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by thisisdavid
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40120

Re: "Tones" Discussion

He must have one of those phones that just calls his kids and life alert
by thisisdavid
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder
Replies: 88
Views: 10635

Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

this is like when i found out that "the giver" was a trilogy. some loose ends shouldn't be tied up.
by thisisdavid
Thu May 22, 2008 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Replies: 111
Views: 22576

Indiana Jones: Balls deep in the whore of movie sequels

Here's a review I tapped out in my rage a few minutes after I got home. enjoy? sleep. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- bad terrible awful bad doubleplus ungood. Is there anything that they could have possibly done worse with this movie? This movie references it's predecessors like...
by thisisdavid
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes everybody is wrong
Replies: 54
Views: 6761

Re: Sometimes everybody is wrong

He hasn't taken federal funds, but another part of public financing law is that you can't withdraw from it if you try to gain an advantage with it by using it as a security or fallback for your private financing method. If the FEC had a quorum, they would have to investigate this before declaring h...
by thisisdavid
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes everybody is wrong
Replies: 54
Views: 6761

Re: Sometimes everybody is wrong

http://firedoglake.com/2008/03/23/mccain-is-now-a-campaign-finance-criminal/ Front page of digg, more misinformed McCain bashing " According to the latest Federal Election Commission report, John McCain has now spent $58.4 million dollars. McCain applied for public financing, and according to F...
by thisisdavid
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best space RTS
Replies: 26
Views: 6366

Re: best space RTS

How long did it take yall to get the hang of sins? I'm playing it right now and kinda blundering about, but still having some *very* slow paced fun. Seriously, after battle for middle earth 2 it's like the world is moving in slow motion.
by thisisdavid
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best space RTS
Replies: 26
Views: 6366

Re: best space RTS

by customizable i mean keeping capital ships throughout campaigns and upgrading their armor and weaponry and such. I don't know how many games actually incorporate this, but it seems rather bland to have a bunch of capital ships running around that are identical to eachother
by thisisdavid
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best space RTS
Replies: 26
Views: 6366

best space RTS

I want to find a good solid space RTS that has good multiplayer, I tried homeworld 2 a few years ago but I couldn't stand it for some reason, probably because the unit designs were uninspired and uncustomizable, plus it took forever to get anywhere. That being my only experience with this genre, wha...
by thisisdavid
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dance or Martial Arts?
Replies: 85
Views: 8128

Re: Dance or Martial Arts?

For what you want, dance definitely. First off, Tae Kwon Do is probably the least practical martial art for defending your self against someone who wants to hurt you, youtube search for Tae Kwon Do vs Muay Thai, I guarantee you wont find a video where the TKD guy wins. I'm not a fanboy for any marti...
by thisisdavid
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Prank of the night
Replies: 30
Views: 2614

Re: Prank of the night

I've finagled the door code to my best friend's SUV and I'm collecting objects to fill it up with. So far all I've got is a road work warning orange and white thing, a gingerbread house from christmas, and a few things like a garden gnome, an old ass candle holder and part of what I think is a bed f...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Too much focus
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: Too much focus

Michelangelo's 14 foot, 10 ton David stands next to a stump. But it isn't connected to it. I love the sneaky little "fuck you"s that artists put into their works aimed at other artists. Are you sure? I can't find any reference to this, and in fact, I found several places that call it a &q...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Too much focus
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: Too much focus

Art and science doesn't have to be mutually exclusive, so maybe if you're a science minded person and you feel that you arent getting enough out of art, you should try looking at art in that way as a way of appreciating it, just as a start. Take, for example, Michelangelo's David. http://www.econ.oh...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Modern art
Replies: 161
Views: 11309

Re: Modern art

monochrome paintings aren't quite as silly when you see them in person. I've seen a 10' x 15' or so sandbox filled with pure, dry blue pigment, where if you stare at it you start to see it almost ripple or undulate, you can actually get pretty lost in it. Like many conventional paintings, sometimes ...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Modern art
Replies: 161
Views: 11309

Re: Modern art

absolutely. When I have time I'll post a list of the more absurd things I've seen, but at the Modern in Ft Worth there's definitely a florescent lightbulb mounted at a 45 degree angle in the same room as an Andy Warhol. As I said, it's all about telling the fakes apart from the art.
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Modern art
Replies: 161
Views: 11309

Modern art

Do you enjoy it? Or do you think it's ridiculous and stupid? For me it's all about being able to tell the difference between works that mean something and works that wish they meant something.

Points if you can name my avatar
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Accents you hate or love
Replies: 89
Views: 7090

Re: Accents you hate or love

One that really grates on me is Mexican. If you've ever been unfortunate enough to hear Carlos Mencia talk, that's what I'm talking about. It's not that bad if it's on a young person. Their accents are much softer. Older-than-35 Mexicans, however, tend to have much more trouble converting frictativ...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Accents you hate or love
Replies: 89
Views: 7090

Re: Accents you hate or love

My favorite accents: Australian = South African = Irish > Public school English/BBC English > Scottish> old money Virginian, think Robert Duvall in... the Civil War movie that Martin Sheen wasn't in I feel that I do well with my Texan accent, though I really only use it when I'm trying to charm some...
by thisisdavid
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: HAI GUYZ (Oh god please help me)
Replies: 96
Views: 8345

Re: HAI GUYZ (Oh god please help me)

google it is the new ask your parents.
by thisisdavid
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mafia arrested while watching mafia arrest
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Mafia arrested while watching mafia arrest

doonesbury did it first
by thisisdavid
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0360: "Writers Strike"
Replies: 125
Views: 22996

Re: "Writers Strike" Discussion

i do miss my fake news, but until there is an internet strike of some sort i'll be fine
by thisisdavid
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Secret message hidden on xkcd?
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

Re: Secret message hidden on xkcd?

I figure they're just emblematic examples of xkcd, I first happened upon xkcd when i was searching for zeppelins on google images and came across the zeppelin watch comic.
by thisisdavid
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 65
Views: 22508

Re: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?

a nice pair of moccasins, and the "if this shirt is witty enough" xkcd shirt. I saw the office shirts googled on my moms computer, i hope its a decent one if she gets me that. I already bought myself the orange box, so i basically dont need anything else ever. Except a macbook pro. *shiver...
by thisisdavid
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Buying a Minivan - Nerdhelp Required
Replies: 70
Views: 6105

Re: Buying a Minivan - Nerdhelp Required

Toyota highlanders are nice, plenty of room, it gets basically the same milage in town as my Sonata :/ and you can TOW STUFF (ragh man points). A used 06 or 07 shouldn't be horribly expensive. I'd buy a decade old Astro before I got a minivan, fuel economy be damned, I could live in there. If you mu...
by thisisdavid
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tender me laptop advice
Replies: 54
Views: 6662

Re: Tender me laptop advice

wow thanks for the fast advice guys, and bnooogers, how bout that $85,000 scholarship? I'd really like to graduate debt free, and OU has both a good honors program and it's raking in money right now, so the quality of the school is increasing very fast. i didn't know that the intel dualcore ran wind...
by thisisdavid
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tender me laptop advice
Replies: 54
Views: 6662

Tender me laptop advice

I'm starting to get excited about getting my college laptop over the summer, and not knowing too much about notebooks i thought i'd ask for input here. Here's what I'm looking for. I have a pretty nice budget to work with, since god willing i get named as national merit semi-finalist and I name OU a...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "w00t" Word of the Year
Replies: 27
Views: 3233

Re: "w00t" Word of the Year

heheh a few weeks ago there was a word on the new york times crossword puzzle that was a 4 letter hacker expression of triumph :D
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my MIT decision
Replies: 34
Views: 3074

Re: I get MIT admissions decisions in ~30 minute as of this edit

MIT was beating down my door this year due to my test scores and minority status (1/16 Chickasaw ftw), but I didn't bother applying since my grades are B range and I'm better at liberal arts anyways. Good luck though, if you get in you should start likening yourself to Gordon Freeman at every opport...
by thisisdavid
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: question about cats
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

Re: question about cats

yeah, most cats just do the ass arching thing, but mine will immediately convulse and start gnawing himself or my hand if its close to his face, even if he was dozing before. I know he can reach this spot on his own. He probably has this particular reaction because he does the reciprocal grooming th...
by thisisdavid
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 28-Hour Day
Replies: 42
Views: 6542

Re: 28-Hour Day

create a poll where people guess how long it will take for you to go batshit insane
by thisisdavid
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: question about cats
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

question about cats

Cats seem to have some nerve or something at the point where their backs and tails meet, where if you scratch it they more or less freak out. I've known cats that arch their backs very high when scratched there, and my friend Catherine always starts frantically licking/gnawing the closest thing to h...
by thisisdavid
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Game Theory Simulation
Replies: 16
Views: 1797

Re: Game Theory Simulation

Isn't it the idea of game theory that the maximum score is made when both sides cooperate? Does this game show that? Sorry, the extent of my knowledge of game theory comes from wikipedia and a beautiful mind.
by thisisdavid
Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Command & Conquer
Replies: 55
Views: 5255

Re: Command & Conquer

for me red alert 1 will always be the best of the series, with the original C&C following. everything from tiberian sun onward has just been too wonky, what with cyborgs and mind control and the like, and i just cant get into all the superspecialized units from RA2, all i ever used was GIs and r...
by thisisdavid
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hottest songs ever, or "Oh god yes!" put to music.
Replies: 91
Views: 12369

Re: Hottest songs ever, or "Oh god yes!" put to music.

afternoon delight

lets talk dirty in hawaiian - John Prine
by thisisdavid
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: call of duty 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: call of duty 4

yeah thats the way i'm leaning at the moment. I'd really be playing COD for the multiplayer largely, since I know that infinity ward doesn't skimp out in that department, but still, TF2 sounds about as appetizing.
by thisisdavid
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: call of duty 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

call of duty 4

Anyone played this yet? I'm torn between this and the orange box. Discuss?
by thisisdavid
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0337: "Post Office Showdown"
Replies: 155
Views: 28880

Re: "Post Office Showdown" Discussion

i say, isnt thatt wourd thar misspeld?
by thisisdavid
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Blag" on NPR
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: "Blag" on NPR

It was probably Faith Salie, the host of Fair Game, seeing as weird underground culture is one of her things. As an NPR addict, I have to say that much of the programming is not nearly as tight-assed as one might think. I've heard a 30 minute interview with John McCrea of Cake, stories about world o...
by thisisdavid
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177442

Re: Making the world a weirder place

lecture hall musical:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3SwhzFsuvQc

library musical:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-mUyvaPtsJw

some extremely funny and weird stuff.
by thisisdavid
Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Stephen Colbert for president?
Replies: 43
Views: 5466

Re: Stephen Colbert for president?

Obama's at 300 odd thousand members for his million man group after months... Stephen hits a million in little over a week.

never.



EVER.


let anyone tell you that online voting is a plausible idea.

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