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by McLurker
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 33886

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

ChrisW48 wrote:I've always wanted to answer 'scotched' when asked how I want my eggs. Wouldn't work well in this scenario though.


If a woman told me she wanted her eggs 'scotched' I'd be pleased.
by McLurker
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has Digg been manipulated?
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

the Ronpaul spammers on Digg confuse me. How many Digg users are likely to be registered Republicans? Since he has no chance of getting the nomination, the number of Digg users who will ever get a chance to vote for him must be pretty small.
by McLurker
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Identification!
Replies: 14
Views: 3891

I did a Google search to try to find this out (it sounds familiar to me, but I can't think of the title) and this post was top of my results. Man, Google are getting fast at indexing the web.
by McLurker
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Flowers for Algernon
Replies: 16
Views: 5903

I've read both the book and the short story version. I prefer the short story version to the novel-length version; it seems to me that the transition to a novel didn't really add much of significance to the short story. I agree. Its the same with Asimov's Nightfall . Some stories have one perfect i...
by McLurker
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 106158

Sometimes I hate reading xkcd because it starts up my old chain of thought of: "A girlfriend would be nice" -> "I'm at an engineering school! There has to be a girl with similar interests" -> "Wait, this school consists of 20% females, and I'm not confident enough to overco...
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Obscure/Difficult but worthwhile SFF
Replies: 38
Views: 6753

There is a certain kind of (Norrellish?) reader who does not just tolerate digressions and footnotes, but who loves them. (One series which does this a lot, and which is held in exceedingly high regard, is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.) They add a tremendous amount of depth to a story which...
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1849551

Foster
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 106158

I knew I could finally consider myself a grown-up at the moment in my mid-20s when I stopped being mostly attacted to women who were a bit older than me and started being attracted to ones who were a bit younger than me.

It is the true sign of maturity.
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Homebrew Cures
Replies: 38
Views: 3272

Sleep. Spending more time in bed is the best cure for a cold.

That and whisky (note the lack of an "e").
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The IT Crowd
Replies: 58
Views: 11066

I love it. I was a fan of Father Ted , the first show the series' creator did (obligatory "quote lines incessantly the day after" material when i was a student- the Python of my generation) and this is just as funny. I'm sad Chris Morris isn't in it any more, though. BTW, all 3 episodes of...
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fight Club
Replies: 50
Views: 6473

I preferred the film. Its one of three books that makes me say that (the others being he Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe - not a bad book, just some objectionable ideas in it. And The Godfather . One of the best films ever made- what a shit book). I feel a "films that were better than the book...
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 36848

The worst thing about Atlas Shrugged is its fans. The book is incredibly bad, but fans of Rand's ideology feel the need to worship it, and persuade other people it is the best book ever written. See the amazon reviews if you need a good laugh. It's like Christian Contemporary Music. Pure crap, but i...
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain Banks Novels
Replies: 9
Views: 2937

My favourite Culture novel is Look to Windward, but you might want to read Consider Phlebas first, as it refers to events in the first book.

The Wasp Factory is excellent. Disturbing, but fantastic.
by McLurker
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-Fiction
Replies: 90
Views: 9894

I've just finished Raw Spirit by Ian Banks. A book on whisky, driving around Scotland, practical jokes, whisky, drunken urban climbing, rants and whisky.

Brilliant.
by McLurker
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 94000

While I strongly disagree with the war in Afghanistan, I wouldn't compare the actions of the military there with IDF actions. The coalition military in Afghanistan at least try to avoid blowing up civilian neighbourhoods, the IDF target them.
by McLurker
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 94000

if you assume that ethnic/social rifts are an Israeli phenomenon, then you're deeply mistaken... :) Like I said, the differene is one of degree. There is racism in every country, but some countries have racism built into the fabric of their society at a deeper level than others. How many Muslim bab...
by McLurker
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 94000

Ever see the American dollar bill? Ever hear someone go under oath in an American court of law? Ever read half of Europe's national anthems...? Ever inquire as to England's official state religion ? National symbols that make religious references are hardly evidence of pervasive religious following...
by McLurker
Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 91135

Just when you thought creationism couldn't get any worse... Creationists use failed "free energy" machine as evidence This is perhaps the best physical evidence I have ever seen against the absurd assumptions of materialism. The materialists are utterly convinced that "free energy&quo...
by McLurker
Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Movie Quote Game!
Replies: 219
Views: 36675

I knew it was Dennis Hopper, just got the wrong film.

Speed!

Yes, I'm a short son of a bitch. My daddy was a short son of a bitch, my mother was shorter than him, and my brother, my brother was so short we couldn't even see him.
by McLurker
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1209820

Image
by McLurker
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Questions only
Replies: 965
Views: 117477

Can't you read?
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1177882

Sigur Ros - Glósóli
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 882471

evilbeanfiend wrote:bad news: nazi's burned your books


<offtopic>more bad news: grammar nazis burned your apostrophies</offtopic>
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Movie Synopsis Game
Replies: 18
Views: 7501

A grammar pedant who fails to understand the correct use of a semicolon.

Excellent
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Odd Habits
Replies: 84
Views: 11809

Me, too!

Of course, if many people do this, then it increases the number of things that are being handled.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Robots!
Replies: 43
Views: 6772

Azrael wrote:
bookishbunny wrote:Optimus Prime has a genlte sensitive-type sex-appeal.

What? Stop looking at me.


*gawks*


You are fooling no-one.

I can tell you are actually gawking at Optimus Prime.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How much are you REALLY worth?
Replies: 93
Views: 10508

$5625

If they are valuing cadavers in dollars, I'd better cash in now. The way things are going, $5625 is going to be worth next to bugger all in good old £££ pretty soon.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 882471

bad news: you are in the UK, where badgers are a protected species and killing one can get you fined
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 134327

So is a platinum visa card.

\/ is the subject of stories of ineptitude read by Cheney to Bush in order to make him feel competent.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 882471

Good news! Everyone knows badgers are crap shots.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Robots!
Replies: 43
Views: 6772

Yep, you are all right about HAL.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Movie Quote Game!
Replies: 219
Views: 36675

Johnthemage wrote:
The quote people still have to find is

Poor people are crazy, (name). I'm eccentric.


Easy Rider?
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 134327

No, a wolf dressed as mutton.

V is as hot as a dying penguin's last breath.

bookishbunny wrote:Er....maybe I shouldn't have kissed McLurker. Was that inappropriate? Am I gonna get sued????


From someone who desribes herself as a Rare Book Tramp it's not inappropriate.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029537

digitalc wrote:the shoes you're wearing. the goth kids in california (my part anyways) call them creepers.


In the UK, we call them brothel creepers.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesomely random Wikipedia entries
Replies: 241
Views: 34776

by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 882471

Bad News Just because you are unaware of it eating you, doesn't mean it can't eat you.
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 134327

Old people get bored easily

V has a room temperature I.Q. And lives in Antarctica. In a unheated house. With the window open.

I seem to be crossposting a lot today
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Changing words
Replies: 296
Views: 33074

meat spin

(If you don't already know, you don't want to know. And if you do already know, you probably wish you didn't)
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23681
Views: 1849551

Wrong before I posted, and now right. Spooky.

xkcd (I may be wrong on this one, but it's worth a go)
by McLurker
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Robots!
Replies: 43
Views: 6772

Robots!

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