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« Reply #120 on: January 14, 2011, 11:57:10 PM »


Eärendil will patrol the walls of night only until the sun reaches red giant stage, engulfing the Morning Star on his brow. Light and high beauty are passing things as well.
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« Reply #121 on: January 15, 2011, 04:37:29 AM »

Quote from: Moliere on January 05, 2011, 06:00:39 AM



'Grandpa, what was it like in the Before time?' 'It was hell. People went around saying glass was a slow-flowing liquid. You folks these days don't know how good you have it.'

I just spent the morning reading that very Wikipedia article.
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« Reply #122 on: March 28, 2011, 02:39:16 AM »


The best hugs are probably from hagfish, which can extrude microscopic filaments that convert a huge volume of water around them to slime in seconds. Instant cozy blanket!
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« Reply #123 on: March 30, 2011, 11:43:41 PM »

not the typical nerd humor, but very funny anyway...


'That was definitely not in my top three wishes.' - 'Who said anything about YOUR wishes.'
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« Reply #124 on: April 23, 2011, 04:30:05 PM »



once again, xkcd makes the jump into real life.


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« Reply #125 on: April 25, 2011, 11:25:53 PM »

while this never occurred to me before, he does make a very valid point...


For some reason, my childhood suspension of disbelief had no problem with the fact that this ancient galaxy is full of humans, but was derailed by language. There's no Asia OR Europe there, so where'd they get all the Indo-European roots?
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« Reply #126 on: April 25, 2011, 11:49:49 PM »

I always found it jarring that Han says, "Then I'll see you in Hell" as he rides off on his tauntaun in ESB.  Even as a kid I went, "Wait a minute, would they even have Hell?"
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« Reply #127 on: April 26, 2011, 07:05:00 PM »

Agreed.  This 'mistake' is made in many fictional movie where they are in another world aside from earth.  It doesn't bug me that much, but I notice it every time and wonder why not just call it something else, preferably something that fits the lore of the world the movie/story is about?

I'm not sure what would be equal to hell in Star Wars though.  To say "I'll see you on the dark side" dosen't quite have the same meaning.
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« Reply #128 on: April 26, 2011, 07:20:26 PM »

Meh - hell is more of an idea than an actual place. It's not like Han says "I'll see you in London!".
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« Reply #129 on: April 26, 2011, 07:27:47 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on April 26, 2011, 07:20:26 PM

Meh - hell is more of an idea than an actual place. It's not like Han says "I'll see you in London!".

But it's an idea based on a specific religious setup.  A setup that does not seem to exist in the films.  Even the idea seems to conflict with what is in the films.  There's no talk about an afterlife at all, except in that we return to the Force (or, at the very least, some do).

I'm not saying it ruined the movie or anything, but I notice it every time.
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« Reply #130 on: April 26, 2011, 07:39:11 PM »

Who is to say they didn't event hell a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and we just stole the idea?
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« Reply #131 on: June 29, 2011, 11:04:04 PM »


On one hand, you'll never be able to convince your parents to switch. On the other hand, you'll never be able to convince your parents to switch!
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« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2011, 12:28:18 AM »

this may not be all that funny, but it's still a damn good strip...


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« Reply #133 on: August 05, 2011, 01:47:41 PM »

Quote from: Ragnarok on April 26, 2011, 07:05:00 PM

Agreed.  This 'mistake' is made in many fictional movie where they are in another world aside from earth.  It doesn't bug me that much, but I notice it every time and wonder why not just call it something else, preferably something that fits the lore of the world the movie/story is about?

I'm not sure what would be equal to hell in Star Wars though.  To say "I'll see you on the dark side" dosen't quite have the same meaning.

I love it when authors can change 'common' sayings to fit the lore/story. Two examples come to mind: Harry Dresden exclaims "Stars and Stones" where it feels a "jesus christ" facepalm is appropriate, and the characters in the Percy Jackson books exclaim "Thank the Gods" instead of "Thank God", I know it's a little thing but it helps engross me into the story.
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« Reply #134 on: August 05, 2011, 01:55:50 PM »

Blood and bloody ashes!

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« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2011, 02:06:30 PM »

what the frak
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« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2011, 02:08:07 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on August 05, 2011, 02:06:30 PM

what the frak

wrong fraking thread?
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« Reply #137 on: August 05, 2011, 03:06:08 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 05, 2011, 02:08:07 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 05, 2011, 02:06:30 PM

what the frak

wrong fraking thread?

I think Moliere was continuing the "changing common sayings to fit the universe" discussion.
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« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2011, 03:10:24 PM »

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Quote from: Moliere on August 05, 2011, 02:06:30 PM

what the frak

wrong fraking thread?

I think Moliere was continuing the "changing common sayings to fit the universe" discussion.

Fraking right. CeeKay gets fraking engaged and all the sudden he loses his ability to make fraking logical fraking connections.
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« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2011, 03:14:40 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on August 05, 2011, 03:10:24 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 05, 2011, 03:06:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 05, 2011, 02:08:07 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 05, 2011, 02:06:30 PM

what the frak

wrong fraking thread?

I think Moliere was continuing the "changing common sayings to fit the universe" discussion.

Fraking right. CeeKay gets fraking engaged and all the sudden he loses his ability to make fraking logical fraking connections.

frak me.
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« Reply #140 on: August 05, 2011, 11:07:31 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 25, 2011, 11:49:49 PM

I always found it jarring that Han says, "Then I'll see you in Hell" as he rides off on his tauntaun in ESB.  Even as a kid I went, "Wait a minute, would they even have Hell?"

The concept of Hell is very common in religions.  It's hardly a Judeo/Christian/Western-only construct.  See Wikipedia.

It's extremely likely that a number of the various religions which the many planets in the Star Wars cosmos would have come up with would have had the concept of Hell and quite likely that the concept would have permeated secular speak.  In fact given the number of Earth religions that have come up with the concept, and given the size of the Star Wars universe it would be quite surprising for the concept to not exist in the Star Wars universe. 

So even in the context of the Star Wars universe Han's comment makes a lot of sense.
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« Reply #141 on: August 10, 2011, 07:35:46 PM »

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« Reply #142 on: August 10, 2011, 07:40:08 PM »

Well, now you can't use that one.

The worst part is those sites that have requirements for what your password can be. 

There are too many that wouldn't allow "correct horse battery staple".
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« Reply #143 on: August 10, 2011, 07:52:38 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 10, 2011, 07:40:08 PM

Well, now you can't use that one.

The worst part is those sites that have requirements for what your password can be. 

There are too many that wouldn't allow "correct horse battery staple".

I hate it when sites only allow 7 character passwords.
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« Reply #144 on: August 11, 2011, 02:24:42 AM »

Or worse yet, MSFT AD policies that feed example one, and ban example two. They should base new passwords on weighted difficulty.
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« Reply #145 on: August 20, 2011, 12:39:51 AM »


I felt so clever when I found a way to game the Fitocracy system by incorporating a set of easy but high-scoring activities into my regular schedule. Took me a bit to realize I'd been tricked into setting up a daily exercise routine
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« Reply #146 on: August 21, 2011, 05:05:03 PM »

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I felt so clever when I found a way to game the Fitocracy system by incorporating a set of easy but high-scoring activities into my regular schedule. Took me a bit to realize I'd been tricked into setting up a daily exercise routine
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« Reply #147 on: September 21, 2011, 10:50:13 PM »


Those few who escaped found the emergency cutoff box disabled. The stampede lasted two hours and reached the bottom three times
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« Reply #148 on: September 22, 2011, 03:28:31 AM »

I LoL'd. Thank you.
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« Reply #149 on: November 21, 2011, 04:06:55 PM »



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« Reply #150 on: November 21, 2011, 04:20:46 PM »

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« Reply #151 on: November 22, 2011, 01:33:01 AM »

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« Reply #152 on: December 01, 2011, 01:52:07 AM »



The SLS head engineer plans to invite Shania Twain to stand under the completed prototype, then tell her, 'I don't expect you to date me just because I'm a rocket scientist, but you've gotta admit--this is pretty fucking impressive.'
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« Reply #153 on: December 06, 2011, 02:24:48 AM »


I've always wondered whether you could drink slowly enough, and eliminate fast enough, that you just sort of peed continuously. But I'm afraid to try because I worry someone might call while I'm doing it and ask what I'm up to, and I won't be able to think of a lie.
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« Reply #154 on: December 28, 2011, 05:31:55 PM »

Making Things Difficult...



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« Reply #155 on: January 11, 2012, 05:30:39 AM »

Game AIs

The top computer champion at Seven Minutes in Heaven is a Honda-built Realdoll, but to date it has been unable to outperform the human Seven Minutes in Heaven champion, Ken Jennings.
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« Reply #156 on: January 11, 2012, 01:41:29 PM »

confused I thought that Honda Realdoll won against David Carradine back in June 2009.
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« Reply #157 on: February 17, 2012, 07:59:38 PM »

And sometimes I just don't have a clue what the joke is

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« Reply #158 on: February 17, 2012, 08:11:57 PM »

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And sometimes I just don't have a clue what the joke is



She's speaking complete absurdist nonsense, as DaDaist artists practiced, and is scaring the perp.
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« Reply #159 on: February 17, 2012, 08:37:22 PM »

Ok....knowing that it still isn't as funny as some of his stuff (at least I assume it is a guy who write it)  Some of them are hilarious and this one as sort of ... ehh..
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