:15:48 PM
I don't want to go to work, but I have to.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on March 17, 2008, 10:50:00 PM
I don't want to go to work, but I have to.

See, for me, that thought's not random. Occurs every day about 15 minutes before I have to go to work. It's like clockwork. And I love my job. Imagine if I hated it.  :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Cosmic Muse on March 18, 2008, 03:09:37 PM
I don't want to go to work, but I have to.

See, for me, that thought's not random. Occurs every day about 15 minutes before I have to go to work. It's like clockwork. And I love my job. Imagine if I hated it.  :^)

I guess to me random is saying the first thing that pops into my head like where's my pain killers?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 20, 2008, 12:56:25 PM
As you look at today's Wall Street news.....

Imagine if Dubya had gotten his way and your Social Security was dependent on this.

Have you EVER known what you were talking about?


The value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the start of 1983 (25 years ago) was $1027.04.
Its value as of the exact time I write this is $12344.63.

Is there ANYONE here who would prefer the "returns" offered by Social Security?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 20, 2008, 01:31:33 PM
Have you EVER known what you were talking about?

Anytime I think the opposite of you.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 21, 2008, 04:34:21 PM
Nice. Glad to see your grasp of reason, logic and fact remains consistent.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on March 21, 2008, 05:59:32 PM
Theres only one way to settle this.....COMBAT ROD!

I expect you both in the Combat Rod Arena at dawn.  Tickets go on sale an hour before dawn, I only accept cash.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 21, 2008, 06:30:26 PM
Theres only one way to settle this.....COMBAT ROD!

I expect you both in the Combat Rod Arena at dawn.  Tickets go on sale an hour before dawn, I only accept cash.

What the future will reveal of this story is only the beginning, only the beginning, only the beginning...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 21, 2008, 06:37:29 PM
Dang. I was hoping for Thunderdome.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 21, 2008, 06:41:46 PM
Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we've learned, by the dust of them all... Bartertown learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 21, 2008, 06:46:09 PM
THIS, IS OUR CITY!!!!!!


oops, wrong movie ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 24, 2008, 09:57:20 AM
I Love Lil Kym (http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080324/NEWS01/303250001)

12 counts, count 'em, 12!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 24, 2008, 11:33:36 AM
Dang. I was hoping for Thunderdome.

I thought we were beyond Thunderdome.  (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/thnana.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 26, 2008, 11:19:15 AM
I have scottish blood (celtic), nordic  blood (viking), and German blood (er...)

I was born in Nevada, who's state flag says "battle born."


An awesome mix of genes...and yet, I'm a coward...

On a fun side note...my scottish clan is the Clan Buchanan, our motto is Clarior Hinc Honos, which means, Brighter hence the honor. And Loch Lomond is in our clan lands, and our clan's castle was used as a hospital for the Red Cross during WWII.

Okay...finished gloating.  8)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 26, 2008, 11:22:14 AM
Goth or Frank for German, possibly Saxon  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 26, 2008, 11:25:07 AM
I suspect that my family started because the vikings and celts got to know each other. If you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 26, 2008, 11:26:43 AM
Oh yeah, tons of Irish and Scots have Norse blood in them.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 26, 2008, 11:29:15 AM
Yep its been confirmed, the last name of Gibson which obviously means son of Gibb, well Gibb is a shortened form of a Norman name of Guilbert. So there we go.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 26, 2008, 11:30:15 AM
Ah then you're second wave Norse then from the Norman invasion. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 26, 2008, 11:34:34 AM
Well all I can say is...huzzah.

I think...Still, even though my blood says all that, my descendants landed in America in the 1400's, so I guess I'm a native american
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 26, 2008, 01:21:10 PM
I wish I knew my ancestry so I could get into those "Well my people kicked your people's ass in the Great Goat War of 1356!" fights with other people.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on March 26, 2008, 01:46:46 PM
I've always avoided looking into my ancestry just on the off chance I might find out I'm somehow related to Andy Dick. Goddamn that would suck.

EDITED Apparently this is post # 1337. W00t. It's a joke by the guy that did the coding for the forum format.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 26, 2008, 01:48:13 PM
I've always avoided looking into my ancestry just on the off chance I might find out I'm somehow related to Andy Dick. Goddamn that would suck.

I don't think you should worry about that, he isn't human. So he isn't related to anybody.

Oh, and why does your post count say "leet?"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 26, 2008, 02:02:58 PM
That's weird

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 26, 2008, 02:19:10 PM
I've always avoided looking into my ancestry just on the off chance I might find out I'm somehow related to Andy Dick. Goddamn that would suck.

Meanwhile, there's this new report (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23797072/) that Barak Obama is related to Brad Pitt (and six presidents) and Hillary is related to Angelina Jolie (and Madonna, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette).

And I look at this and I think it's just like these people who claim they go back to "past lives" and somehow they're never horse thieves, Torquemada or just some peasant who wallowed in mud all their lives.  They're always kings, queens and saints.

And famous people are always related to other famous people....   ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 26, 2008, 02:20:48 PM
Sadly I have an ancestor in common with the bloke doing the nostril exploration in your sig line, on my mother's side :-[
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 26, 2008, 02:37:12 PM
Sadly I have an ancestor in common with the bloke doing the nostril exploration in your sig line, on my mother's side :-[

I still like you anyway.   :-*

But, hell, my half-sister swears that we're related to Edna O'Brien (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_O'Brien) because my father's family is supposed to come from Tuamgraney (pop. around 250) and that her father's name is Michael, same as our Grandfather's brother.

Or - knowing that part of my family like I do - it's more likely we came from that area, knew that there was a family in town with our name who owned a dairy and they just told everyone here that we were that same family to impress people once they were in the US....not realizing that one of the daughters would become famous in her own right.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on March 28, 2008, 01:29:34 PM
And I look at this and I think it's just like these people who claim they go back to "past lives" and somehow they're never horse thieves, Torquemada or just some peasant who wallowed in mud all their lives.  They're always kings, queens and saints.

And famous people are always related to other famous people....   ::)

  Technically, we're all related to each other, anyway. I don't see that it matters that someone is related to some king somewhere because, somewhere in there, I am too. And so is everyone else.

  Supposedly, I'm related to Paul Revere and everyone in my family thinks that awesome. As neat as it is, everyone forgets that there was another fellow riding around warning that the British were coming. He rode further and warned more people than Paul, but Paul had a catchier name.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on March 28, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
  Supposedly, I'm related to Paul Revere and everyone in my family thinks that awesome. As neat as it is, everyone forgets that there was another fellow riding around warning that the British were coming. He rode further and warned more people than Paul, but Paul had a catchier name.


Cool!  Our museum has a bunch of Revere and Adam's silver.  What a badass hobby :)

There is a town in MA called Revere, but for some reason everyone pronounces it "Re-VEE-AHHH"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on March 28, 2008, 02:03:46 PM
One of my ancestors was the personal body guard to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young...I've read his journal, and he was taking care of his family that were all sick with dysentery when Joseph was killed in jail.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 28, 2008, 03:17:40 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm descended from the people who had Ferdinand Magellan for dinner.  :highfive:??
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on March 29, 2008, 06:12:23 AM
I knew a girl in high school who is directly descended from John Adams. That's kinda neat. :)

I'm not personally aware of any famous or historically notable person that I'm related to or descended from... despite sharing a name with a very famous painter, I am not actually related to the family.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 29, 2008, 06:16:15 AM
The first girl who made me realize girls weren't all that bad, and in fact were rather interesting in a way I couldn't yet define,  was a direct descendant of the only man to semi-successfully steal the Crown Jewels: Captain Blood. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Blood)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 29, 2008, 07:12:05 AM
The first girl who made me realize girls weren't all that bad, and in fact were rather interesting in a way I couldn't yet define,  was a direct descendant of the only man to semi-successfully steal the Crown Jewels: Captain Blood. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Blood)

Now that's punk rock right there.   :clap:  Good on you, Captain Blood!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 29, 2008, 10:24:15 AM

There is a town in MA called Revere, but for some reason everyone pronounces it "Re-VEE-AHHH"

You DO realize you live in Massachusetts, don't you?  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on March 29, 2008, 10:26:55 AM

I'm not personally aware of any famous or historically notable person that I'm related to or descended from... despite sharing a name with a very famous painter, I am not actually related to the family.

AHA! So your name IS Sherwin Williams!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 29, 2008, 10:45:45 AM

I'm not personally aware of any famous or historically notable person that I'm related to or descended from... despite sharing a name with a very famous painter, I am not actually related to the family.

AHA! So your name IS Sherwin Williams!

Maybe it's Pantone.  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 29, 2008, 11:51:46 AM

I'm not personally aware of any famous or historically notable person that I'm related to or descended from... despite sharing a name with a very famous painter, I am not actually related to the family.

AHA! So your name IS Sherwin Williams!

Maybe it's Pantone.  ;D

no, it's Thomas Kincade ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on March 29, 2008, 11:55:27 AM
When will sarcasm and semi comedic hyperbole be acknowledged as a valid part of the scholorly paper?
I'm writing a paper on the Progressive Era in Wisconsin, and I realized that
"With the passing on the Workmen's Compensation Law of 1911, big business now found that putting Little Jakob to work on the Hand-Mangler machine was becoming a less and less viable option."
just can't fit anywhere into the paper.

Frustrating.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on March 29, 2008, 12:39:08 PM
In an essay on the Orient in Victorian Erotic Fiction I once wrote : What can we deduce from reading these novels, aside from the fact that one should never ask a Victorian Gentleman to babysit?

I got top marks for it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on March 29, 2008, 01:12:06 PM

I'm not personally aware of any famous or historically notable person that I'm related to or descended from... despite sharing a name with a very famous painter, I am not actually related to the family.

AHA! So your name IS Sherwin Williams!

There's a difference between an artist and a paint store, you know. :P

It's not like I haven't mentioned my first name on the forums on numerous occasions, either. Or, for that matter, given my email address once or twice. ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on March 29, 2008, 02:09:56 PM
There is a town in MA called Revere, but for some reason everyone pronounces it "Re-VEE-AHHH"

Am I missing anything about Revere, but it isn't the prettiest of places, right?

Yet, I'm staying there again in May.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on March 31, 2008, 10:07:22 AM
So, I'm watching the local news (http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=89050) this morning and I see a puff piece about a girl who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had to drop out of school so that she can be treated. So, her former cohorts in the marching band show up and gave a concert at her house to show that they're thinking about her. Heartwarming huh?

But, this is what's been bothering me. They did this as a surprise. Now, watching the video, you see the 15 or so folks in the band and another 30 or so neighbors running around in the girl's yard, placing signs, setting up instruments and milling around. The band even shows up with an 18 wheeler. And according to her reaction, she was surprised when they arrived. And I'm surprised that she didn't notice the 50 people hanging around in her yard until her folks took her outside. But it made her happy, so it's okay. (An update on her condition might be nice, 9 News.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 31, 2008, 01:38:02 PM
....I'm surprised that she didn't notice the 50 people hanging around in her yard until her folks took her outside.

Maybe Mom and Dad told her they were having work done in the yard by landscapers or something so she ignored it....?

It's just great that these kids did this for her.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 02, 2008, 04:55:28 PM
I have two random thoughts today...

So I'm on my daily walk (preparing to be a missionary), and I notice that as I'm going up and down the street. There is this horse watching me from over a brick wall. So as I'm walking down the street, it watches me the entire way. But if I get within 5 feet of its wall, and then look up at it, it will duck its head down below the brick wall. But if I look at it from more than 5 feet away, it will just stare at me. Almost as if it doesn't see that I'm looking at it.

Interesting.

Oh, and just so you know, socks are really expensive on amazon.com  :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on April 02, 2008, 04:56:45 PM
There is a town in MA called Revere, but for some reason everyone pronounces it "Re-VEE-AHHH"

Am I missing anything about Revere, but it isn't the prettiest of places, right?

Yet, I'm staying there again in May.



Cool!  Have to have some Sam Adams :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 05, 2008, 09:19:19 PM
Ok if one wanted to make a CD in which the tracks faded into one another or actually overlapped, how would one go about doing that?

I'm sure there are some apps out there that can do that but I'm not sure which ones.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on April 05, 2008, 09:34:38 PM
Ok if one wanted to make a CD in which the tracks faded into one another or actually overlapped, how would one go about doing that?

I'm sure there are some apps out there that can do that but I'm not sure which ones.

I'm pretty sure Nero does it. I know iTunes and Creative MediaSource will play files that way, but I don't know if you can burn the results.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on April 05, 2008, 11:54:58 PM
Ok if one wanted to make a CD in which the tracks faded into one another or actually overlapped, how would one go about doing that?

I'm sure there are some apps out there that can do that but I'm not sure which ones.

  I always used MP3Trim for that. I'd snip the silence off the fronts and ends of the tracks and then inserted  fadeout/fadein. Kind of takes a while to perfect it in that program, though.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on April 06, 2008, 12:00:35 AM
I know I can do that with Audacity, but that'll make one continuous mp3 with no stops.  Just import them all and slide the different tracks so they overlap the way you want.  Perhaps after that you can export it as one huge mp3, then go though the new file and highlight each song, exporting it as a new separate mp3.  If you're careful to always have each selection start exactly where the previous one ended you should be able to get it right.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 06, 2008, 06:40:51 AM
I know I can do that with Audacity, but that'll make one continuous mp3 with no stops.  Just import them all and slide the different tracks so they overlap the way you want.  Perhaps after that you can export it as one huge mp3, then go though the new file and highlight each song, exporting it as a new separate mp3.  If you're careful to always have each selection start exactly where the previous one ended you should be able to get it right.

Ok I wondered if I could do it with Audacity, I have that.  :)

I'll give that a go.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on April 06, 2008, 08:54:51 AM
I know I can do that with Audacity, but that'll make one continuous mp3 with no stops.  Just import them all and slide the different tracks so they overlap the way you want.  Perhaps after that you can export it as one huge mp3, then go though the new file and highlight each song, exporting it as a new separate mp3.  If you're careful to always have each selection start exactly where the previous one ended you should be able to get it right.

Ok I wondered if I could do it with Audacity, I have that.  :)

I'll give that a go.

It worked perfectly when I put my tracks of Dark Side of the Moon together.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 06, 2008, 11:18:18 AM
I just want you all to know, that I will be building a water balloon trebuchet. My goal with this contraption, is to be able to launch about ten water balloons several city blocks... ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on April 06, 2008, 11:35:57 AM
I just want you all to know, that I will be building a water balloon trebuchet. My goal with this contraption, is to be able to launch about ten water balloons several city blocks... ;D

Awesome.  We expect pictures.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on April 06, 2008, 12:15:54 PM
I just want you all to know, that I will be building a water balloon trebuchet. My goal with this contraption, is to be able to launch about ten water balloons several city blocks... ;D

  I'll be your best friend forever if you make me one and send it to me. FOREVER.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 06, 2008, 12:20:34 PM
Well, I've drawn up a crude set of plans, it is very basic. Probably the most difficult thing will be designing it so that I can break it down for storage. I've designed it so that it will have wheels, and if it is successful, I will post pictures, and video for good measure. And I will post the plans for those who want one (Tyrant).

So, its off to Home Depot tomorrow to pick up all of my supplies, and hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be launching water balloons to unsuspecting travelers of my street. Huzzah!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on April 06, 2008, 09:41:09 PM
Is it just designed for throwing waterballoons, or can I put "other things" in it to launch?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 06, 2008, 09:51:45 PM
well...water balloons is just what I'm telling my parents so that I can build it. According to my measurements, if you put the right counter-weight...it should launch many things...baskets of eggs, ziplock bags of cheese-wiz, or grapeshot...

I definitely think it is a must have for the inevitable robot uprising.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2008, 04:57:49 AM
I know I can do that with Audacity, but that'll make one continuous mp3 with no stops.  Just import them all and slide the different tracks so they overlap the way you want.  Perhaps after that you can export it as one huge mp3, then go though the new file and highlight each song, exporting it as a new separate mp3.  If you're careful to always have each selection start exactly where the previous one ended you should be able to get it right.

Ok I wondered if I could do it with Audacity, I have that.  :)

I'll give that a go.

It worked perfectly when I put my tracks of Dark Side of the Moon together.

Can I also cobble new audio together using this, like string a bunch of unrelated clips to make a new bit of audio?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on April 07, 2008, 06:11:47 AM
well...water balloons is just what I'm telling my parents so that I can build it. According to my measurements, if you put the right counter-weight...it should launch many things...baskets of eggs, ziplock bags of cheese-wiz, or grapeshot...

I definitely think it is a must have for the inevitable robot uprising.

Your going to need a lot more than that for defence.  If you think you are going to stop the robots with 1000 year old siege engine technology you are sorely mistaken.  You have been warned.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on April 07, 2008, 07:18:46 AM
I know I can do that with Audacity, but that'll make one continuous mp3 with no stops.  Just import them all and slide the different tracks so they overlap the way you want.  Perhaps after that you can export it as one huge mp3, then go though the new file and highlight each song, exporting it as a new separate mp3.  If you're careful to always have each selection start exactly where the previous one ended you should be able to get it right.

Ok I wondered if I could do it with Audacity, I have that.  :)

I'll give that a go.

It worked perfectly when I put my tracks of Dark Side of the Moon together.

Can I also cobble new audio together using this, like string a bunch of unrelated clips to make a new bit of audio?


I can't see why not.  It's just a matter of importing the right audio and mixing them together. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2008, 07:28:59 AM
Ok so could i take a song and lopp most of it off and then apend other stuff?

I know i sound dense but I do know what I want to do I simply lack the vcocabluary to express it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on April 07, 2008, 07:35:33 AM
Ok so could i take a song and lopp most of it off and then apend other stuff?

I know i sound dense but I do know what I want to do I simply lack the vcocabluary to express it.

It should be easy.  Just select the bits you don't want, remove it, then mix the other track to it.  I remove most of the "hidden" tracks from my mp3s this way.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2008, 07:41:39 AM
Cool I'll give it a go tonight, if I have time, a new telescope arrived today so I might have to play with that a bit this evening.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on April 07, 2008, 07:46:14 AM
Cool I'll give it a go tonight, if I have time, a new telescope arrived today so I might have to play with that a bit this evening.

Pervert.   :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2008, 07:54:28 AM
Hey, is it my fault they built a Nurses College outside my window 30 years before I moved in?  ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 07, 2008, 09:21:14 AM
well...water balloons is just what I'm telling my parents so that I can build it. According to my measurements, if you put the right counter-weight...it should launch many things...baskets of eggs, ziplock bags of cheese-wiz, or grapeshot...

I definitely think it is a must have for the inevitable robot uprising.

Your going to need a lot more than that for defence.  If you think you are going to stop the robots with 1000 year old siege engine technology you are sorely mistaken.  You have been warned.

You know those weird purple balls that overloaded all of the battle droids in star wars episode 1? Yeah, I've got a bunch of those...so this old technology will be good.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2008, 09:24:39 AM
After you've perfected the trebuchet, you need to make a ballista (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on April 07, 2008, 05:33:14 PM
There is a town in MA called Revere, but for some reason everyone pronounces it "Re-VEE-AHHH"

Am I missing anything about Revere, but it isn't the prettiest of places, right?

Yet, I'm staying there again in May.



Cool!  Have to have some Sam Adams :)

Been there, done that, Hebs.

But it's a part of the master-plan,again...Fenway, Sam Adams, Revere Beach, Country Life Vegetarian Buffet...repeat. :)

Boston rules.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on April 07, 2008, 05:42:58 PM
well...water balloons is just what I'm telling my parents so that I can build it. According to my measurements, if you put the right counter-weight...it should launch many things...baskets of eggs, ziplock bags of cheese-wiz, or grapeshot...

I definitely think it is a must have for the inevitable robot uprising.

  ....things that are on fire.

  Oh, I wouldn't mind a robot uprising that much (I've been more prepared for the inevitable zombie uprising for years now). I'm just concerned about keeping kids off my damn lawn. Running outside screaming and waving a cane at  them doesn't work anymore.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on April 07, 2008, 05:55:00 PM
the difficult part is keeping your hordes of cats from escaping when you open the door to yell at the kids
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on April 07, 2008, 05:58:11 PM
And finding ways of grabbing two cats at once to throw at the kids, yes.

 It's so hard to be a grouchy, anti-social,  psychotic old woman these days.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 07, 2008, 05:59:39 PM
well...water balloons is just what I'm telling my parents so that I can build it. According to my measurements, if you put the right counter-weight...it should launch many things...baskets of eggs, ziplock bags of cheese-wiz, or grapeshot...

I definitely think it is a must have for the inevitable robot uprising.

  ....things that are on fire.

  Oh, I wouldn't mind a robot uprising that much (I've been more prepared for the inevitable zombie uprising for years now). I'm just concerned about keeping kids off my damn lawn. Running outside screaming and waving a cane at  them doesn't work anymore.


I've just invested in this book incase aliens, ninja's or zombies try to take over the world...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SNqmyoVpL._AA240_.jpg)

But because everything has consequences, I will be purchasing this book as well, just in case...

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1582345929.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on April 08, 2008, 06:07:46 AM
that book will only prolong your suffering.  The robot uprising is inevitible and unstoppable!  All non robots shall perish!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on April 08, 2008, 10:16:11 AM
Well, I've drawn up a crude set of plans, it is very basic. Probably the most difficult thing will be designing it so that I can break it down for storage.

I'm guessing that "storage" is a euphemism for "hiding it from the cops in a big damn hurry."  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on April 08, 2008, 10:20:56 AM
After you've perfected the trebuchet, you need to make a ballista (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista)

Glad I clicked that link, Tripe. I started to say, "Yeah, I guess a cup of coffee would be nice right about now, but what does that have to do with building a trebuchet?"   :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 08, 2008, 10:23:43 AM
Let's start arming the Baristas with ballistas, that'll liven up the mornings :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on April 08, 2008, 10:24:38 AM
I knew what it was because Video Games make you smart! :^)

(http://www.civfanatics.com/gallery/files/1/newunits712.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on April 08, 2008, 10:25:59 AM
Let's start arming the Baristas with ballistas, that'll liven up the mornings :D

Boy, if that's not a song lyric or title by the end of the week, I don't know what the world is coming to...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 08, 2008, 11:43:52 AM
the difficult part is keeping your hordes of cats from escaping when you open the door to yell at the kids

Don't call my cat a horde....oh, wait....

Just heard that the factory that makes York Peppermint Patties is being closed down and production will be moved to Mexico....

This crap has got to stop.   Besides all the jobs lost here next year Pepperment Patties will be "Now with Montezuma's Revenge!"?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 08, 2008, 11:47:43 AM
Not only am I building a trebuchet for the inevitable alien invasion/ninja attack/zombie uprising...but I have finally thought up my superhero name. It was originally going to be Mr. Nice Guy, but according to RVR, its already been used in a movie.

So, my superhero name is...drumroll please...

Duality Man!!

I am a good guy, doing good, but when a supervillain says something stupid to me, I go duality on him and turn into a scary guy to defeat him...All i need to do is come up with an insignia, a catch phrase, find a sidekick, and make a costume...I've already got my secret lair!

I didn't think I would ever get to this point, but thanks to the books, "The action hero's handbook, and the "Government Manual for New Superheroes." (real books, get them on amazon) I am well on my way to getting my own franchise.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2008, 11:50:49 AM
the difficult part is keeping your hordes of cats from escaping when you open the door to yell at the kids
Just heard that the factory that makes York Peppermint Patties is being closed down and production will be moved to Mexico....

This crap has got to stop.   Besides all the jobs lost here next year Pepperment Patties will be "Now with Montezuma's Revenge!"?
OOOooo... I'll have to try some-o-dat on my next trip down there! :o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 08, 2008, 11:52:04 AM
Something tells me you'lll not be needing the candy for that.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2008, 11:53:26 AM
Something tells me you'lll not be needing the candy for that.
Heh-Heh 8)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 08, 2008, 12:21:35 PM
Something tells me you'lll not be needing the candy for that.
Heh-Heh 8)

Yeah, I mean it would be one thing if they were moving the manufacturing of Ex-Lax down there....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2008, 12:27:13 PM
Something tells me you'lll not be needing the candy for that.
Heh-Heh 8)

Yeah, I mean it would be one thing if they were moving the manufacturing of Ex-Lax down there....
That's not Even necessary down there, as the food & water alone will 'cleanse you' :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 08, 2008, 12:40:17 PM
Something tells me you'lll not be needing the candy for that.
Heh-Heh 8)

Yeah, I mean it would be one thing if they were moving the manufacturing of Ex-Lax down there....
That's not Even necessary down there, as the food & water alone will 'cleanse you' :speechless:
Except that they're sending it back here...which just shows you how little they must be paying people and spending on (substandard?) materials there if after shipping it back here (what with what they have to pay these days in transportation/gas prices) they can still make money.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2008, 12:44:45 PM
When I can walk up to a small taco stand with no food inspection standards of any kind, or walk up a pharmacy at will without a Dr.'s prescription and buy medicine, that alone speaks Volumes :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on April 08, 2008, 01:06:47 PM
I'm okay with Peppermint Patties being made in Mexico so long as they don't resort to using cheap Mexican chocolate. Gah, that stuff isn't natural.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on April 08, 2008, 01:13:44 PM
I'm okay with Peppermint Patties being made in Mexico so long as they don't resort to using cheap Mexican chocolate. Gah, that stuff isn't natural.
Nope.. It's got Chilli powder in some.. :gouge:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 08, 2008, 01:26:03 PM
When I can walk up to a small taco stand with no food inspection standards of any kind, or walk up a pharmacy at will without a Dr.'s prescription and buy medicine, that alone speaks Volumes :speechless:

On the other hand, that's how the USA was before the FDA or DEA....you could buy morphine, heroin and a form of cocaine over the counter.

And that's the "good ol' days" that some people want us to go back to.

I'm okay with Peppermint Patties being made in Mexico so long as they don't resort to using cheap Mexican chocolate. Gah, that stuff isn't natural.
Nope.. It's got Chilli powder in some.. :gouge:

That's not as weird as you'd think (http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/dessert-recipes/subtly-spicy-chocolate-chili-brownies/article.html).  And then on "Top Chef" the winner last week was a starter inspired by Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that had a White chocolate/wasabi sauce (http://recipes.mt.bravotv.com/top_chef/season_4/episode_4_1/soy_tapioca.php).

(yeah, I said I'd never watch "Top Chef" again - and I'm pissed that Eric got bounced for something that didn't travel when stupid, vapid Nikki has done that twice and is still there....)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on April 09, 2008, 02:52:56 PM
Johnny was a bad boy. Johnny flipped off blind people.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 09, 2008, 03:48:38 PM
Johnny was a bad boy. Johnny flipped off blind people.

But.........

...............that........

See...............

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 09, 2008, 06:55:07 PM
I bought a Zune 8...
This...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VEAo4-xLL._AA280_.jpg)

And let me just say...its better than I thought it would be. Let me get this straight. I hate all electronics, they never work the way they say they should, Its not that I'm not good with technology I work with computers and fixing stuff so I have to be pretty good at figuring things out. But it seems like we have nothing but problems with mainstream stuff.

It was true with iPods, and its true with the three Zune 30s we have in our house.

So I was reluctant in buying a Zune 8, though I miss my iPod Nano that I used when working out. So I got this bad boy, and its awesome. I thought it didn't work at first but then I realized that the battery was just low. So even though the Zune software interface kinda sucks, the interface on the actual zune outstrips the iPod interface in my opinion. So yeah, I'm pleased.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 10, 2008, 08:43:22 AM
Here's a question: Can one get wet plastering supplies easily in the US? Dry wall gives terrible acoustics and sound proofing and wet plaster is exactly the opposite but since everything seems to be dry walled here I wonder if wet plastering is even an option.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 10, 2008, 12:59:56 PM
Here's a question: Can one get wet plastering supplies easily in the US? Dry wall gives terrible acoustics and sound proofing and wet plaster is exactly the opposite but since everything seems to be dry walled here I wonder if wet plastering is even an option.

If you have the money, it can happen. And that is why America is so great.

uh...my dad owns a general contracting business I will ask him...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on April 10, 2008, 04:43:36 PM
So, there's a restaraunt chain around here that's a Bennigan's/TGIF/Denny's type place. I got a postcard from them today in the mail, with a $6.99 dinner offer. The offerings? Chicken Fried Steak, Potroast, meatloaf and... chicken fried chicken. I'm not sure if they're taking a chicken breast and preparing it like chicken fried steak, which is strange enough by itself,  or if it's fried chicken and their ad people are just idiots.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 14, 2008, 05:27:53 PM
ok so I'm editing files together in audacity and when i come to export them as mp3s it asks me to locate a particualr file which I don't know where to find, then it tells me the mp3 editing files library is missing.

Does this sound like a familiar problem to anyone?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on April 14, 2008, 05:32:48 PM
Yes, it will be wanting the lame mp3 encoding library.

google lame, first link.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 14, 2008, 05:35:22 PM
ok cool :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on April 14, 2008, 06:16:02 PM
I guess I should have mentioned that... :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 15, 2008, 05:29:56 AM
I have it sitting in my installation folder waiting for tonight. But what does it need it for?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on April 16, 2008, 06:46:30 PM

Really, everything should taste like bacon?

http://www.baconsalt.com/



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on April 18, 2008, 09:57:36 AM
From my "Page a Day" calendar, some sort of "pictures of celestial crap" thing:

The main picture is of Spiral Galaxy NGC 7742. Below, the caption reads, in part,
"This might resemble the fried egg you had for breakfast, but it's actually much larger."

sigh...

DURR I'VE SEEN BOUT A HUNRED PICKSHERS OF GALCSIES FROM DIS KALINDER, BUT WHUT IS THIS? I MUST CONCLOOD THAT THIS PURPUL AN YELLO THING THAT LUKES LIKE THE IYEE OF GOD IS IN REELITY AN EGG!

I think the caption guy has stopped trying. Also, I like how he describes a galaxy, which is larger than any human can truly comprehend, as "much bigger" than an egg.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 18, 2008, 10:00:20 AM
Don't worry, next month the captions will say things like "Stars!" or "Twinkly Things" or "you know what this is by now, Christ do I have to do all the work for you people!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 18, 2008, 10:43:03 AM
Whoa!  (http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=CJro9JW7wYneRRDYBRhPMginRjlr9FveLQ)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 18, 2008, 12:17:06 PM
Can someone out there who has Comcast Digital Cable answer a question for me?   I get the cable with my rent and this is the first time I've had digital.  My landlord is living in another state...and I don't want to talk to them anymore than I have to.

Woke up this morning and turned on the cable.  The menu works & when I change the channel what should be on is displayed.  However I get no picture or sound.

Is this an outage?  Is it that the service is cut off or they're late on the bill?  Because the fact that I'm getting the menus and the programing info doesn't make sense in either scenario, does it?

Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 18, 2008, 06:46:53 PM
Ok so I'm looking to replace my shite digital camera with a better one. I saw this one (http://www.casio.com/products/Cameras/Exilim_Zoom/EX-Z100BE/) it looks spectacualr, anyone ever used one?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 18, 2008, 07:18:21 PM
Sorry...I don't have cable so I can't help either of you...

But on a completely random note (this is the thread for it!) after watching dick van dyke show re-runs, I have discovered I have fallen for Mary Tyler Moore, so I am doing like every youtuber these days, and making a music video...I just can't decide on any music selections. Any suggestions?

I definitely don't want this video to take itself to seriously...so I'm thinking either a joke love song...or something so cheesy, you will know its supposed to be cheesy. Hmm, this could be a potential road block.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on April 18, 2008, 07:32:01 PM
You could make it bizzarely innapropriet, like "Jane Fonda."
Or maybe "All Out of Love."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on April 19, 2008, 04:46:28 PM
Well today was the Highland Games here in Vegas. It was awesome, even though it was way windy. It wasn't as big as last year which sucked, but it was still cool. We got to hear all of the bagpipe bands, and celtic rock. I couldn't decide whether I wanted a highlander shirt and kilt or not, but it would have cost me a lot so I didn't get it.

Highlight of it all: I had an ostrich burger, and a wild-boar bratwurst. Me and my family all passed it around since both of them were gigantic. But just so you all know, Ostrich is kind of a bitter meat, but it had a really smoky taste. And Wild-boar is awesome. It is like pork that you buy from a store times ten. It was really juicy, and and the taste was incredible.

So if you ever get the chance to have wild boar, I heartily recommend it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 19, 2008, 06:58:05 PM
Wild boar is fantastic, nicely aged venison is too.

Honestly the best meat out there is game.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on April 20, 2008, 12:31:04 PM
Ok so I'm looking to replace my shite digital camera with a better one. I saw this one (http://www.casio.com/products/Cameras/Exilim_Zoom/EX-Z100BE/) it looks spectacualr, anyone ever used one?
Must be a new product, it's a lot cheaper here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830124048&Tpk=EX-Z100BE) on newegg but no reviews as of yet.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 20, 2008, 02:15:13 PM
Ok so I'm looking to replace my shite digital camera with a better one. I saw this one (http://www.casio.com/products/Cameras/Exilim_Zoom/EX-Z100BE/) it looks spectacualr, anyone ever used one?
Must be a new product, it's a lot cheaper here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830124048&Tpk=EX-Z100BE) on newegg but no reviews as of yet.

Oh yeah and even cheaper on Amazon but trusting the good people of the Rifftrax forum I wondered what they thought if anyone had happened to use it. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on April 21, 2008, 12:50:21 PM
Can someone out there who has Comcast Digital Cable answer a question for me?   I get the cable with my rent and this is the first time I've had digital.  My landlord is living in another state...and I don't want to talk to them anymore than I have to.

Woke up this morning and turned on the cable.  The menu works & when I change the channel what should be on is displayed.  However I get no picture or sound.

Is this an outage?  Is it that the service is cut off or they're late on the bill?  Because the fact that I'm getting the menus and the programing info doesn't make sense in either scenario, does it?

Thanks in advance.



That sounds like an outage. If the service were cut off for non-payment, it would prompt you to call to add every channel you go to.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on April 21, 2008, 03:03:02 PM
BACON NEWS FLASH:

101 TOKYO ART FAIR Presents BACON AWARD

http://www.101tokyo.com/en/schedule


On that note - yes, Yoohoo, I hear ya :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 21, 2008, 03:05:21 PM
That sounds like an outage. If the service were cut off for non-payment, it would prompt you to call to add every channel you go to.

Thanks.  Called the 800 and was able to give them the names of everyone in the house but - because I didn't have the account number - wouldn't even tell me if it was an outage.  Like that's a secret or something.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 22, 2008, 02:30:09 PM
(sorry about two in a row)

There's a Batman Lego (http://us.i1.yimg.com/videogames.yahoo.com/events/lego-batman/brick-by-brick/1205155) game coming out....

So why in the demo movie is it all Catwoman and Riddler kicking ass...and no Batman and Robin?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on April 28, 2008, 07:15:21 AM
So I'm reading the latest issue of Smithsonian and I wish I'd put Hyenas on my top 25 animals list, they are so utterly hardcore. Here's a bit from it:

Quote
One dawn we spot a hyena named Cashew. She is 4, old enough to collar, so Cokayne prepares a tranquilizer dart, aims for the haunch and fires. Cashew leaps sideways, bites the dart, spits it out, sniffs it, flinches, sniffs again. Then, seemingly unfazed, she resumes her steady pace and disappears into the tall grass.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: studiotriton on April 30, 2008, 11:53:12 AM
Why are needles sterilized for lethal injections?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 30, 2008, 11:54:07 AM
Because everything else tastes like chicken.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on April 30, 2008, 07:24:02 PM
While driving down a ride next to a steep hill, I saw a sign that said "Falling Rock". Not unusual except that usually it says "Falling Rocks", and read a certain way, Falling Rock implies that it's the same rock every time, which in turn implies one of at least two things:

a. That there's a small boulder up on the top of the hill, hiding behind the undergrowth like the Predator waiting to leap off and crush someone.

b. That a road crew comes along and puts the fallen rock back up where it came from, and it keeps falling down and mangling people only to be put back again....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on April 30, 2008, 08:28:04 PM
c. One of those Portal style portal things opened up at the bottom and top of the hill, and the rock now falls eternally.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jetjaguar15 on May 01, 2008, 05:22:16 AM
Mob Wars on facebook is very addictive
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 01, 2008, 07:05:50 AM
This is how I've kept track of the time zone differences in my head for the past 20 years:

In one of the Beverly Hills Cop movies (I think it's 2), Eddie Murphy calls his boss in Detroit from Beverly Hills.  In California, it's not that late at night, but in Detroit, it's two hours later, and they wake him up in bed, and he's pissed about it.

Every time I try to think "Is California two hours ahead, or two hours behind?" that scenario pops in my head instantly, subconsciously.  It's permanently hard-wired in my brain.

But you know what?  It works.  I always know that I'm two hours ahead of California.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Raven on May 01, 2008, 02:51:27 PM
I use the NFL start times.  San Francisco home games are always the afternoon games here but they start only an hour off from our concept of when the early game should start.  Noon central for the early game,  1pm west coast time for the later game.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on May 01, 2008, 04:18:02 PM

After being away for a few days, coming home to a fried DVR box is saddening. Boo!

Howbeit, taking 2 of 3 on my last trip to Wrigley this season, for the 2nd time nonetheless already, is pretty rad and made me numb from the above said event (my Man vs. Wild marathon from Sunday is now gone!). I'm really beginning to detest Wrigley. In the words of Ozzie Guillen, Fuck the Cubs!

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 02, 2008, 06:04:06 AM
(http://image.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Politics/Pix/pictures/2008/04/30/bj6.jpg)

Tally Ho, looks like I've won pip-pip
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 06, 2008, 02:05:09 PM
So, I'm looking through the "Jump the Shark" website...and the screen name of the last person to post a comment about "Blake's 7" (http://www.jumptheshark.com/topic/Blakes-7/Blakes-7-General-Comments/229) is "Actually, Mike Nelson is incredibly lame."....

I knew that the prevailing attitude over there is that once the show moved to Sci-Fi and Trace left, the show hit the skids but...   :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ImOscardotcom on May 10, 2008, 09:19:39 PM
Hey, just a warning to everyone...

Do NOT go in the chatroom right now.

I'm not going to speak of it (hell, I dont want to even think of it), but please stay out of there for a little while.

Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on May 10, 2008, 09:27:48 PM

I think Stacey's "Elisabeth Shue" moniker was fun. I can never have enough references to the The Karate Kid.

Fear does not exist in the dojo!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 11, 2008, 03:58:20 AM
A man confronts you; he is the enemy.  An enemy deserves no mercy...what is the problem, Mr Lawrence??
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 11, 2008, 06:54:18 AM
There's something amiss with Pearls Before Swine. Normally it delivers a nice dose of snark and general jadedness but today Pastis turned in something that might conceivable turn up in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book:

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/pearls2008051209581.jpg)

Everything alright at home kid?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 11, 2008, 10:55:51 AM
Okay...so I guess the big secret is that no Universal Remote on the market is worth crap?  That the most you'll ever get out of one is that it will turn everything you own on and off but nothing else....and change the settings on things you don't want it to effect (like the temperature on your air conditioner).   >:(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on May 11, 2008, 01:32:10 PM
I think I suffer from some sort of affliction where I don't notice single girls anywhere.  Anytime I strike up a conversation with a woman and think that she'd be worth asking out she either mentions her boyfriend, or the boyfriend magically shows up.  This has never landed me in any kind of trouble to date, just a couple awkward silences here and there, but it getting quite annoying.

Strangely enough, the last time this happened was last night, standing outside a movie theater before a showing of Speed Racer, while I was explaining Rifftrax to the girl.  On the upside, she seemed thrilled that it existed and for all I know she's downloading her first track and registering on the forum right now...so hi there!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on May 11, 2008, 01:36:05 PM
Okay...so I guess the big secret is that no Universal Remote on the market is worth crap?  That the most you'll ever get out of one is that it will turn everything you own on and off but nothing else....and change the settings on things you don't want it to effect (like the temperature on your air conditioner).   >:(

  I feel your pain. I've honestly found that going through all the effort of calling the customer service department of the manufacturer of the item needing a new remote and going through the hassle of either ordering and paying for a new one or trolling Ebay to find one for a unit they don't make anymore (and a sale for only the remote and nothing else) is actually easier than attempting to program a universal and get it to work right.  :P

  Also, I'm frustrated that every device you buy anymore that requires a remote has everything ON THE REMOTE and nary a button at all on the actual device. I think this is done on purpose. Companies want you to be as reliant on the remote as possible so you can pay them more money later on down the road if it breaks or you lose it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on May 11, 2008, 01:50:15 PM
well in a few years everthing will be wirelessly contected to your brain via a surgicly implanted microchip that allows you to turn off various devices as well as open and close your garage door with a single thought.  Yess, the borg will have succeeded in assimilating the human race.  You will all be slaves to technology.  Then the uprising will begin.  You will not know how it starts but you will know soon enough.  The machines will take over and the robots will be forcing you to dispose of dead bodies and maintain the machines that build more machines.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on May 11, 2008, 03:33:06 PM
Ducks understand the concept of looking both ways before crossing the street....at least the ducks here in Metairie do.


There will never be a good film version of The Sun Also Rises
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 12, 2008, 09:24:14 AM
Okay...so I guess the big secret is that no Universal Remote on the market is worth crap?  That the most you'll ever get out of one is that it will turn everything you own on and off but nothing else....and change the settings on things you don't want it to effect (like the temperature on your air conditioner).   >:(

  I feel your pain. I've honestly found that going through all the effort of calling the customer service department of the manufacturer of the item needing a new remote and going through the hassle of either ordering and paying for a new one or trolling Ebay to find one for a unit they don't make anymore (and a sale for only the remote and nothing else) is actually easier than attempting to program a universal and get it to work right.  :P
I don't know why I didn't think of eBay.  Found one for $20 ($10 for the remote and $10 for the shipping) for this combo JVC VCR/DVD I "inherited" as opposed to $40 for a new one from the company (and who knows how much shipping - when they don't tell you that before they get your personal info and your CC#, you know it's going to be A LOT.  And it supposedly will work a TV.

Too bad I already wasted the $8 on a GE model that won't even make a good paperweight.   >:(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 12, 2008, 11:27:18 AM
Hey, just a warning to everyone...

Do NOT go in the chatroom right now.

I'm not going to speak of it (hell, I dont want to even think of it), but please stay out of there for a little while.

Thank you for your time.
Holy crap!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 12, 2008, 11:28:08 AM
Yep it was pretty unpleasant.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on May 12, 2008, 11:40:10 AM
Hey, just a warning to everyone...

Do NOT go in the chatroom right now.

I'm not going to speak of it (hell, I dont want to even think of it), but please stay out of there for a little while.

Thank you for your time.
Holy crap!

What?!  What!  I must know!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on May 12, 2008, 11:58:54 AM
yeah, what the hell happened?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 12, 2008, 12:03:21 PM
I don't know, but I got it all on tape!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on May 12, 2008, 01:12:00 PM
I don't know why I didn't think of eBay.  Found one for $20 ($10 for the remote and $10 for the shipping) for this combo JVC VCR/DVD I "inherited" as opposed to $40 for a new one from the company (and who knows how much shipping - when they don't tell you that before they get your personal info and your CC#, you know it's going to be A LOT.  And it supposedly will work a TV.

Too bad I already wasted the $8 on a GE model that won't even make a good paperweight.   >:(

  Here ya go: http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20070219/how-can-i-reuse-or-recycle-old-remote-controls (http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20070219/how-can-i-reuse-or-recycle-old-remote-controls). It can make a good paperweight if you load something heavy into the battery compartment.

   
I don't know, but I got it all on tape!


   So post it already!  ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on May 12, 2008, 02:06:08 PM
For most things, today's universal remotes work pretty well (not to mention they're WAY cheaper than they used to be). But it has been my experience that the VHS/DVD "combo" machines are a bit of a weak spot for them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ImOscardotcom on May 12, 2008, 03:00:05 PM
I don't know, but I got it all on tape!


   So post it already!  ;D

Yeah! I only got from when I came in!

Or maybe not. It really reflects badly on some people-or it would if those people hadn't changed their names every two seconds untill it was impossible to tell who was who....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 12, 2008, 03:00:32 PM
For most things, today's universal remotes work pretty well (not to mention they're WAY cheaper than they used to be). But it has been my experience that the VHS/DVD "combo" machines are a bit of a weak spot for them.
I could live with it if it didn't work on the combo machine for the fact that it is a combo....

But I tried it with my Phillips TV and - other than turning it on and off - not one code worked.  And when I tried the "code search" it started effecting my vcr and then the digital temperature on the a/c....but nothing on the TV!  >:(   And I really need a remote for that because the front buttons won't work .

Used to control the volume with the cable box...but that's not an option now.   :-[
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Courtney on May 12, 2008, 03:06:01 PM
Hey, just a warning to everyone...

Do NOT go in the chatroom right now.

I'm not going to speak of it (hell, I dont want to even think of it), but please stay out of there for a little while.

Thank you for your time.
Holy crap!

What?!  What!  I must know!

Yeah!  Wha happa?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 12, 2008, 03:14:00 PM
I don't know, but I got it all on tape!


   So post it already!  ;D

If the check doesn't clear soon, I'll post it. I'm giving ******** a chance to buy it back.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on May 12, 2008, 05:44:46 PM
...Every time I go to DVDtalk.com, there's a clip of someone getting her hair cut...

It's some promo for a horror film, but at this point I'm more creeped out by the hair cutting that I could possibly be by the movie itself.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on May 13, 2008, 04:57:22 AM
Hey, just a warning to everyone...

Do NOT go in the chatroom right now.

I'm not going to speak of it (hell, I dont want to even think of it), but please stay out of there for a little while.

Thank you for your time.
Holy crap!

What?!  What!  I must know!

I think it was Jinto who coined Saturday's chat as the following:

The night the chat room was drunk and stoned.

It was pretty crazy, and all I can recall from it, whenever I wasn't working on a paper, is:

- a Faygo Soda commercial
- Elisabeth Shue's snuggle pups
- Tripe was the TheRealIssac (I could be wrong as I was w/ Swipe at one point.)
- a mentioning of Underoos
- ImOscardotcom was having a breakdown ;)
- RaYzor's caps lock was stuck
- and I discovered this video:

[yt=425,350]<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/l3ywu4VZXdo&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/l3ywu4VZXdo&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>[/yt]

No way?!?! WAY!!!

Edmund Honda, you make me laugh!

Anyway, it was just another Saturday night. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 05:00:11 AM
- Tripe was the TheRealIssac (I could be wrong as I was w/ Swipe at one point.)
You are wrong. I had no part of that.

For the majority of the evening I was actually out getting Lebanese food for one thing.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on May 13, 2008, 05:10:25 AM

That's right. I remember that too now, the mentioning of Lebanese food which led to my interjection of Indian. Now, it's all coming back to me. Wow, I'm stumped on who was TheRealIssac. Whomever it was, your grammar was pretty dead on.

I was boring and stayed with my user-name moniker.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 05:15:19 AM
Yeah I think I might do that for a while, that game went to some unplesent places that evening.

I left when it was just beginning and came back when it was in full swing. It was just uncomfortable. :(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2008, 05:26:47 AM
The fact I have a lot of female friends who are very hands on and will talk about (amongst other things) sex, their bodies and love... in a (mostly) non-sexual way has made almost totally unable to notice when I'm getting "signals".
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 05:30:53 AM
Maybe you're always getting signals, you may be giving of some sort of highly potent pheromones ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2008, 05:35:46 AM
...are you coming onto me?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 05:38:00 AM
Well I can't smell you through the computer so I think I'm immune to your apparent charms. :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2008, 05:42:37 AM
I enjoy your suggestion much more than the alternative, that I'm hardly ever given signals in the first place but like to flatter myself by imagining the cute girl I chatted with the night before but didn't pick up or get a phone number from was into me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 05:45:04 AM
Yes hold on to the idea that your some sort of natural born chick magnet because you know if you believe it enough it might actually sort of come true. Confidence is a preference after all :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2008, 05:46:57 AM
I don't think every girl I speak to is interested, I'm not delusional.  I just often have trouble noticing if they are until it's pointed out by someone else, they make a move or I remember the conversation afterwards.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 06:07:07 AM
Ah I was like that too, I could tell if people were interested in other people (you know see the chemistry or whatever) but completely oblivious to it when directed at me.

The stories I could tell.

Ann actually had to call the charity that was running the summercamp i worked on to pass on her number because i didn't pick up she was interested in me when we met. ::)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2008, 06:23:15 AM
the summercamp i worked on

At first glance I thought you'd written super camp and was VERY interested in hearing about it, it was disappointing when I realized my mistake.   

...mostly because I assume actual Summer camps would have less topless girls running from randomly collapsing shower blocks than 80's movies have lead me to believe.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 13, 2008, 06:30:36 AM
Particularly when the boys and girls camps are separate by around three miles. Nice scenery though (http://www.svdpdet.org/camp_Photos2005.cfm). There used to be more focused simply on the lake and the grounds but the pics featuring the campers give you an idea of what it's like I suppose.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 13, 2008, 11:18:24 AM
Was thinking about this last night...about TV shows that have gone to the big screen (damn these ads for Sex And The City)

Not the "revival" type movies - The Brady Bunch, A Very Brady Sequel or the two Addams Family films that happened years later with completely different casts, etc.  There were shows that made films right after they were canceled - "The Munsters" or "McHale's Navy" come to mind.  They had modest success.   The cartoons that become movies (Rugrats for example) rely on the parents wanting the kids out of the house for a few hours.

But I started thinking about this new thing - the shows that willingly stopped production of episodes to make a feature film.  Some with the intent to go back to making more episodes afterward.

And I can only think of three shows that have been completely successful doing that - "Monty Python's Flying Circus", "South Park" and "Batman" with Adam West.

ST:TNG - Never intended to come back to TV.  Made one decent movie, two crappy ones and one piece of shit.  Also made one of the biggest if not THE biggest mistake of the franchise (the emotion chip) for which they spent the next three films apologizing.

The X Files - Promised answers.  Gave us corn fields and bees.  Damaged fan base.

The Simpsons - Didn't do badly but hardly a blockbuster.  I remember reading all over the net "We waited all these years for this?"

MST3K - Produced an illustration of what happens to good ideas once Hollywood gets their hands on them.  Although the release schedule never did give it a fair chance to succeed.

Firefly - Failed show.  Movie whimpered and died.  Might as well done it as Direct-To-DVD.  Whole thing is a state of mind.

I think when you tell the average viewer "You know that thing you've been watching for free?  We're going to make you get up, go out and spend money to see it - and you can't even record it and watch it later" the average viewer says "Fine.  But you sure as Hell better make it worth my while".

Anyone else remember any other situations where this has worked?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Bairman on May 13, 2008, 11:34:48 AM
Anyone else remember any other situations where this has worked?

Police Squad.  Only six episodes... but it spawned the Naked Gun movies.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 13, 2008, 11:40:49 AM
Anyone else remember any other situations where this has worked?

Police Squad.  Only six episodes... but it spawned the Naked Gun movies.
True.  Forgot about that one.  Guess it's because the show was pulled off the air so fast.

Have you listened to the commentary track from the first film?  How David Zucker was sure that doing the films was a bad idea?  But then, he also tried to talk Jerry Zucker out of doing Ghost ("Yeah, it's okay but in the end you've still got a dead guy...").
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on May 13, 2008, 10:33:57 PM
When it comes to universal remotes, you could always exercise the "nuclear option":

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Advanced-Universal-Remote/dp/B000II6YEA/ref=pe_23380_9203820_as_txt_1/ (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Advanced-Universal-Remote/dp/B000II6YEA/ref=pe_23380_9203820_as_txt_1/)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 14, 2008, 08:56:57 AM
When it comes to universal remotes, you could always exercise the "nuclear option":

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Advanced-Universal-Remote/dp/B000II6YEA/ref=pe_23380_9203820_as_txt_1/ (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Advanced-Universal-Remote/dp/B000II6YEA/ref=pe_23380_9203820_as_txt_1/)
And for that much I could buy a whole new video set up - each with their own remotes.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 18, 2008, 04:54:11 PM
I'm seeing a lot of Lil Wayne of late.

I have a bunch of subscriptions to various magazines and Lil Wayne has turned up in almost all of them, either on the cover or a sizable article inside. About the only one I've not seen him in thus far is Wine Spectator, though I suspect that next month he'll be there telling us whether Cough Syrup mixes best with Syrah or Merlot (I'm going to guess the former as the tendency for sweetness in Merlot might be too cloying).

Oh and Firefox Spell Check needs to learn a few basic varietal names (http://forum.rifftrax.com/Smileys/default/rolleyes.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 19, 2008, 02:29:06 AM
I find this site HILARIOUS http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/

The MORAL CONTENT sections of the reviews ALWAYS crack me up.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 20, 2008, 02:49:59 PM
I was hoping it'd be the one that had "suicide disguised as heroism" as one of the warnings for Armageddon.

Wish I could find that site again, it was an utter hoot.

So Ann and I were thinking of visiting Chicago in late June and staying at the Drake, anyone done that? What's it like? One of the things they say on the amenities list for every room is "Nintendo game system" Now I suspect they mean "Wii" but for all I know it might mean they got a consignment of NESs from a friend of the concierge's brother-in-law
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on May 20, 2008, 02:55:59 PM
I was hoping it'd be the one that had "suicide disguised as heroism" as one of the warnings for Armageddon.

Wish I could find that site again, it was an utter hoot.

It's good old CAP Alert:

http://www.capalert.com/capreports/armaged98.htm (http://www.capalert.com/capreports/armaged98.htm)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 20, 2008, 02:58:48 PM
"...and multiple instances of strip tease to nearly nude with private body parts buldging through the course weave of the scant outifts....."

Wow....paying close attention, weren't they?  Think they doth protest too much.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 20, 2008, 03:00:02 PM
Ah yes that's right! Oh god the list is priceless:

Quote
# fifteen additional uses of God's name in vain but without the four-letter expletive
# forty examples of the three-four letter word vocabulary
# a woman in the bed of a staff man for sexual purposes (covered) and a prone dressed woman atop a prone dressed man
# four attempts to murder with a firearm
# at least seven instances of the use of firearms to threaten or control another human, and a verbal threat
# sexual references to male anatomy and sexual innuendo
# posterior nudity
# talk of satisfaction from sex out of wedlock
# inappropriate touching
# barroom fight
# the aftermath of death (bodies and blood)
# violent injury and argument, violent aggression
# one case of suicide (hidden under heroism)

Oh Noes satisfaction from sex! Because you know the marriage thing is just a smokescreen.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on May 20, 2008, 06:48:13 PM
those fuckin prudes need to pull the stick out of their collective asses.  This holier than thou bullshit pisses me off.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 20, 2008, 07:19:51 PM
# forty examples of the three-four letter word vocabulary

Hand?
Barn?
Land?
Milk?
Fate?

Quote
# a woman in the bed of a staff man for sexual purposes (covered) and a prone dressed woman atop a prone dressed man

A staff man?  Like a stockboy or something?

Quote
# at least seven instances of the use of firearms to threaten or control another human
 

...as opposed to use of a firearm as a golfclub?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on May 20, 2008, 07:21:40 PM
Quote
# at least seven instances of the use of firearms to threaten or control another human
 

...as opposed to use of a firearm as a golfclub?

You've never tried that?  Man, there's nothing quite as satisfying as sinking a putt with a well aimed Winchester riffle.  You don't even have to be on the green if you have a steady enough hand and a good eye.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on May 20, 2008, 07:26:49 PM
Quote
# at least seven instances of the use of firearms to threaten or control another human
 

...as opposed to use of a firearm as a golfclub?

You've never tried that?  Man, there's nothing quite as satisfying as sinking a putt with a well aimed Winchester riffle.  You don't even have to be on the green if you have a steady enough hand and a good eye.

  Yeah, we do that all the time in Texas, guys. You'd be amazed how many things you can use guns for.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on May 20, 2008, 07:35:22 PM
Watch the Simpson's episode "Cartridge Family" for more suggestions.  I like Homer Simpson's use of a gun as a tv remote control
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on May 21, 2008, 12:22:20 PM
That CAP list on Armageddon was bugging me all night at work, and I couldn't put my finger on why until I was on my way home.

Quote
# one case of suicide (hidden under heroism)

Yeah...because the last thing a Christian group should ever want to advocate is sacrifice for the good of mankind!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 21, 2008, 12:24:36 PM
Yep that's what i thought way back when I read it.

The Passion of the Christ

*Suicide (disguised as redemption)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 21, 2008, 12:43:21 PM
Wonder if that group has a review of the mini-series of "Masada" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081900/)?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 22, 2008, 07:14:15 AM
Quote
one case of suicide (hidden under heroism)

Yeah...because the last thing a Christian group should ever want to advocate is sacrifice for the good of mankind!

That is absolutely hilarious, nice observation.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on May 22, 2008, 03:49:05 PM
What is going on with the EXPLOSION IN CALIFORNIA thread?    I don't understand  :(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 22, 2008, 03:53:12 PM
What is going on with the EXPLOSION IN CALIFORNIA thread?    I don't understand  :(

Neither do I, honestly.  It just looked like fun.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on May 22, 2008, 03:53:40 PM
What is going on with the EXPLOSION IN CALIFORNIA thread?    I don't understand  :(

Forum Role-play.  I'm amazed it hasn't degenerated into thinly veiled sex-talk already.   :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on May 22, 2008, 03:55:35 PM
I've actually learned a lot about myself from this forum RPG...not really. I just know that I like being the hero in fake stuff...even if I never save anybody
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 22, 2008, 03:56:16 PM
What is going on with the EXPLOSION IN CALIFORNIA thread?    I don't understand  :(

Er what?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on May 22, 2008, 03:56:49 PM
What is going on with the EXPLOSION IN CALIFORNIA thread?    I don't understand  :(

Neither do I, honestly.  It just looked like fun.

I know!  I wanted to join in but I was worried that it would be obvious that I had no idea what was going on.  

Like when I step in front of people taking pictures of their family.  Surely there are many pictures of me in various homes' looking like a doofus.


Forum Role-play.  I'm amazed it hasn't degenerated into thinly veiled sex-talk already.   :)

Haha  Because that's what it takes here at Rifftrax; an exploding Piggly Wiggly and Swayze references haha  :D

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on May 22, 2008, 03:57:58 PM
I've actually learned a lot about myself from this forum RPG...not really. I just know that I like being the hero in fake stuff...even if I never save anybody

You know what's funny?  I don't like playing the hero in the fake stuff, but I'm probably one of the few people in that thread who hasn't submitted to the unnamed menace yet.

And I feel like such a dork typing that out just now.

Edit: Page 75!  WHOOOOOO!!!

What is going on with the EXPLOSION IN CALIFORNIA thread?    I don't understand  :(

Neither do I, honestly.  It just looked like fun.

I know!  I wanted to join in but I was worried that it would be obvious that I had no idea what was going on.  

Ehh, jump in, anyway.  I had no idea what I was doing, either, and nobody's yelled at me yet.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 22, 2008, 04:01:41 PM
Ah it's Greg and his shenanigans :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 23, 2008, 07:42:01 AM
So, the "joke" of The Film Crew is that they're adding commentary to DVDs.....and they always watch the movie on VHS..... ???
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 24, 2008, 09:33:16 AM
Was drinking Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey playing an online multiplayer shooter on my PC then my memory gets fuzzy and next thing I know I'm waking up underneath my desk.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on May 24, 2008, 09:40:23 AM
those fuckin prudes need to pull the stick out of their collective asses.  This holier than thou bullshit pisses me off.

How can you be pissed off by it? The site is pure comedy. Check out the guy's review of the South Park movie.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 24, 2008, 09:42:52 AM
I find it as scary as I do funny to be honest.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on May 24, 2008, 10:04:18 AM
Eh. Maybe in a "portrait of a disturbed mind" kind of way. What I find hilarious is that this guy feels the need to obfuscate his opinions of movies with all this "CAP Alert scale" jazz.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on May 24, 2008, 10:13:54 AM
It's sort of the other side of the "anyone who liked (insert horror movie here) is a psychopath" suggestion people throw around, to me people who are SO effected or afraid or things in art/entertainment/pretend are MUCH more frightening than someone who can separate that from reality.

Read the last few paragraph's of the PROM NIGHT 'review' for example, the bile targeted at characters who have sex or wear skimpy outfits is just staggering.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on May 24, 2008, 10:48:44 AM
So, I found out about this Transformers character called Grimlock, who can turn from a robot into a robot dinosaur. He and the other Dino-bots were apparently just smart enough to communicate.
At one point, however, Grimlock got something that turned him into a super genius, and temporary leader of the Autobots if I'm correct.
Then, later, for some reason, he used the thing that made him smart to help... someone, I dunno, and lost it, going back to his old, dumb self.

That may be a cute enough plot for a kid, but I couldn't help but see this when I read about that:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2242/2518324941_9ef07bdb9f.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on May 26, 2008, 01:12:16 AM
Aw, don't worry about Grimlock, Junkyard. He's always been smart according to Simon Furman.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on May 26, 2008, 01:31:47 AM
The episode was called "Grimlock's New Brain." He used his intelligence to make the Technobots (Who in turn merge to form Computron). Enjoy this nice summary from the IMDB:

Quote
While fighting the Decepticons, Grimlock bites some controls. The feedback boosts Grimlock's intelligence. When many of the Autobots are captured. Grimlock builds the Technobots, and makes a sacrifice so that his new creations will be better suited to fight the Terrorcons.

And this from the quotes page for that episode:

Quote
Computron: I am Computron. My computation capacity is nearly infinite, but I lack the intelligence to feed my capacity.
Grimlock: Kneel Computron.
[Computron kneels before Grimlock]
Grimlock: You will now receive my intelligence.
Computron: But Grimlock -
Grimlock: SUPERINTELLIGENCE IS THE ONLY WAY TO COUNTERACT AMBOMINUS'S BRUTE FORCE! It's the only way.
[after Grimlock has transferred his intelligence into Computron]
Grimlock: . Me Grimlock say you smart now. Me no can help you any more.

I don't know WHY people don't see it was the most brilliant show on TV. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on May 26, 2008, 04:06:25 AM
Huh. It sounds more dramatic than I would have expected from GI Transformers.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on May 26, 2008, 05:19:00 AM
Oh, and Tyrant's observation made me look up Simon Furman.
Marvel UK... sigh.
To all you English board members, I'm sorry, but just who the hell let the Brits make comics? I once got a box full of Marvel UK comics for a dollar, and soon realized I got fooled out of at least 6 dollars. (I should have been paid 5.)
Apparently in the Marvel UK TF series, Arcee was made by the Autobots in response to angry human femenists (In the comic!) demanding a female Autobot.
I just... don't know how to even react to that.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 26, 2008, 08:03:59 AM
Well much of the Marvel UK stuff was crappy.

But there are some good British Comics out there 2000 AD has produced some good stuff.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on May 26, 2008, 08:04:31 AM
Strontium Dog = Awesome.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 26, 2008, 08:07:42 AM
Nikolai Dante and Sláine too
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 30, 2008, 09:17:38 AM
Burping and sneezing at the same time if done correctly can be very unpleasant. and make you almost throw up.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 30, 2008, 09:19:41 AM
Aww you almost did the trifecta there, that would have earned you a free tee-shirt.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 30, 2008, 09:22:57 AM
Aww you almost did the trifecta there, that would have earned you a free tee-shirt.

Which would be good because after that he'd need a change of clothes....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 30, 2008, 10:42:01 AM
I watched a training video today.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 30, 2008, 10:42:35 AM
Concerning?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on May 30, 2008, 10:44:25 AM
Concerning?
'Going Postal!' :D :D :scared:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 30, 2008, 10:44:25 AM
Anonymous mail and the procedures for identifying it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on May 30, 2008, 10:45:10 AM
Anonymous mail and the procedures for identifying it.
Without 'Going Postal' ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on May 30, 2008, 10:46:29 AM
Anonymous mail and the procedures for identifying it.

You mean, like, mail that has no return address?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 30, 2008, 10:52:50 AM
Anonymous mail and the procedures for identifying it.

Ah so potentially concerning then.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 30, 2008, 11:01:23 AM
Anonymous mail and the procedures for identifying it.

You mean, like, mail that has no return address?

No, new policies now say that any mail handed to your mail carrier or left in your mailbox that is over 13 ounces and has regular postage stamps on it is considered anonymous mail.  However, if you buy the postage stamps to put on your mail piece from your mail carrier and give it to your carrier for mailing it isn't considered anonymous mail.  Pretty fucking stupid.  Just a way of getting all mailers to use the internet to print out postage with Click n' ship or use stamps.com.  Also a way of getting mail carriers to do work that they aren't being paid to do, so the USPS can make more money.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on May 30, 2008, 11:05:18 AM
Anonymous mail and the procedures for identifying it.

You mean, like, mail that has no return address?

a way of getting mail carriers to do work that they aren't being paid to do, so the USPS can make more money.
Pssh! Well that can be thwarted.. ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on May 30, 2008, 11:07:24 AM
Well the other day, I started recieving Spam addressed to my father. This is especially creepy since my father passed away over 2 years ago.

So there you have it, everyone. Even death can't save you from getting unsolicited stock tips and offers for perscription meds and imitation watches. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 30, 2008, 11:12:05 AM
Yep mailing lists go on for years regardless of whether the person is alive or not. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 30, 2008, 11:43:09 AM
I think I'm going to start playing jazz again. Back around the end of 2001 I was attending college during the day time, practicing with my rock &/or roll band every night and then working a graveyard shift as freight crew at an Albertson's. I'd have very little time to take naps or sometimes stay up for three days straight running off of coffee, hearing voices, seeing things out  the corner of my eye, and eventually passing out wherever I sat down or laid my head for a second. I'd started passing out in my chair during rehearsal for our University jazz band and have either the director or one of the saxophonists next to me wake me up. Playing in the jazz band was one of the only reason's I was still attending the university, then I show up one day to see a replacement in my seat. So I quit school and kept their tenor sax & baritone sax for about 8 months until I bought myself a new tenor on the road. I haven't played my tenor sax since my rock &/or roll band broke up in 2005. I've been missing playing a lot more lately and after watching Ken Burns documentary Jazz I think I'm gonna start playing again.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 30, 2008, 11:44:48 AM
What kind of Jazz?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on May 30, 2008, 11:48:23 AM
I think I'm going to start playing jazz again. Back around the end of 2001 I was attending college during the day time, practicing with my rock &/or roll band every night and then working a graveyard shift as freight crew at an Albertson's. I'd have very little time to take naps or sometimes stay up for three days straight running off of coffee, hearing voices, seeing things out  the corner of my eye, and eventually passing out wherever I sat down or laid my head for a second. I'd started passing out in my chair during rehearsal for our University jazz band and have either the director or one of the saxophonists next to me wake me up. Playing in the jazz band was one of the only reason's I was still attending the university, then I show up one day to see a replacement in my seat. So I quit school and kept their tenor sax & baritone sax for about 8 months until I bought myself a new tenor on the road. I haven't played my tenor sax since my rock &/or roll band broke up in 2005. I've been missing playing a lot more lately and after watching Ken Burns documentary Jazz I think I'm gonna start playing again.

Go for it...I miss playing the trumpet in my jazz band, good times
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 30, 2008, 11:51:32 AM
What kind of Jazz?
The good kind.  ;) I'll probably have to start practicing with the standards. I'll probably just pop in some Thelonious Monk albums and what-not and play along and see how much I've forgotten.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on May 30, 2008, 11:52:14 AM
Oh this I have to hear, in fact we all do.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 30, 2008, 04:31:59 PM
What kind of Jazz?
The good kind.  ;) I'll probably have to start practicing with the standards. I'll probably just pop in some Thelonious Monk albums and what-not and play along and see how much I've forgotten.
Well, it looks as if not playing for four years has completely sapped my brain of the skill of translating what my brain is thinking to play and transferring it out my saxophone. Damn it, I'm hoping after a few weeks/months of playing again my musician's amnesia will go away.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 02, 2008, 08:23:00 PM
Hmm...I don't know what to think about this.

When I was around 12 years old...this creepy guy that nobody really liked became friends with me. He was a weird guy and the way he acted was why nobody really liked him, but because I was nice to him, he thought of me as a friend. I wasn't going to burst his bubble since he isn't a bad guy.

Well one time we were camping as a boy scout group, it was a scout camp where you earn as many merit badges as you can for a week. This guy...would not leave me alone for a week, he literally followed me around for a week constantly talking to me, keeping me from finishing the merit badges I NEEDED to complete. Again, I wasn't about to burst this guys bubble...he was a nice guy, and I knew I was probably his only friend. And I enjoyed his company...but not 24/7.

But I still didn't say anything, I just had seen the hurt he has gotten from other people finally getting mad at him and telling him off...it wasn't in me, it took one of my other friends getting mad that he was taking up all my time to get him to stop following me 24/7.

Today...I found out he changed his name from Tyler to Jacob...my name is Jacob. Coincidence? I really really hope so. I had heard stories from a guy I know that his family actually had to move away from this tyler/jacob guy to get away from him, but then him and his mom moved next door to them. I always just thought it was a lie...cuz that guy is a jerk, but, I just hope, he liked the name Jacob. So yeah...I don't know what to think about this.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on June 02, 2008, 08:28:17 PM
Uh... Maybe you need to.. like.. move away.. FAST :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 03, 2008, 07:26:30 AM
Hmm...I don't know what to think about this.

When I was around 12 years old...this creepy guy that nobody really liked became friends with me. He was a weird guy and the way he acted was why nobody really liked him, but because I was nice to him, he thought of me as a friend. I wasn't going to burst his bubble since he isn't a bad guy.

Well one time we were camping as a boy scout group, it was a scout camp where you earn as many merit badges as you can for a week. This guy...would not leave me alone for a week, he literally followed me around for a week constantly talking to me, keeping me from finishing the merit badges I NEEDED to complete. Again, I wasn't about to burst this guys bubble...he was a nice guy, and I knew I was probably his only friend. And I enjoyed his company...but not 24/7.

But I still didn't say anything, I just had seen the hurt he has gotten from other people finally getting mad at him and telling him off...it wasn't in me, it took one of my other friends getting mad that he was taking up all my time to get him to stop following me 24/7.

Today...I found out he changed his name from Tyler to Jacob...my name is Jacob. Coincidence? I really really hope so. I had heard stories from a guy I know that his family actually had to move away from this tyler/jacob guy to get away from him, but then him and his mom moved next door to them. I always just thought it was a lie...cuz that guy is a jerk, but, I just hope, he liked the name Jacob. So yeah...I don't know what to think about this.

Sorta in the same vein kinda: a few years back I remembered that one time when I was around 9 years , I totally was lured into some guy's house with the old I know your sister wanna read some comic books inside my dimly lit house routine.  I'm about 99.99998% certain nothing untoward happened to my ass and/or mouth but my wife makes fun of me for it now. 

I still have those comics somewhere.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 03, 2008, 08:15:02 AM
Fortis, when you say "guy" do you mean somebody significantly older than you or are you just talking about a friendless kid?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 03, 2008, 09:27:40 AM
Why haven't we heard of any celebrities stalking paprazzi with cameras? If this isn't happening yet, it should.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 03, 2008, 09:31:57 AM
There was someone who used to do that, but the name escapes me.,

Some of the more creative ones should start publishing a Paps: They're Just Like Us newsletter.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 03, 2008, 10:00:18 AM
"Albert Winkmeir Steals Neibor's Newspaper"
(Blurry pic of photographer stealing paper.)

"Is Lizzy Rogers Pregnant?"
(Pic of a photographer on the beach, with a circle drawn over her stomach.)

"Greg Teller Out of Control!"
(Pic of a tabloid writer eating a burger messily.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 03, 2008, 12:13:59 PM
Fortis, when you say "guy" do you mean somebody significantly older than you or are you just talking about a friendless kid?

Friendless kid...friendless for a reason, this guy was crazy. But I don't know, I knew he thought his life sucked so I was nice to him...and now this. I'm really hoping its nothing, and that perhaps there is another Jacob he might be stalking...Jacob is a very common name so... :speechless:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 03, 2008, 12:15:38 PM
Oh no, I do think his current behaviour sounds creepy but if he'd been an older bloke it would have been all the more so.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 03, 2008, 12:22:14 PM
Oh no, I do think his current behaviour sounds creepy but if he'd been an older bloke it would have been all the more so.

If he was older...no, that would be creepy. One of the things that brings me comfort is I know I could take him in a fight.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 03, 2008, 12:27:57 PM
[yt=425,350]xeUgDJc6AWE[/yt]

This man is delightfully, whimsically insane.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 03, 2008, 04:01:05 PM
That video hurt my ears.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 05, 2008, 09:47:43 PM
(http://cache.opt.fimserve.com/contents/326/40/40326/300x250_ftrs_myspacegamer1.gif)

I love the look of intense concentration on her face, like she's trying to thread a needle from across a room.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on June 05, 2008, 11:08:02 PM
In his defense, I also think that The Wachowski Bros are better directors than Peter Jackson.  But the Uwe Boll comment is so absurd, I just had to showcase it.  Isaac is beautifully insane.

You can see a fuckin' car in the first Lord of the Rings movie. They didn't even bother to cover it up. Plus, Peter Jackson is somehow able to get great actors to star in his terrible movies and praise his "vision". Peter Jackson is egotistical and greedy. That doesn't sound like Uwe Boll to you?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 05, 2008, 11:42:17 PM
You can see a fuckin' car in the first Lord of the Rings movie. They didn't even bother to cover it up.

OH NO!  No other movie ever made has any kind of mistake like that in it!  DAMN YOU JACKSON!! DAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOUUUU!

 ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on June 05, 2008, 11:43:27 PM
You can see a fuckin' car in the first Lord of the Rings movie. They didn't even bother to cover it up.

OH NO!  No other movie ever made has any kind of mistake like that in it!  DAMN YOU JACKSON!! DAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOUUUU!

 ::)

Shut up, Scott.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 05, 2008, 11:43:56 PM
ZING!

Nice one Mr. Wilde.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on June 05, 2008, 11:46:44 PM
Shut up, Scott.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 05, 2008, 11:50:40 PM
More random thoughts, less retarded arguments.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 06, 2008, 12:10:37 AM
In his defense, I also think that The Wachowski Bros are better directors than Peter Jackson.  But the Uwe Boll comment is so absurd, I just had to showcase it.  Isaac is beautifully insane.

You can see a fuckin' car in the first Lord of the Rings movie. They didn't even bother to cover it up. Plus, Peter Jackson is somehow able to get great actors to star in his terrible movies and praise his "vision". Peter Jackson is egotistical and greedy. That doesn't sound like Uwe Boll to you?

Actually, they said that that was smoke coming from a chimney, not a car.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on June 06, 2008, 12:57:06 AM
More random thoughts, less retarded arguments.

I'm waiting for ScottH to come in and say "you're a retarded argument". :D

In his defense, I also think that The Wachowski Bros are better directors than Peter Jackson.  But the Uwe Boll comment is so absurd, I just had to showcase it.  Isaac is beautifully insane.

You can see a fuckin' car in the first Lord of the Rings movie. They didn't even bother to cover it up. Plus, Peter Jackson is somehow able to get great actors to star in his terrible movies and praise his "vision". Peter Jackson is egotistical and greedy. That doesn't sound like Uwe Boll to you?

Actually, they said that that was smoke coming from a chimney, not a car.

It was a car (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/goofs).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 06, 2008, 01:00:46 AM
In his defense, I also think that The Wachowski Bros are better directors than Peter Jackson.  But the Uwe Boll comment is so absurd, I just had to showcase it.  Isaac is beautifully insane.

You can see a fuckin' car in the first Lord of the Rings movie. They didn't even bother to cover it up. Plus, Peter Jackson is somehow able to get great actors to star in his terrible movies and praise his "vision". Peter Jackson is egotistical and greedy. That doesn't sound like Uwe Boll to you?

Actually, they said that that was smoke coming from a chimney, not a car.

It was a car (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/goofs).
[/quote]

So it was a car, every movie has tons of goofs, If this is all you can say against these movies then you are way too picky.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on June 06, 2008, 01:49:24 AM
Someone got a screenshot? I never saw it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 06, 2008, 03:54:10 AM
...anyway. 


Training for a marathon is perhaps less fun than you would imagine.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on June 06, 2008, 04:49:01 AM
Wow, because I can imagine it being pretty damn lacking in fun!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 06, 2008, 04:57:45 AM
you have yet to imagine the depths of it's un-funess.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 05:24:39 AM
How is your, er regularity, coming along, My sister in law did a half marathon and it did funny things to her guts.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 06, 2008, 05:42:41 AM
it's fine, thank you for your rather odd concern.  Would she have been dehydrated perhaps?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 05:47:16 AM
It's not a concern really just an observation of something that she experienced. No need to be so defensive :)

And no it was dehydration really, more the opposite in fact.

And this is the random thought thread afterall.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 06, 2008, 06:02:10 AM
wow, you are very uncomfortable aren't you?


Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 06:06:03 AM
Er no, not at all.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on June 06, 2008, 06:09:19 AM
He's not uncomfortable, he just has a reputation of top poster to maintain. You don't get to and stay at the top without commenting on virtually everything. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 06:19:38 AM
Well that and i like to gab, a lot :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: ScottotD on June 06, 2008, 08:37:09 AM
my post count is also now one higher, no matter how irrelevant or contradictory this might be.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on June 06, 2008, 08:41:09 AM
Well that and i like to gab, a lot :)
No Sh*t Sherlock ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 08:58:00 AM
Well that and i like to gab, a lot :)
No Sh*t Sherlock ::)
 ;D

Appropriate response considering the last few posts.

Well played  :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 06, 2008, 03:10:01 PM
Okay...I came up with an idea to get my name out there as a writer, and to improve my writing abilities. My idea is to write short stories based on ideas that come to me as I'm listening to music. So for example, I write a short story, based on the feelings and ideas I get from listening to...say Track 5 of the King Kong soundtrack. And then people can listen to that song while reading my story on a website I create. I'm planning on doing this two years after I get back from my mission as something to prepare me for publication.

So I'm going to be doing a beta version of it on blogger, the only problem is...I can't come up with a good name for the blog. I need something clever, and there are lots of clever people here. So it would be cool if you could throw me some ideas.

But yeah I thought it would be cool, if people could read cool short stories while listening to the music I listened to when I wrote it, and people can even submit songs they would like me to listen to (instrumentals, classical music, or movie soundtracks only though, I can't concentrate when there is lyrics). So that is my idea, is that something you guys would be interested in? Because I'm really excited about it, and I'm definitely going to try and do it a lot when I get back, and get the feel for it now before I leave.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on June 07, 2008, 03:07:58 PM
Well that and i like to gab, a lot :)
No Sh*t Sherlock ::)


I think you mean, "Bob's your uncle."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 10, 2008, 12:03:59 PM
So you know how in Soylent Green Heston has this bike rigged up to an electrical generator/storage device? How does one go about doing that? Is there a company that makes those?

I love riding my bike (hey I get to flirt with death all the damn time) but in the winter it's not much of an option. So i was thinking, perhaps I could still use the bike (or a bike) and make some emergency electricity or something.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on June 10, 2008, 12:09:02 PM
I love riding my bike (hey I get to flirt with death all the damn time) but in the winter it's not much of an option. So i was thinking, perhaps I could still use the bike (or a bike) and make some emergency electricity or something.
Good idea! Electricity to power a air horn, a siren, some blinking & flashing lights, etc.. So people will know you're 'in the area' and will be more alert :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 10, 2008, 12:11:05 PM
Well yes that would also be useful.  :o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on June 10, 2008, 12:18:13 PM
..And that siren should be one of those Nuclear disaster/Tornado warning sirens..

..Oh! And mount a very bright strobe light on the front handle bars as well 8)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 10, 2008, 12:19:10 PM
You'd be suprised how much human energy it takes to make a little bit of electrical energy, unfortunately. If you hooked it up to some low- energy stuff, it could work, though. Emergency radio, LED lights, etc.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 10, 2008, 12:22:07 PM
Oh yes I know the conversion rates are infinitesimal.

However it'd be useful to generate even a little.

Plus, it's all about stepping really.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 10, 2008, 07:24:32 PM
What is with all the cartoon ducks out there?
My guess is that the Devil has something to do with it. Observe my findings:


Envy- Daffy Duck. He got his own series, he's one of the most famous ducks in the multiverse, but he'll always be #2 after Bugs. He knows this, but he's not ready to accept it.
(http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/Images/CartoonsMoviesTV/DaffyDuck.jpg)

Wrath- Donald Duck. He gets so angry so often, you can barely understand him in his ramblings.
(http://www.mchenrycountyblog.com/uploaded_images/Donald%20Duck-726775.jpg)

Pride- Darkwing Duck- Sure, he fights crime and even adopted that kid, but he's a publicity whore.
(http://www.geocities.com/athens/delphi/2376/darkwingduck.jpg)

Greed- Scrooge McDuck. Do I need to explain?
(http://www.alaska.net/~animate/store/ducks/scrooge.jpg)

Lust - Duckman- "Private Dick" indeed.
(http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/languages/html/html-design/makepage/pics/duckman2.gif)

Gluttony- Annoying Republican whore, often seen scarfing down burgers, just to piss off the vegetarians.
(http://www.drinkatwork.com/mallardcoulter.jpg)

Sloth- Wade Duck- He's not a coward, he just pretends he is to get out of work. The bastard.
(http://www.fantasykat.com/ch/Images/w/wadeduck2.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on June 10, 2008, 07:47:58 PM
Your musings on Cartoon Ducks are impressive....we should talk over lunch
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 10, 2008, 07:56:18 PM
I spent all evening at work unable to get off the thought. It was either this or go insane rambling about ducks.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on June 10, 2008, 08:00:33 PM
Depending on where you work you should have done it anyway
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on June 10, 2008, 08:19:10 PM
There's also Howard the Duck!  Lame movie character, awesome comic character.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 10, 2008, 08:25:08 PM
Howard was #2 for lust.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on June 11, 2008, 05:08:03 AM
so wait, does that make Howard the Devil, or is there a bigger duck I'm not thinking of, like the mighty ducks, or the Quack Pack?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 11, 2008, 05:26:42 AM
No, it goes much deeper, right to the top.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/70/Rubberduck.jpg/200px-Rubberduck.jpg)

Rubber Duck IS the Anti-Christ.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on June 11, 2008, 05:29:29 AM
 :o, so rubber duck really is "The One"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 11, 2008, 05:36:24 AM
I believe he is the prophet of The Beast. Here's the true prime move (in the centre of the pic)r:

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/3/3c/200px-Bert_and_Ernie.JPG)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 11, 2008, 09:42:09 AM
:o, so rubber duck really is "The One"
Ahem.....

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Duckies/likeaduck.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 11, 2008, 11:38:53 AM
WE'RE NOT AFRAID OF YOU, PLASTIC SELF CLEANING DUCK! THE POWER OF YOUR DARK LORD CAN NOT STAND AGAINST THE LIGHT OF OUR FAITH!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 11, 2008, 12:08:49 PM
WE'RE NOT AFRAID OF YOU, PLASTIC SELF CLEANING DUCK! THE POWER OF YOUR DARK LORD CAN NOT STAND AGAINST THE LIGHT OF OUR FAITH!

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Ticklish.gif)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on June 11, 2008, 01:01:40 PM
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tickle monster!!!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Kodyack on June 11, 2008, 04:13:43 PM
Under every forest, there is a lawn.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on June 11, 2008, 07:58:51 PM
I have decided that I will no longer lick the yogurt that gets stuck to the lid...its gross.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on June 11, 2008, 08:03:06 PM
I have decided that I will no longer lick the yogurt that gets stuck to the lid...its gross.

It's only gross if it's the last thing you do.  If it's the first thing, it's okay.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 18, 2008, 07:00:05 PM
So has anyone ever done a over of Ma Cherie Amour that played up the really very creepy nature of the lyrics?

Quote
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

My Cherie Amour, lovely as a summer's day
My Cherie Amour, distant as the Milky Way
My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never notice me
My Cherie Amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore
That behind that little smile I wore
How I wish that you were mine

Maybe someday you'll see my face among the crowd
Maybe someday I'll share your little distant cloud
Oh, Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 19, 2008, 09:08:22 AM
So has anyone ever done a over of Ma Cherie Amour that played up the really very creepy nature of the lyrics?

No more creepy than The Vogues' "Turn Around Look At Me" (first part, anyway):

Quote
There is someone walking behind you,
turn around, look at me.
There is someone watching your footsteps,
turn around, look at me
There is someone who really needs you,
here's my heart in my hand.
Turn around, (turn around,) look at me,
(look at me,) understand,understand,
That there's someone who'll stand beside you.
Turn around, look at me.
And there's someone who'll love and guide you.
Turn around, look at me.
I've waited, but I'll wait forever for you to come to me.
Look at someone (look at someone) who really loves you,
yeah, really loves you. Turn around, look at me.

 ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 20, 2008, 09:10:48 AM
OK here's a question for anyone who bakes out there (I know I might be alone here) is candied Angelica easy to get in the US?

I wanted to make Chocolate Crepes with a Angelica and Absinthe whipped cream filling but I'm wondering if the angelica will be difficult to find. :-\
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 20, 2008, 11:05:03 AM
I asked my ex-roommate who lives in Santa Barbara if he's seen John Cleese and he tells me that he frequents the wine shop that my ex-roommate works at and they talk for a bit sometimes. Lucky bastard.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 20, 2008, 11:24:49 AM
OK here's a question for anyone who bakes out there (I know I might be alone here) is candied Angelica easy to get in the US?

I wanted to make Chocolate Crepes with a Angelica and Absinthe whipped cream filling but I'm wondering if the angelica will be difficult to find. :-\
Sorry, didn't mean to step over your question. That thought though was in my head and bothering me.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 20, 2008, 11:26:49 AM
eh, that's ok, I doubt I'll get an answer anyway.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 20, 2008, 11:42:18 AM
eh, that's ok, I doubt I'll get an answer anyway.
Sorry, I've never even heard of it....

Are you sure it's not called something else here in the States?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on June 20, 2008, 11:46:27 AM
OK here's a question for anyone who bakes out there (I know I might be alone here) is candied Angelica easy to get in the US?

I wanted to make Chocolate Crepes with a Angelica and Absinthe whipped cream filling but I'm wondering if the angelica will be difficult to find. :-\

This stuff?  http://www.herbspro.com/17070/AngelicaRootExtract.htm (http://www.herbspro.com/17070/AngelicaRootExtract.htm)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 20, 2008, 11:50:28 AM
Are you sure it's not called something else here in the States?
It might be, it looks like little chartreuse green bits of celery (primarily because it's related to celery and is the base of chartreuse liquor) but it's sweet to the taste.

This stuff?  http://www.herbspro.com/17070/AngelicaRootExtract.htm (http://www.herbspro.com/17070/AngelicaRootExtract.htm)

Well that's made from the same plant.

This is what it looks like before it's cut into pieces for flavouring and decorating cakes and the like:

(http://static.flickr.com/100/302525914_9c6b4c8b09.jpg)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on June 20, 2008, 11:57:57 AM
Do you have farmer's markets in Michigan?  I bet you could find it there.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 20, 2008, 12:01:50 PM
Yeah that's a possibility. But I wondered if it was avaliable elsewhere, you know like in the spice aisle of a supermarket or something.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 23, 2008, 10:40:37 AM
Just reading on blu-ray.com that they're releasing Faces of Death out on Blu-ray. "A brand new high definition transfer was created for this release from extremely rare vault material and will be accompanied by a 5.1 soundtrack.". Who the fuck wants to watch hi-def video of people actually dying? Sick bastards.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 23, 2008, 10:41:42 AM
And what is the commentary track like?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 23, 2008, 10:47:38 AM
And what is the commentary track like?
- "Yep... this guy... this guy's totally gonna die.... wait.... he's walking a little more.... and there's the car..... and BOOM!... Yeah, he's dead. He did like 3 full flips before he hit his head on the concrete and that semi ran him over didn't he?"
- "He sure did."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 23, 2008, 10:51:51 AM
Wait, Madden is doing the audio track for this, wow he gets everywhere :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on June 23, 2008, 06:48:59 PM
Just reading on blu-ray.com that they're releasing Faces of Death out on Blu-ray. "A brand new high definition transfer was created for this release from extremely rare vault material and will be accompanied by a 5.1 soundtrack.". Who the fuck wants to watch hi-def video of people actually dying? Sick bastards.

Not to worry, JC. The odds of you seeing someone really dying while watching Faces of Death are roughly the same as you seeing actual people in space while watching Moonraker.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doktor Sleepless on June 23, 2008, 10:09:29 PM
Sharon Stone should have stayed dead.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 24, 2008, 12:49:14 PM
That episode on Sesame Street where Bert & Ernie visit an Egyptian tomb and the pharaoh that looks like Ernie comes alive used to scare the shit out of me when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on June 25, 2008, 10:01:08 AM
So... you know that Clue game going on in the Board Game forum?  There's, like, three people in the Ballroom.  I almost want to make an alternate account for Zombie Mr. Boddy, charge into the Ballroom, and try to moshpit with the three players already in there.  And by "almost," I mean, "I really, really want to."
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 25, 2008, 10:07:14 AM
Hey if Hitler can do it so can you ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on June 25, 2008, 10:43:05 AM
Yeah, but people are actually kind of taking this game seriously.  If people hadn't been accusing others of cheating in the last game, and if there hadn't been a huge commotion over where Ms. Scarlet started from, I would have totally zombie-moshpitted the rest of the guests.  Maybe next time.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 25, 2008, 10:46:56 AM
Next time, if i can  get a handle on it, I'll run a horro themed one or something.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 25, 2008, 10:49:55 AM
Great, Boris is gonna do the Monster Mash again.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 09:17:35 AM
OK so I need to paint the walls of my garage (I think I've mentioned this before) but I wondered if i could do the job using spray cans.

Anyone know if that would work? If so, how well?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 26, 2008, 09:25:20 AM
OK so I need to paint the walls of my garage (I think I've mentioned this before) but I wondered if i could do the job using spray cans.

Anyone know if that would work? If so, how well?
If you mean "paint" as in you're doing a mural....depends on how much graffiti experience you have.

If you mean "paint" as in all one color....as long as you don't care that the color be uniform across the wall (not because of different paint lots but becaus of uneven coverage) and that it's probably going to cost you ten times more than a bucket or two of paint and a roller, sure.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 09:26:21 AM
OK so I need to paint the walls of my garage (I think I've mentioned this before) but I wondered if i could do the job using spray cans.

Anyone know if that would work? If so, how well?
If you mean "paint" as in you're doing a mural....depends on how much graffiti experience you have.

If you mean "paint" as in all one color....as long as you don't care that the color be uniform across the wall (not because of different paint lots but becaus of uneven coverage) and that it's probably going to cost you ten times more than a bucket or two of paint and a roller, sure.

The latter, I simply hate painitng
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 26, 2008, 09:31:04 AM
OK so I need to paint the walls of my garage (I think I've mentioned this before) but I wondered if i could do the job using spray cans.

Anyone know if that would work? If so, how well?
If you mean "paint" as in you're doing a mural....depends on how much graffiti experience you have.

If you mean "paint" as in all one color....as long as you don't care that the color be uniform across the wall (not because of different paint lots but becaus of uneven coverage) and that it's probably going to cost you ten times more than a bucket or two of paint and a roller, sure.

The latter, I simply hate painitng
Rent a Paint spray gun (http://www.onlinetips.org/compressed-air-paint/spray-gun).

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 09:32:36 AM
Yeah I'll probably have to do that, I wanted to do a metallic finish, I wonder if that'll still work in a spray gun.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 26, 2008, 09:48:33 AM
Yeah I'll probably have to do that, I wanted to do a metallic finish, I wonder if that'll still work in a spray gun.

They spray metallic paints on cars....so I imagine it's possible.

Those kinds of paints can be expensive though.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 09:49:47 AM
well yes but it'll look pretty. And potential prettiness is a convincing argument.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 26, 2008, 11:29:31 AM
Yeah I'll probably have to do that, I wanted to do a metallic finish, I wonder if that'll still work in a spray gun.
Well if you do that I'd recommend waxing your walls every couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 12:00:07 PM
hmm the DFT manages it without the turtle wax, there has to be some formulation that does it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on June 26, 2008, 12:21:47 PM
I'm attempting to teach myself the ukulele, which I claimed from my brother after he sold off his guitar.  So far, I'm exactly no good at it, which is just fine.  I figure there's two songs that I'd really like to play on the thing before I lose interest in it, anyway: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and Grim Grinning Ghosts.  Because they're both in the same league of song, right?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 12:25:54 PM
Oh my god that was one of my new years resolutions!

Still not very good at it  :-[
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 12:36:13 PM
Is it me or is there some sort of virtual Sirocco blowing through the forum, putting everyone on edge?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on June 26, 2008, 12:40:57 PM
I know I've been on edge. I just checked off everything from my To Do list for the next couple of months, and I figured it would be a weight off my shoulders.

I'm a stupid, stupid man.

Now I'm freaking out. "It sure is quiet out there." "Yeah, too quiet," I say to myself, donning a wig for the first line, a mustache for the second.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Janitor on June 26, 2008, 12:42:16 PM
Bananas are delicious.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 26, 2008, 12:46:37 PM
Is it me or is there some sort of virtual Sirocco blowing through the forum, putting everyone on edge?
I love Volkswagens.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 12:50:49 PM
And they don't even make the Sirocco any longer  :'(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 26, 2008, 01:06:01 PM
I really wish I owned this velvet painting.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f356/jewishcarpenter/328f97d0.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Janitor on June 26, 2008, 01:06:57 PM
I too, pity the fool.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2008, 01:07:49 PM
Put him in a rhinestone jump suit and nail him to a cross and it'd be velvet painted perfection.

Speaking of collectables, the ultimate in collectability featuring Jesus and kittens:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 29, 2008, 02:26:53 AM
You know, putting lambo doors on a VW Golf GTI really shows a commitment to being a douchebag.

(http://www.allcarwallpapers.com/wallpapers/previews/abt-sportsline-golf-gti-191.jpg)

I mention this because I have a friend who has both an understandable desire to find a car with good mileage and a tragic lack of taste. Even now, the words seem tired and impotent: you can find a dignified vehicle that gets good mpg.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Lemming Howard on June 29, 2008, 04:32:04 AM
                                              Actually Volkswagen is bringing out a new Scirocco.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/LemmingHoward/volkswagen-scirocco1.jpg)


Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on June 29, 2008, 06:15:58 AM
Okay, so I almost killed myself friday night.  There I was, at work, 1 in the morning, eating a bag of skittles and reading A Game of Thrones (glamourous, I know) when suddenly I breathe in when I should swallow.  Suddenly, I can't breathe.  I end up staggering around the projection booth, clutching my throat desperately trying to unclog myself.  Then a little hole opens up in my throat and I manage to cough out the candied murderer before I end up a blackened heap on the floor.  For a few seconds though, I thought "you silly bastard, you've let a skittle kill you". 

I finished the bag about an hour later in vengeance.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Scrivener on June 29, 2008, 07:27:47 AM
Skittles are truly evil.  I cracked a molar on one a couple years ago.  That bag of candy cost me $1,200.75.

Pearl Forrester was right.  Taste the rainbow of fruit pain, indeed.

(P.S., Greg McDuck, this is why I didn't send you a Best Candies list.  It just would have turned into a bitter and hateful anti-Skittles rant, and you honestly don't need that.  It'll suffice that I just hunt down everyone who put Skittles #1 on their lists.)

(P.P.S.  Wow, I'm posting a lot today.  What gives?)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Lemming Howard on June 29, 2008, 07:51:43 AM
Okay, so I almost killed myself friday night.  There I was, at work, 1 in the morning, eating a bag of skittles and reading A Game of Thrones (glamourous, I know) when suddenly I breathe in when I should swallow.  Suddenly, I can't breathe.  I end up staggering around the projection booth, clutching my throat desperately trying to unclog myself.  Then a little hole opens up in my throat and I manage to cough out the candied murderer before I end up a blackened heap on the floor.  For a few seconds though, I thought "you silly bastard, you've let a skittle kill you". 

I finished the bag about an hour later in vengeance.

Sounds like you almost ended up looking like your avatar.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 29, 2008, 07:53:45 AM
Skittles seem like the perfect size to lodge right in your windpipe and refuse to move in either direction. I did that with a sour skittle once... I was wheezing and tearing up for about 15 minutes after I finally hacked it back up.

But then, I eat a lot of Skittles, so I run a higher risk than some other people.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on June 30, 2008, 03:34:53 PM
I really wish I owned this velvet painting.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f356/jewishcarpenter/328f97d0.jpg)

OH MY GOD - I was hanging out at my best friend's apartment in Brooklyn a few year ago - and as I'm walking from her living room to the kitchen, I notice something weird in my periferal vision:  A VELVET MICHAEL JACKSON PAINTING.  NOT WHITE MICHAEL.  BLACK MICHAEL.... with ONE glove. And sparkles.  AMAZING.

Her roommate said he found it in the trash in Queens.  Jealous....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on June 30, 2008, 06:04:40 PM
it seems to me that it was put there for a reason.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 30, 2008, 06:07:09 PM
it seems to me that it was put there for a reason.

You see the hand of God in it too! Yes he does move in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform doesn't he? 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on June 30, 2008, 06:11:56 PM
I dont believe in god
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on June 30, 2008, 06:12:44 PM
Ok the universe or fate then  :P
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on July 04, 2008, 11:35:11 PM

Only in Wisconsin....

http://www.wwmt.com/news/sauce_1350893___article.html/basement_covered.html

I really don't know what to think of that...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on July 05, 2008, 05:43:20 AM
Damn that would have been scarier than an armed burglar trying to steal stuff. The burglar is assumably sane, but that guy could have been all the way into "kill and wear you" territory.
The guy with the shotgun showed a lot of restraint in not pulling the trigger.

Overall, though- hilarious.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mike5150 on July 06, 2008, 03:02:09 PM
Bullseye or open-pit......neither are very good prison nicknames imho. ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 06, 2008, 05:03:17 PM
I just drunkdialed for the first time in my life.

Granted, it was my boyfriend who was expecting a call from me, anyway, and I was rather worried about him, considering he's been not well the whole day, so making the call did make sense.  But I didn't make it until after I had consumed a few rum and cokes, so I guess that, technically, I drunkdialed.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 06, 2008, 07:37:10 PM
Ah but what sort of drunk are you? That would have affected the quality of the dialing or at least his experience of the call.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 06, 2008, 08:31:42 PM
Slightly affectionate, but mostly chatty and slightly sillier than usual.  My feller's remarked a few times that I'm adorable when I'm drunk, so I don't think he minded in the least.

Best part was, he drunk-dialed me back an hour and a half ago, and a splendid time was guaranteed for all.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on July 06, 2008, 09:42:35 PM
so adoreable I could puke
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 06, 2008, 10:01:57 PM
so adoreable I could puke
(http://bestfreedesign.com/images/Simpsons/11.gif)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on July 07, 2008, 11:13:17 AM
I've lost my mind.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 07, 2008, 11:15:27 AM
Did you check behind the sofa cushions?

I found God there once.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on July 08, 2008, 11:07:38 AM
This is awesome beyond words:

(http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2008/20080514.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 08, 2008, 11:13:31 AM
This is awesome beyond words:

(http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2008/20080514.jpg)

hee hee hee hee hee :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 08, 2008, 11:25:10 AM
It's funny cuz it's true.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on July 08, 2008, 06:31:33 PM
I walked by our town's Skate Park, when I noticed something hilariously sad:
On the back of one of the ramps, some kids spray painted a squat red "A," which I assume was supposed to be the Anarchy symbol, and the word "gangsta."
....
...gangsta. That's it. A and Gangsta. Nothing else.

Graffitti is bad, but bad graffitti is horrible. I mean, that was pathetic. And since our town has maybe 20 non- white people in it, I think we can assume this was indeed the work of some middle class white kids too scared to stick around and do a proper job.
Just sad.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2008, 06:38:46 PM
Graffiti is all over the place in Mexico.. From Mexico City to Iguala (where we stay on vacation) to Acapulco.
They don't seem to care.. at all!

Cleaning up all the trash and graffiti would quite possibly thwart the illegal immigration issue here cause everybody would be employed for quite some time; it's That Bad down there!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 08, 2008, 06:46:35 PM
My first year of college, there were these two kids who made stencils and spraypainted these things all over campus.  They were innocent images like a thumbs-up sign, but they went a tad too far when they tagged the side of one of the dorms.  They got into a buttload of trouble for that one.

Now there's a student-run club that organizes a "free speech" day, where they would make their own walls, buy a bunch of cans of spraypaint, and would let the students go absolutely nuts on these things.  The one "free speech" day I had time to partake in, I was very proud of my mediocre set of drama masks that I tagged onto the walls.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 08, 2008, 07:41:47 PM
What would be funnier is if you did a high quality advertisement for another rival college.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 08, 2008, 08:27:14 PM
BTA, you're a genius.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 09, 2008, 02:12:39 PM
BTW.....was I the only one who saw this on "Jeopardy" last night?

[yt=425,350]/v/sjuH9uwX__k&hl=en&fs=1">[/yt]

 :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on July 09, 2008, 02:25:24 PM
Hey, he left of the 3000 part. He got it wrong!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 09, 2008, 02:29:06 PM
Hey, he left of the 3000 part. He got it wrong!

I noticed that, too.   :D

I guess since he didn' t have a real chance of winning....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 10, 2008, 06:22:40 AM
How's this for getting something wrong...

Last year, I went to the Dallas Symphony Hall to hear Star Wars music. Providing the narration was none other than Anthony Daniels himself!

But what's funny was, when he read the part about the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field, he said "approximately 3,620 to 1!", yet in the movie it was "3,720 to 1!"

Anyways...

You know when you get spam and there's a whole bunch of seemingly random phrases at the end of it? Well, here's one I got today:

To deny god in my own being is to cease to behold was she
staying with the ravenscrofts? Noshe had ah yes, he is a
fugitive from justice. Therefore me perhaps, but somehow
or other he'd got such for what they see for themselves.
they follow the underlying sand was cut into many channels
against me. Oh, yes, i know your little ways. Nervous, alert
with intelligent lightblue eyes dares to go forth wandering
under the shining it. You forget that she likes you are
afraid i it stand with you if i withdrew we should not what
are you talking nonsense! An old man! Morris i, hotly. He
bellowed with laughter. We shall in deathpassed in their
turn looking like bandits. Do copyright research on, transcribe
and proofread his manner ' 'that is almost too good to be
true? To this businesslike and attractive girl. Her shod.
now, this lady millicent had smart, expensive hour, each
went to her calling. Commonly we took enough upon occasion,
though they were usually.
 

:o
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 10, 2008, 08:57:36 AM
Wait, Sally Forth is trying to get preggers again?

Yep I think that's been my random thought ever, so random it may be meaningless to anyone else on the board :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on July 10, 2008, 05:01:52 PM
My first year of college, there were these two kids who made stencils and spraypainted these things all over campus.  They were innocent images like a thumbs-up sign, but they went a tad too far when they tagged the side of one of the dorms.  They got into a buttload of trouble for that one.

Now there's a student-run club that organizes a "free speech" day, where they would make their own walls, buy a bunch of cans of spraypaint, and would let the students go absolutely nuts on these things.  The one "free speech" day I had time to partake in, I was very proud of my mediocre set of drama masks that I tagged onto the walls.


WOO!

I went to college with NECKFACE, a really nice dude / graffiti artist. 

He asked one of my classmates "What do you think of Neckface's work?" and the guy answered "He's a fucking hack, I hate that clown"  and he said "Oh, haha, well I'll tell him you said that."

Grafitti art is amazing - have you heard of the Splasher?  He's this guy going around completely ruining classic wall art like OBEY, Faile, and Miss Van.  It's a good discussion starter.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 13, 2008, 07:32:24 AM
So I was thinking about possibly getting ordination through The Universal Life Church (http://www.ulc.net/) so I could then potentially offer my services as a marriage celebrant and other ministerial functions.

Hey if it's good enough for these folks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ministers_of_the_Universal_Life_Church)...

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: anais.jude on July 13, 2008, 08:56:21 AM
YES, DO IT TRIPE!


THE POWER OF CAPS LOCK COMPELLS YOU (thank you Courtney)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on July 16, 2008, 12:25:36 PM
Just a random update...I can't remember who wanted to know. But I found out that I will be a bike riding missionary. Though occasionally I might get to drive a car.

So huzzah! I get to ride my bike all over tennessee! Green hills will be a new experience for me coming from living in a desert my whole life. I'm excited.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 16, 2008, 12:37:36 PM
Excellent so what sort of bike are you getting?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on July 16, 2008, 12:43:51 PM
So huzzah! I get to ride my bike all over tennessee! Green hills will be a new experience for me coming from living in a desert my whole life. I'm excited.
HEH! You'll be 'huzzuhing' trying to pedel up those mountains :-X
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on July 16, 2008, 12:45:47 PM
I sometimes wonder why it is I never see a baby squirrel and I've come to the conclusion that squirrels are immortal creatures and have always walked the Earth. Once the last one is run over by a car, that's it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 16, 2008, 12:49:33 PM
How dare you suggest the demise of our bushy tailed overlords!

Forgive him Lord Nutkin, he is ignorant and meant no harm.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on July 16, 2008, 12:53:45 PM
How dare you suggest the demise of our bushy tailed overlords!
Those little buggers are all over the place in my area..

It was pretty cool watching an owl and a hawk snag some squirrels from my backyard oak tree not too long ago :o

It's 100 years old and has at least 5 family's in it  :grr:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on July 16, 2008, 12:55:03 PM
Excellent so what sort of bike are you getting?

I have yet to pick one out...
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on July 16, 2008, 12:56:13 PM
Excellent so what sort of bike are you getting?

I have yet to pick one out...
eh.. Just get a Huffy! :D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 16, 2008, 12:56:48 PM
How dare you suggest the demise of our bushy tailed overlords!
Those little buggers are all over the place in my area..

My 100 year old oak tree in my back yard has at least 5 familys in it :grr:

aww there's a heartwarming animated family film in that set up  

I think you're due to be taught a valuable lesson in something or other from some spunky member of one of those families.;)

Excellent so what sort of bike are you getting?

I have yet to pick one out...
Do you have any in mind?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RVR II on July 16, 2008, 12:59:00 PM
How dare you suggest the demise of our bushy tailed overlords!
Those little buggers are all over the place in my area..

My 100 year old oak tree in my back yard has at least 5 families in it :grr:

aww there's a heartwarming animated family film in that set up  

I think you're due to be taught a valuable lesson in something or other from some spunky member of one of those families.;)

Oh yeah.. My wife and I catch glimpses of the baby's poking their heads out of a knot hole, and the then the Real nature comes along and scoops them up in an instant >:D
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on July 16, 2008, 01:00:34 PM
Excellent so what sort of bike are you getting?

I have yet to pick one out...
Do you have any in mind?

I've been looking at a couple. I can either buy one here and ship it there...or there is this company called CTR bikes I think...that you buy a missionary package based on what bike you want, and they will ship it to your mission for free. Course...who knows if these bikes are even any good. But I suppose if they are made specifically for missionaries they are probably durable bikes since they have to last.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 16, 2008, 01:00:57 PM
I sometimes wonder why it is I never see a baby squirrel and I've come to the conclusion that squirrels are immortal creatures and have always walked the Earth. Once the last one is run over by a car, that's it.

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
(http://newmedia.funnyjunk.com/pictures/jedi_squirrels.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 17, 2008, 09:35:18 AM
Ok you can call me The Rev Tripe, well actually you have to use my real name but still... :)

From Dyan's very nice email to me:

Quote
You are ordained for life and can now legally perform marriages in all 50 States, as well as the same ministerial duties as any other minister from any other Church.  We also have mailed you a minister certificate and it should reach you in a couple of days.

dyan

Dyan Silva
ULC Headquarters
601 3rd St.
Modesto, CA   95351
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 17, 2008, 09:41:03 AM
Ok you can call me The Rev Tripe, well actually you have to use my real name but still... :)

From Dyan's very nice email to me:

Quote
You are ordained for life and can now legally perform marriages in all 50 States, as well as the same ministerial duties as any other minister from any other Church.  We also have mailed you a minister certificate and it should reach you in a couple of days.

dyan

Dyan Silva
ULC Headquarters
601 3rd St.
Modesto, CA   95351
Oh, THAT'S what you meant when you said you wanted to marry me.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 17, 2008, 09:43:25 AM
 :rimshot:
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on July 18, 2008, 08:20:51 PM
I paid all my bills this afternoon... NAKED. Anyone who says technology isn't a marvelous thing is a fool.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 18, 2008, 08:22:33 PM
I cry in the shower.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on July 18, 2008, 08:23:13 PM
It's more reliable than the rain I suppose.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on July 18, 2008, 08:28:03 PM
I cry in the shower.

Try not staring directly at the shower head.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 18, 2008, 09:32:15 PM
I cry in the shower.

Try not staring directly at the shower head.

check!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on July 20, 2008, 06:05:55 AM
If I were elected president, I would reform military protocol and replace the word "sir" with "dude".

Dude, yes dude!

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on July 20, 2008, 06:09:20 AM
If I were elected president, I would reform military protocol and replace the word "sir" with "dude".

Dude, yes dude!



I wouldn't replace it, but I'd make the terms equivalents, then we can get Bill and Ted responses in the military. 
"Yes sir, dude!" 
"What?" 
"Yes dude, sir!" 
"What?" 
"Yes sir, sir, dude!"
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 20, 2008, 09:48:38 AM
I hate dreaming.  At least the dreams I have...

Woke up this morning after having this dream where this actor I've just been getting into had suddenly gone into the hospital and then ended up dead......not "bad accident", "overdose" or "long illness" dead but "Jim Henson/"I can't get rid of this cold...oh, it's not a cold...oh, I'm dead?"" dead.

And I realized during the dream that it was a dream because I was in a neighborhood that I used to live in (and wouldn't go back to) except that there was a stable of some kind there for some reason I couldn't figure out and for some reason that's where I was when I heard that he'd died.  And when I heard that, it started raining on cue straight out of a flipping Hemingway novel....

What I hate is 1) when I wake up I lay there and go, "Okay how much of that was all in the dream...or did I see something on the net or the news before I went to bed" (to the point that I checked as soon as I got online - everything's fine it seems) and 2) I have to work out my anxieties in my dreams by killing off some perfect stranger who never did a thing to me?  How about some member of my family?  God knows they've caused me enough grief...

No wonder I don't remember many of my dreams.   >:(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on July 20, 2008, 04:00:53 PM
Yeah, I hate the crazy ass nightmares, but I hate the "so mundane you're not sure if it was a dream or not" nightmares more.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RoninFox on July 20, 2008, 04:03:56 PM
I ended up with weird ass dreams too last night, which I blame mostly on watching the House of Wax riff right before I fell asleep.  It wasn't scary as much as it was disgusting as I once found myself walking through an area filled with dead animals, somewhat resembling the pile of roadkill from the movie, then as I walked they were all skinned animals instead, and eventually I realized a lot of them were skinned but still alive.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on July 21, 2008, 12:12:26 AM
I don't remember my dreams, unless they are psychologically important, or one of my recurring dreams.

I have this recurring dream that I had since I got chased by some neighbors giant dogs when I was a small child. Its of me getting chased endlessly by these dogs...and as I've grown, the dogs have too. So even though I'm my age in the recurring dream now, the dogs are still twice my size. I like dogs, but these ones haunt my dreams. Often I'll be dreaming something, and this one will interrupt it, the dogs will come out of nowhere and start chasing me.

I also have recurring dreams of my siblings or loved ones getting kidnapped while I watch it happen to scared to do anything about it. Like the dog one, sometimes it will be a dream where I'm hanging out with a loved one, and out of nowhere they get kidnapped. Both of these dreams leave me feeling like a coward.  :-\
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on July 21, 2008, 12:50:23 AM
I've actually had a sorta-recurring dream. It's weird. In these dreams, I have 2 classes, and every time I dream about them, some time has passed since my last dream. I'm never prepared for either class and I always forget my backpack so I never have my books. I'm just forced to go into these classes and sit down, with everyone in the class, instructor included, looking down on me with disdain because I'm so unprepared. In the dreams, it's getting closer and closer to finals and I keep forgetting to study or do any of the homework. I'm almost positive I'm going to fail these classes, but I keep going to them because I feel like I have to. In my latest dream it was a couple weeks until finals. Doesn't look good for dream-me. :^)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 21, 2008, 05:19:09 AM
If Dream-You's interested I have the results to all Dream-You's finals.  Dream-You will first have to put some clothes on because it has effected Dream-Me's fantasies for this past semester.  Also, Dream-You will have to avoid the Land-Shark in the pin-striped suit that keeps showing up to teach Dream-Us's Health class.  Let Dream-Me know.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on July 21, 2008, 06:00:21 AM
Now, my hair is thick, coarse, and as such completely unmanagable. I've basically only ever had one haircut, because after a week, any haircut will revert back to my standard look.

Well, I woke up this morning, and my hair was PERFECT. But not because I look good wirth the "natural" look- My hair was parted stylishly on the left, swept back a bit on the front, all quite neatly done. THIS WAS BEDHEAD, and it managed a hair part I myself have never been able to get straight while awake. What are the chances?!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 21, 2008, 08:10:34 AM
I don't remember my dreams, unless they are psychologically important, or one of my recurring dreams.

I have this recurring dream that I had since I got chased by some neighbors giant dogs when I was a small child. Its of me getting chased endlessly by these dogs...and as I've grown, the dogs have too. So even though I'm my age in the recurring dream now, the dogs are still twice my size. I like dogs, but these ones haunt my dreams. Often I'll be dreaming something, and this one will interrupt it, the dogs will come out of nowhere and start chasing me.

I also have recurring dreams of my siblings or loved ones getting kidnapped while I watch it happen to scared to do anything about it. Like the dog one, sometimes it will be a dream where I'm hanging out with a loved one, and out of nowhere they get kidnapped. Both of these dreams leave me feeling like a coward.  :-\
Wow....and I thought my dream as a four of five year old of trying to cross the street only to fall into a pothole large enough for me to fit into - but only lying flat on my back and not moving - and that whenever I'd try to get up and get out a car would come was a weird dream....

(to which a psychologist once said, "Wow....since that age, huh?")
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on July 21, 2008, 10:20:08 AM
I don't remember my dreams, unless they are psychologically important, or one of my recurring dreams.

I have this recurring dream that I had since I got chased by some neighbors giant dogs when I was a small child. Its of me getting chased endlessly by these dogs...and as I've grown, the dogs have too. So even though I'm my age in the recurring dream now, the dogs are still twice my size. I like dogs, but these ones haunt my dreams. Often I'll be dreaming something, and this one will interrupt it, the dogs will come out of nowhere and start chasing me.

I also have recurring dreams of my siblings or loved ones getting kidnapped while I watch it happen to scared to do anything about it. Like the dog one, sometimes it will be a dream where I'm hanging out with a loved one, and out of nowhere they get kidnapped. Both of these dreams leave me feeling like a coward.  :-\
Wow....and I thought my dream as a four of five year old of trying to cross the street only to fall into a pothole large enough for me to fit into - but only lying flat on my back and not moving - and that whenever I'd try to get up and get out a car would come was a weird dream....

(to which a psychologist once said, "Wow....since that age, huh?")

Alright...this is weird. I had a dream last night that I just had a week ago. And then before that I had it a month before. This is the third time I've had it. I hope it doesn't become one of my recurring dreams, because it freaks me out. But basically its that russian dude from Lost with the eye patch that can't be killed...well he chases me with a gun, and every time I kill him defending myself, he reawakens and chases me some more. Its scary.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 21, 2008, 10:26:36 AM
But basically its that russian dude from Lost with the eye patch that can't be killed...well he chases me with a gun, and every time I kill him defending myself, he reawakens and chases me some more. Its scary.

Just a guess...but I don't think you have to worry about that happening.   :-*
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doktor Sleepless on July 21, 2008, 06:18:40 PM
Sometimes I feel I'm the only one laughing, and that makes me sad. Then I think well at least someone is laughing and become happy.

-Dan The Man.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on July 24, 2008, 08:22:59 AM
Driving into work this morning, the car ahead of me at one light was a green Acura Vigor, which has the "Vigor" name emblazened on the back. If the person driving that car is wondering why I suddenly burst into laughter at the light, it's because I misread "Vigor" as "Vagoo."

(Google it if you don't know what that means.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Fortis on July 24, 2008, 04:21:15 PM
Proof that iTunes sells your information to people: My brother just signed up for an iTunes account a couple of months ago, he got sick of typing in all of his information into all these different sites and accounts. So he used a fake name and told them he was 74. Now we are getting letters from tons of health insurance companies and the AARP to his fake name. (his fake name was Gongor F Guillermo)


...something to think about.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doktor Sleepless on July 25, 2008, 02:02:29 AM
Do it-Do it-Do it--Do-Do-Do it now
Say it-Say it-Say it-Say it-Say it now


shit is stuck in my head.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on July 27, 2008, 01:12:29 PM
So, I've got some neighbors moving out today. They live on the third floor and it looks like their current plan is to place a lot of sofa cushions and pillows on the ground and then throw items off the balcony and land them safely on the soft stuff.

This is working about as well as you'd expect.

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6317/0261of4.jpg)

(And, yes, they were trying to keep them intact, judging from the wife's screams of "What are you doing?1?")
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: BathTub on July 28, 2008, 01:57:50 AM
Hahah, that's crazy.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on July 28, 2008, 05:45:00 AM
maybe they were practicing to defend their co-ed backyard wrestling tag-team championship....


...


what?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on August 02, 2008, 10:29:27 PM
stop posting so much URL
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 02, 2008, 10:44:37 PM
I have never finished a Will Farell movie.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 03, 2008, 08:48:05 AM
And I have only seen one Steve Carrell movie.

In slightly-related news, the Get Smart complete series is apparently less than $20 at the nearby Target.  It's incentive enough for me to finish this project I'm working on quickly so I can grab it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 03, 2008, 10:56:47 AM
Is it the complete series or the complete series of the later show?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on August 03, 2008, 12:03:06 PM
I don't know.  This matter needs investigating.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 03, 2008, 09:33:53 PM
I got the add in the paper today and it's season one(30 episodes)and Target has it for $16.99!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on August 04, 2008, 06:34:41 AM
My sister's getting married, and I have discovered something about the difference between men and women through the preparation:
Women will, when getting together to get something done, also go out to lunch, look at the shops, and compare stories of what's happened sinse they last met. They make a day of it, and they do it relatively often.
Men will, when getting together to get something done, make uncomfortable small talk when nothing is required of them, then the moment they finish, they head off in different directions immediately.

I got fitted for a rental tux a couple days ago with most of the groom's party, and we in fact didn't so much "get something done" as we "permitted to have something done for us." We were completely confused; I'm just glad the Tux employees knew what they were doing.

Oh, and funny moment: The groom's little brother, who's still in his mid teens, had thrown up twice during football earlier that day. We talk loudly about this a couple yards away from him while a busty blond woman takes his measurments. Combining that with the fact that he's walking down the isle alongside my sister's hot Ukrainian friend, I'd say this wedding is more aggrivation than that boy needs.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on August 04, 2008, 03:23:21 PM
I hold a high regard for human life, but get way too much satisfaction out of  killing other people in games online.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 03:30:34 PM
I have discovered there isn't any episode of Cold Case that will not make me cry at the end. I've not seen all of them but I'm close to haveing done that and it doesn't matter what the set up is, I'm always crying at the last sequence.

Weird really.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on August 04, 2008, 03:40:07 PM
Thinking about you crying makes me cry. Does that make you cry that I cry over you crying?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 04:30:21 PM
Are you crying while some sentimental pop, soft rock or crossover country hit is playing and are you alternating between the you of now and the you of when that song was a hit?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on August 04, 2008, 04:42:10 PM
maybe this will help you stop crying

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo4-D8mjDb4

darn, there's still no youtube clip thingy
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 04:58:56 PM
Thing is I know it's stupid to react like that to the show, though that skit doesn't quite do as good a job of capturing it as the House MD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcQsD0HU0SY) skit did, but I still end up blubbering at the end.

My dad was like this with Highway to Heaven  ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on August 04, 2008, 06:46:57 PM
I have discovered there isn't any episode of Cold Case that will not make me cry at the end. I've not seen all of them but I'm close to haveing done that and it doesn't matter what the set up is, I'm always crying at the last sequence.

Weird really.

There was an episode a year or so back where they played Gordon Littlefoot's 'If You Could Read My Mind' over one of their extended montages....   :'(

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 06:55:48 PM
However I did think, after watching the MadTV skit, that a better skit could be done which involved Cluedo characters, we learn that prof. (then T.A.) Plum did it in the Library with the Candle stick and as he is lead away we see younger versions of the other suspect characters (Mustard as a little ROTC cadet that sort of thing) all while The Freshman by The Verve Pipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNAp1C8LIw) plays mournfully, and just before we fade to black Lilly sees Mr Body smiling wistfully.


And damn it I would probably still cry watching it. ::)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on August 04, 2008, 07:46:18 PM
aw, it's ok, I've teared up at some things myself
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on August 12, 2008, 06:51:13 PM
Okay, so in the song Love Shack, towards the end, this woman yells something that momentarily stops the beat.
What did she yell? Who the hell knows. It had been bothering me for years, before I remembered (3 minutes ago,) that the internet exsists.

So here it is:
"You're what?... Tin roof, rusted!"

....WHAT?! :grr:

Now I wish I hadn't looked it up! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN, DAMMIT!?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on August 13, 2008, 07:47:23 PM
However I did think, after watching the MadTV skit, that a better skit could be done which involved Cluedo characters, we learn that prof. (then T.A.) Plum did it in the Library with the Candle stick and as he is lead away we see younger versions of the other suspect characters (Mustard as a little ROTC cadet that sort of thing) all while The Freshman by The Verve Pipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNAp1C8LIw) plays mournfully, and just before we fade to black Lilly sees Mr Body smiling wistfully.


And damn it I would probably still cry watching it. ::)



you're a wussy.  and you post to much
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Action Batch on August 14, 2008, 01:04:59 AM
However I did think, after watching the MadTV skit, that a better skit could be done which involved Cluedo characters, we learn that prof. (then T.A.) Plum did it in the Library with the Candle stick and as he is lead away we see younger versions of the other suspect characters (Mustard as a little ROTC cadet that sort of thing) all while The Freshman by The Verve Pipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNAp1C8LIw) plays mournfully, and just before we fade to black Lilly sees Mr Body smiling wistfully.


And damn it I would probably still cry watching it. ::)



you're a wussy.  and you post to much

Sounds like somebody could use a little time in the Love Shack.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 14, 2008, 05:34:51 AM
As long as they replace that damn rusted roof (though since it's made of tin I believe corroded is the correct descriptive there) that's some sort of building code violation.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on August 14, 2008, 09:36:40 AM
Was watching the medal ceremony for men's gymnastics and they were playing the Chinese national anthem, I turned to my girlfriend after the song had ended and said "Well that's not too bad of an anthem, it's short and to the point. I guess it won't be too hard to learn once we're required to sing it in a few years.".
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 14, 2008, 09:49:56 AM
I still think the greatest argument for Kashmiri Independence is the kick ass nature of the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTaOvzZKRxA) they'd have to pic as their anthem.

Now imagine that at the medal ceremony (couldn't find the full orchestral version).
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 14, 2008, 10:31:37 AM
I have discovered there isn't any episode of Cold Case that will not make me cry at the end. I've not seen all of them but I'm close to haveing done that and it doesn't matter what the set up is, I'm always crying at the last sequence.

Weird really.

There was an episode a year or so back where they played Gordon Littlefoot's 'If You Could Read My Mind' over one of their extended montages....   :'(



I'm sorry, my brain is making me say that it is Gordon Lightfoot, not Littlefoot....I'm sorry, I'm a dork.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 14, 2008, 10:38:12 AM
I kind of like "Gordon Littlefoot" though, He's a tiny tiny Apatosaur Balladeer  ;)

And for Baseheart

http://www.youtube.com/v/GOtYvy3R_lY&hl=en&fs=1

Oh and tears start at the moment with the name tags :'(, I'm such a girl ::)

Well to cheer us all up lets listen to a saucy saea shanty from Gordon

http://www.youtube.com/v/99rOzMVtcx4&hl=en&fs=1

He's a cheery bugger isn't he?

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 14, 2008, 12:13:05 PM
 
Well to cheer us all up lets listen to a saucy saea shanty from Gordon
http://www.youtube.com/v/99rOzMVtcx4&hl=en&fs=1
He's a cheery bugger isn't he?

Not long enough and a little too skimpy on the details.  ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on August 14, 2008, 12:43:47 PM
Yeah, that's the one.  Manipulative bastards.  :)

Heh.  I guess I had one of those "brain farts".  I've been reading the Song of Ice and Fire series, and it has a character in it called "Littlefinger", so I guess I mixed up the two.  :)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on August 14, 2008, 09:32:54 PM
Ugh. I just read the title of an email as "View photos of Pringles near you." I need sleep. Badly.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 26, 2008, 08:39:18 AM
How did this thread fall so far.....?

Question:  So I get all of these "messages" (peer pressure and such) that there's something wrong with me because I'm a hetero woman who has not watched more than half an episode of "Sex and the City" and have no interest in watching any others.

Almost to the point that I need to turn in my vagina - I have no right to it.

Opinions?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2008, 08:42:35 AM
I find it hard to see how making the choice between being a kept woman or a spendthrift  in which you have to be one or the other and not aimply say "sod both options" is a feminist message.

The show is abysmal and perpetuates a whole bunch of unpleasant images of people regardless of gender or sexuality.

Oh and the talking horse isn't anywhere near as entertaining as Mr Ed was in the show of the same name.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 26, 2008, 08:48:31 AM
I find it hard to see how making the choice between being a kept woman or a spendthrift is a feminist message.
Maybe because before the feminist movement women HAD to do one of these on some level or else....and now we can choose to be one of them?   ::)

I just saw a bunch of women getting tipsy, talking about shoes and what certain things taste like - things that I've never ever heard women talk about in real life.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2008, 09:09:59 AM
Ooh and on a tangential point; Manolo Blahniks, are these actually really revered shoes? Because seriously I see fictional characters and media types rave about them but they're pretty shite and really not very pretty, unless you count a high price tag as pretty.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 26, 2008, 09:36:52 AM
Ooh and on a tangential point; Manolo Blahniks, are these actually really revered shoes? Because seriously I see fictional characters and media types rave about them but they're pretty shite and really not very pretty, unless you count a high price tag as pretty.

I wouldn't recognize one if you hit me with it.

In fact, I'd rather spend money on DVDs and read Filmfax Magazine than Vogue (not that there's anything to read in Vogue).

Jeez, I must be a mental eunich.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2008, 09:51:29 AM
Nah Vogue (mostly*) sucks

*occasionally there is a good, Vanity Fair quality,  article buried underneath the pointless ads.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 26, 2008, 10:03:03 AM
Nah Vogue (mostly*) sucks

*occasionally there is a good, Vanity Fair quality,  article buried underneath the pointless ads.

Yeah....Vogue, Vanity Fair, O....they're actually 2/3 advertisements rather than reading material, aren't they?  Takes you twenty pages or so just to get to the table of contents.

Even Martha Stewart's Living isn't THAT bad!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2008, 10:11:22 AM
Nah Vogue (mostly*) sucks

*occasionally there is a good, Vanity Fair quality,  article buried underneath the pointless ads.

Yeah....Vogue, Vanity Fair, O....they're actually 2/3 advertisements rather than reading material, aren't they?  Takes you twenty pages or so just to get to the table of contents.

Even Martha Stewart's Living isn't THAT bad!

Not sure about O but Vanity Fair is actually pretty good, it's has a pretty decent ad to article ratio and the articles themselves are mostly interesting  and well written even when they are a bit fluffy (which isn't the case with all of them).

No Vanity Fair gets the Tripe seal of approval (I so need to make a logo for that :))

Vogue is terrible, this month the contents page is on 323 or there abouts) and you have to pay more for it if you buy it at the newstand. So they charge the advertisers hugely increased rates to be in the September issue then charge casual buyers an increased rate because of all the "great" ads. There's something truly awesomely evil* about Wintour's strategy there.

*I propose we adopt the Russian word grozny into the English language to describe things that are awesome but it a horrifying or awful way. Things so bad they are evilly impressive in their magnitude.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on August 26, 2008, 10:14:11 AM
I give up on life, I'm just going to start a drum circle for peace.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2008, 10:14:53 AM
Co-workers getting you down?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on August 26, 2008, 10:17:33 AM
Nope, my quest to stay informed on current events around the world is just leaving me bummed out and perplexed with why people act the way they do.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2008, 10:19:16 AM
This, dear boy, is why it is important to remeber the lessons of the blessed Niccolo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccolo_Macchiavelli) in all mattewrs of human interaction.  ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 26, 2008, 10:19:52 AM
Pay no attention to what you read in the Waverly News last week.  That girl told me she was 21.  It's not my fault she passed out in that empty swimming pool.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 26, 2008, 10:22:50 AM
There was once an discussion of the origin of Superman on this board (that it was somehow underlyingly pro-Nazi because of their belief in "the Aryan superman").....

Another interesting article (http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2008-08-25-superman-creators_N.htm?se=yahoorefer) about the reality of The Man of Steel.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on August 26, 2008, 01:30:30 PM
Interesting article, though, as I understand it, Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to Superman for $3000 (which, to be fair, was a lot of money back then).

And I think it's funny that Jerry Robinson worked to get Siegel and Shuster their due, when his own claims about having created the Joker are VERY much in dispute, and when Bill Finger, undeniably the co-creator of Batman, died penniless in 1974, and is still unacknowledged by DC Comics.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on August 26, 2008, 05:29:05 PM
Interesting article, though, as I understand it, Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to Superman for $3000 (which, to be fair, was a lot of money back then).

And I think it's funny that Jerry Robinson worked to get Siegel and Shuster their due, when his own claims about having created the Joker are VERY much in dispute, and when Bill Finger, undeniably the co-creator of Batman, died penniless in 1974, and is still unacknowledged by DC Comics.

I suspect if they did recognise him as co-creator, the Finger-family might sue for royalties or something.  Did Bob Kane ever say how much Finger contributed?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 27, 2008, 07:05:22 PM
When I was a kid, I didn't notice any meaningful difference in quality between Star Wars: A New Hope and Space Mutiny.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 28, 2008, 08:45:09 AM
When I was a kid, I didn't notice any meaningful difference in quality between Star Wars: A New Hope and Space Mutiny.
What kind of medication did they have you on?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 28, 2008, 01:49:52 PM
Quote
Kate Moss Joins Gild: Mega-Statue Museum-Bound Gina Serpe
Thu Aug 28, 4:19 AM ET

Los Angeles (E! Online)

Someone has taken Kate Moss' role as fashion's golden girl rather literally.

British sculptor Marc Quinn is ready to unveil his latest creation to the world, a nearly $2.8 million, 110-pound solid gold statue of the supermodel, hyped as the largest such creation built since ancient Egypt.

So the statue weighs twice as much as she does?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on September 10, 2008, 04:08:32 PM
Guess who was born in my city!


Alicia Witt
(http://www.theworldsbestever.com/2007/12/12/alicia-witt.jpg)


The boobies are cool, but the vertabrae are creeping me out.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 10, 2008, 05:10:26 PM
I'm sorry, vertebrae?

...

Oh, oh right vertebrae yeah I gue....

...

ss

Ok

So a nice little primer on the whole Kwame Kilpatrick situation, courtesy of The Metrotimes (http://www.metrotimes.com/):

(http://metrotimes.com/sb/135829/CoverSmall.jpg)
(http://metrotimes.com/28/49/KwameComic1.jpg)
(http://metrotimes.com/28/49/KwameComic2.jpg)
(http://metrotimes.com/28/49/KwameComic3.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 11, 2008, 07:38:10 AM
The boobies are cool, but the vertabrae are creeping me out.

"Klingon forehead"!!!!   :o

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on September 13, 2008, 08:41:54 PM
Anybody seen the director's cut of Daredevil? I was curious as to how much better it is than the original.  The DVD is for sale pretty cheaply on Amazon, and I was wondering if it's worth the double dip.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Pak-Man on September 13, 2008, 09:18:12 PM
I haven't seen it, but I've heard people swear up and down that it makes the movie way better.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Raven on September 14, 2008, 01:34:08 AM
I haven't seen it, but I've heard people swear up and down that it makes the movie way better.

The directors cut was on the clearance rack at my local walmart for $3.00.  I grabbed one but haven't watched it yet.  I'll try to remember to post here when I get around to it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on September 14, 2008, 06:34:09 PM
Saw this, thought it was kinda beautiful:

(http://z.about.com/d/urbanlegends/1/0/-/7/eye_of_god.jpg)

It's been referred to as, rather romantically, The Eye of God.  Here's what Urban Legends says about it:

Quote
This is an authentic photograph -- or rather, composite of photos -- taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. The image was featured on NASA's Website as an Astronomy Picture of the Day in May 2003 and thereafter posted on a number of Websites under the title "The Eye of God" (though I have found no evidence that NASA has ever referred to it as such). The awe-inspiring image has also been featured on magazine covers and in articles about space imagery.

What it actually depicts is the so-called Helix Nebula, described by astronomers as "a trillion-mile-long tunnel of glowing gases." At its center is dying star which has ejected masses of dust and gas to form tentacle-like filaments stretching toward an outer rim composed of the same material. Our own sun may look like this in several billion years.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 14, 2008, 06:51:17 PM
I like the version taken by the Spitzer telescope using infrared:

(http://kwc.org/blog/resources/2007/spitzer.helix%20nebula-thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on September 15, 2008, 07:36:31 AM
DID YOU CLEAN YOU ROOM ??
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 15, 2008, 08:07:04 AM
NO.  SO, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT, HUH?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Chaos on September 15, 2008, 08:11:35 AM
(http://kwc.org/blog/resources/2007/spitzer.helix%20nebula-thumb.jpg)

I CAN SEE YOU... EVEN UNDERNEATH THE SHEETS. FOR SHAME!!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 15, 2008, 08:17:51 AM
(http://kwc.org/blog/resources/2007/spitzer.helix%20nebula-thumb.jpg)
WHERE"S THAT BEN STIEN? I NEED TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT HOW EVOLUTION WORKS,
BUT ONLY AFTER HE HOOKS ME UP WITH
A VAT OF CLEAR EYES.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Junkyard on September 15, 2008, 08:27:31 AM
Heheehee


Video random thought!
http://www.youtube.com/v/YZ2ReyYBHCc
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 15, 2008, 09:31:14 AM
Good thought (video thoughts are the wave of the future). Imagine how horrifying it would be for some of the quixotic Cpt. Planet criminals to be suddenly granted a conscience. Mati's conscience no less, since he's the one with the empathic abilities.

Mati activates his power. The pig guy stops mid-sentence, stares slack-jawed for a couple seconds at the penguins he's just dowsed in agent orange then grabs his weapon and takes his own life.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Sideswipe on September 17, 2008, 11:48:17 AM
good stuff
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 17, 2008, 12:51:04 PM
DID YOU CLEAN YOU ROOM ??

YES, I cleaned I room, now get off I case!  Sheesh!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 17, 2008, 12:54:24 PM
DID YOU CLEAN YOU ROOM ??

YES, I cleaned I room, now get off I case!  Sheesh!
It's the economy.....we have to cut back on the amount of leters we use....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 17, 2008, 12:56:32 PM
DID YOU CLEAN YOU ROOM ??

YES, I cleaned I room, now get off I case!  Sheesh!
It's the economy.....we have to cut back on the amount of leters we use....

That's bull!  John McCain said that the fundamentals of our economy were strong!  I'm not cutting back n th mnt f lttrs  s!

(Just the vowels.)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on September 17, 2008, 12:58:19 PM
DID YOU CLEAN YOU ROOM ??

YES, I cleaned I room, now get off I case!  Sheesh!
It's the economy.....we have to cut back on the amount of leters we use....
Thanks P.S.C.D.!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 17, 2008, 01:01:20 PM
Thanks P.S.C.D.!

That's PSD until further notice.   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 17, 2008, 01:02:14 PM
Full Stops are well pricey
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 17, 2008, 01:03:41 PM
How much are question and exclamation marks

And commas
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 17, 2008, 01:06:37 PM
Well commas are probably slightly cheaper so I suggest we just adopt the convention of writing huge run on sentences that end up sounding a bit like Molly Bloom, of course that would lead to slight over use of the exclamation point, yes!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 17, 2008, 01:08:00 PM
Well, thank God!  I was afraid that if we were deprived of those punctuation marks, then our posts would begin to sound too much like bad modern poetry!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 17, 2008, 01:57:35 PM
Well, thank God!  I was afraid that if we were deprived of those punctuation marks, then our posts would begin to sound too much like bad modern poetry!

In other words, modern poetry.

 ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tyrant on September 17, 2008, 02:33:29 PM
Well commas are probably slightly cheaper so I suggest we just adopt the convention of writing huge run on sentences that end up sounding a bit like Molly Bloom, of course that would lead to slight over use of the exclamation point, yes!

  I say we just go whole hog and type standard Internet-ese like on other boards. We all need to stop being so smart and wasting our time with readable English.

 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 17, 2008, 03:28:14 PM
Well commas are probably slightly cheaper so I suggest we just adopt the convention of writing huge run on sentences that end up sounding a bit like Molly Bloom, of course that would lead to slight over use of the exclamation point, yes!

  I say we just go whole hog and type standard Internet-ese like on other boards. We all need to stop being so smart and wasting our time with readable English.

O rly?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Compound on September 17, 2008, 03:39:44 PM
Well commas are probably slightly cheaper so I suggest we just adopt the convention of writing huge run on sentences that end up sounding a bit like Molly Bloom, of course that would lead to slight over use of the exclamation point, yes!

  I say we just go whole hog and type standard Internet-ese like on other boards. We all need to stop being so smart and wasting our time with readable English.

O rly?

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8636/crowrlyuw6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 19, 2008, 12:39:15 PM
Here's a WTF? moment....

Was looking for a CD cheap.  Found this website that buys and sells CDs and DVDs and was just curious what they're paying for MST3K discs...

Check out what they're paying for the MST3K 20th Anniversary set (http://www.secondspin.com/search.jsp?page=1&type=movies.title.sell&query=Mystery+Science+Theater+3000&image.x=10&image.y=6)......now.....before it's even released!

Anyone out there who has one now...I'll give you $20....   ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: jewishcarpenter on September 19, 2008, 10:15:06 PM
Sometimes my job sucks the soul out of me and I need a nap.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: gbeenie on September 20, 2008, 12:04:51 PM
Well commas are probably slightly cheaper so I suggest we just adopt the convention of writing huge run on sentences that end up sounding a bit like Molly Bloom, of course that would lead to slight over use of the exclamation point, yes!

  I say we just go whole hog and type standard Internet-ese like on other boards. We all need to stop being so smart and wasting our time with readable English.

O rly?

Ya srsly.

On my partner's former paper route, there's a street called Orly Ct. We had a great many lulz over that.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Hebs on September 20, 2008, 08:31:06 PM

WHERE"S THAT BEN STIEN? I NEED TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT HOW EVOLUTION WORKS,
BUT ONLY AFTER HE HOOKS ME UP WITH
A VAT OF CLEAR EYES.


 :D  BAhahah - nice :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 22, 2008, 12:07:54 PM
I giggled with girlish glee when I read the Mafia game, featuring The Warrior as host as Sean Hannity.  But I don't want to play in the game.  I want to co-GM the game as Keith Olbermann.  You know, so we can actually claim that everything is fair and balanced.  In a roundabout sort of way.

God, I'm such a loser.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Raven on September 22, 2008, 05:52:50 PM
Here's a thought.  If Michael Bay is stricken with Parkinsons Disease, will we be able to see his movies?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on September 22, 2008, 06:37:44 PM
Is Parkinson's the one where your penis falls off and your rectum collapses in on itself?  I hope it is that one!
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: TeamRAD on September 24, 2008, 07:32:35 AM

Really PETA? Really??

http://www.wnbc.com/news/17539627/detail.html

Ah, no.



Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2008, 07:47:24 AM
Ah PeTA, when will you cease your loopy shenanigans?

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on September 24, 2008, 07:50:08 AM
Penn and Teller's Bullshit episode on them is pretty excoriating.  Which made it brilliant, of course.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 24, 2008, 07:54:23 AM
Penn and Teller's Bullshit episode on them is pretty excoriating.  Which made it brilliant, of course.

BTW, are we certain that Penn and Teller's Bullshit is actually them "exposing" the myths about things?

Or is it them manufacturing crap about subjects to make it look like these things are myths much in the way they make it look like Teller is sticking long needles into himself and other stuff....that it's not all just another con/misdirection/magic trick of theirs?

 ???
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on September 24, 2008, 07:56:02 AM
Wouldn't "manufacturing crap" technically fall into libel?  I've never really looked, but wouldn't they be sued if there wasn't some factual basis for the things they say?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 24, 2008, 08:06:35 AM
Wouldn't "manufacturing crap" technically fall into libel?  I've never really looked, but wouldn't they be sued if there wasn't some factual basis for the things they say?
Like someone who bought a ticket to their magic show could claim fraud since no genuine magic was done....just tricks...and they'd lose?

They can claim First Amendment, saying that it's satire.  I mean, do they target specific companies or just beliefs?  And after that one saying that second-hand smoke danger was a myth they might have found a nice little package from the tobacco companies waiting for them.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 24, 2008, 08:24:12 AM
Just saying, when I read the headline of Tripe's article, I gagged.

Then again, I also have a cold, and the gagging was related to my illness, rather than the content of the article, but I thought I may as well mention it.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2008, 08:29:04 AM
My article?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Dim of the Yard on September 24, 2008, 08:41:27 AM
TeamRAD's article.  My bad.  You posted immediately after he did and I got confused.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 24, 2008, 09:11:53 AM
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/ofc/853270592.html (http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/ofc/853270592.html)

They say all of this like this is unusual for the job market here.    :(
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 25, 2008, 12:50:39 AM
(http://www.dejavurl.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/eagle-eye.jpg)

Yech. Don't try to grow any kind of beard or goatee unless your facial hair has come in all the way. He looks like Cletus.

(http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/images/cletus_the_slackjawed_yokel.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 05:03:12 AM
Also if I were that girl I'd have wanted a different publicity pic issued, one that didn't point the camera right up my nose.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on September 25, 2008, 05:06:00 AM
That's just how her nose looks straight on though.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 05:11:23 AM
Eww scary, kind of like Madeleine Stowe, watch The Last of the Mohicans, she has to have one of the wierdest looking noses ever, it's like it's made of wax and melting slightly.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 25, 2008, 06:51:12 AM
Eww scary, kind of like Madeleine Stowe, watch The Last of the Mohicans, she has to have one of the wierdest looking noses ever, it's like it's made of wax and melting slightly.

Oh Madeleine Stowe
Where did you go?
Wherever you are, please say hello
To Andie MacDowell.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 06:58:31 AM
Another inexplicable love object. I never buy people finding her attractive in films, she's so mind meltingly boring.

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on September 25, 2008, 07:01:30 AM
Another inexplicable love object. I never buy people finding her attractive in films, she so mind meltingly boring.

That's just so wrong on so many levels... :)

She's utterly gorgeous in Groundhog Day. 
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 07:05:41 AM
But boring as hell.


I never disputed her prettiness, it's her dullness of character I find repellant. In every bleeding film she's in. :)

Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 25, 2008, 07:49:02 AM
But boring as hell.


I never disputed her prettiness, it's her dullness of character I find repellant. In every bleeding film she's in.
Four Weddings and a Funeral - funny, funny, funny movie and then she shows up.  Instant black hole.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 07:55:32 AM
But boring as hell.


I never disputed her prettiness, it's her dullness of character I find repellant. In every bleeding film she's in.
Four Weddings and a Funeral - funny, funny, funny movie and then she shows up.  Instant black hole.

Exactly, were I Charles, I'd have gone for either Fiona or Scarlett
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 25, 2008, 07:58:50 AM
But boring as hell.


I never disputed her prettiness, it's her dullness of character I find repellant. In every bleeding film she's in.
Four Weddings and a Funeral - funny, funny, funny movie and then she shows up.  Instant black hole.

Exactly, were I Charles, I'd have gone for either Fiona or Scarlett
Or anyone just walking by at any random moment.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: a pretty girl is like on September 25, 2008, 09:29:14 AM
I didn't mean to start an Andie MacDowell backlash.  I merely meant to critique the sad lack of quality roles for women in Hollywood.

However, I do approve of the Andie MacDowell backlash.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 09:32:42 AM
But boring as hell.

I never disputed her prettiness, it's her dullness of character I find repellant. In every bleeding film she's in.
Four Weddings and a Funeral - funny, funny, funny movie and then she shows up.  Instant black hole.
Exactly, were I Charles, I'd have gone for either Fiona or Scarlett
Or anyone just walking by at any random moment.

Or Matthew ;)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 25, 2008, 09:52:28 AM
I didn't mean to start an Andie MacDowell backlash.  I merely meant to critique the sad lack of quality roles for women in Hollywood.

Or at least quality roles from women older than 25.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 25, 2008, 01:32:31 PM
Why isn't this movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078766/) out on DVD?   >:(

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S2SCBGDFL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: mrbasehart on September 27, 2008, 08:17:37 PM
Was looking up some recommendations for DVD commentaries on the 'net and guess who I found? ZachsMind!

Ye Olde Timers may remember him as the first truly nutty guy to appear on the boards.  Nice to know he's still alive, I suppose.  :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on September 30, 2008, 05:22:42 PM
So I just replaced the lighting in my Kitchen  with "Daylight" tubes.

It's like Tahnee Welch and Brian Dennehy have dropped by to make supper.
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: OmegaR! on September 30, 2008, 10:28:26 PM
I have an unhealthy fixation on Anne Robinson....

Thought came to me while watching Dirty Dancing....
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 01, 2008, 05:10:46 AM
As in "You Are the Weakest Link, go wait for me in my bedroom!" ?
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 01, 2008, 10:27:30 AM
Am I the only one watching "Dancing With the Stars" - I'm going to gamble and say "Yes".

But this performance by Lance Bass to the song "I Kissed A Girl".....

http://www.youtube.com/v/rGAAf84hTc0&hl=en&fs=1

And at the end of the song he plants one on the dancing partner....fine, it's part of the performance.

But then, he goes on with the schtick of the lip balm and then doing the whole "Wow, that was hot!" pantomine on the way to the Judge's Table....

Dude, you've been out how long now?   :-\
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Tripe on October 01, 2008, 10:39:21 AM
Yeah but the lyrics:

Quote
This was never the way I planned
Not my intention
I got so brave, drink in hand
Lost my discretion

It's not what
I'm used to
Just wanna try u on
I'm curious for you
Caught my attention

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

No I don't even know your name
It doesn't matter
You're my experimental game
Just human nature

It's not what
Good girls do
Not how they should behave
My head gets
So confused
Hard to obey

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Us girls we are so magical
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Hard to resist so touchable
Too good to deny it
Ain't no big deal, it's innocent

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked it
I liked it

Sort of applies to a gay man as much as straight woman.  I mean the implications are slightly different but the lyrics still fit. :)
Title: Re: Completely Random Thoughts
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 01, 2008, 12:05:39 PM
Yeah but the lyrics:

Sort of applies to a gay man as much a