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by swik
Thu May 14, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 3 way Competition.
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: 3 way Competition.

I'm pretty certain that you have to assume the relationship C has with A and B stays the same in the head to head matchups AND that C stays the same % to win the overall competition as before. By whatever proportion fits is what you increase A's chances of winning the entire competition to and also ...
by swik
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time travel paradoxes
Replies: 58
Views: 6287

Re: Time travel paradoxes

If you traveled back in time...and everything was just how it existed at that moment, save for the addition of you, wouldn't that be a violation of the conservation of energy or whatever?
by swik
Fri May 02, 2008 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.
Replies: 216
Views: 30670

Re: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.

I don't think I've ever turned a movie off, I fall asleep during movies all the time because I often watch movies back to back to back late at night but I always know I'm going to give them another attempt later. I mean, I love Richard Linklater movies and things in that style, I can think of a ton ...
by swik
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 30 Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: 30 Rock

I enjoy the show a lot, Tracy Morgan is usually what puts me over the top and causing me to laugh hysterically. However sometimes he stuff just misses and is too weird for the sake of being weird. Going against Seinfeld is basically blasphemy. I can't wait for more episodes of It's Always Sunny in P...
by swik
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 34230

Re: Opening Lines

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah - Richard Bach wrote:There was a Master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana, raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne.


Pretty masterful at grabbing your attention.
by swik
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Replies: 33
Views: 5235

Re: Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

It is a bit hit or miss but it just has truly awesome moments that focus on how all the characters are jerks. The episode where they have to do community service and have to get kids to play basketball is just fantastic, especially when they try to separate the kids into teams.
by swik
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Graffiti
Replies: 49
Views: 6134

Re: Graffiti

Still makes me laugh -------->
by swik
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47742

Re: Books that made you cry

I pretty much never cry at movies and especially not when reading a book, but I remember coming very close (can't actually remember if I did nor not though) when reading certain parts of Beloved. It's so horrific.
by swik
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262641

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

I really don't know anything about poetry but lately when I'm feeling lazy but feel like I should be writing something I'll quickly jot something down. I'm not sure about posting more or not. Go Fuck Yourself Wanting to Loudly shout it out A fake release from dramatics Jerking grunting and fretting ...
by swik
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Spaced U.S Remake
Replies: 43
Views: 5730

Re: Spaced U.S Remake

I've always suspected that part of the reason the average American being sort of behind compared to the rest of the world when it comes to just general knowledge about other cultures comes from the import/export of entertainment. The fact that America has such a thriving entertainment industry means...
by swik
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Munroe's Law
Replies: 15
Views: 3985

Re: Munroe's Law

Why must it be one or the other?
by swik
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Some short story
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

Some short story

As much as I hate any piece of creative writing I do I figured I might as well post something. I wrote this a few years ago for school and because of this it is even more over the top at some points than it should be. There were definitely a few moments I had to roll my eyes and groan even as I was ...
by swik
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: humor with graphs and diagrams
Replies: 104
Views: 15797

Re: humor with graphs

I'm sure everyone has seen this site as it's now quite old by internet standards and often linked to, but whatever.

This post had objectionable content.

You can probably guess what it's about.
by swik
Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)
Replies: 467
Views: 55844

Re: Favorite Quote

I heard this one the other day and I really liked it, it's from Arthur Ashe and in response to someone asking him something along the lines of why God chose him to have such a bad disease (Ashe was dying from AIDS). "The world over — 50,000,000 children start playing tennis, 5,000,000 learn to ...
by swik
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: In Bruges
Replies: 12
Views: 2369

Re: In Bruges

I've been wanting to see this movie after having read two Martin McDonagh plays in school. They were both very good and I'd be interested in seeing how a movie he wrote would look. There are a bunch of movies I have been meaning to watch so I don't know when I'm going to get around to it :/
by swik
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Spaced U.S Remake
Replies: 43
Views: 5730

Re: Spaced U.S Remake

I think there's just this fear that the networks won't be able to attract a large audience with a British cast. Whose Line Is It Anyway? managed to do pretty well didn't it? I love Spaced and when I first watched it I thought it was just the type of thing they'd remake in the U.S. but Simon is so aw...
by swik
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awareness Test and Effective Advertising
Replies: 37
Views: 2950

Re: Awareness Test and Effective Advertising

I got the number of passes and saw the bear though I didn't see it moonwalk because I stopped paying attention to it. The only reason I saw it was because I thought they were going to do something tricky and have the players in black dump the ball off to a player in white and have them pass it once ...
by swik
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: On the humanity of various creatures (and mutilating stuff)
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: On the humanity of various creatures (and mutilating stuff)

It is certainly acceptable in some situations for a dog to also wear a hat. Cat, dog, and human. The frog mascot for WB had a hat, it did not last long.
by swik
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761234

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

It would be pretty awesome to see an advertisement say "Improved by reverting to the old format! Just what the hell were we thinking?"
by swik
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 66414

Re: Dexter

I've only seen the first season, but I really liked it. However some of the acting is not always that great and the dialogue is often bad. That said the overall premise of the show is fantastic and the main character is very interesting so the bad dialogue and sometimes bad acting are easily overcome.
by swik
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10278

Re: How normal are you?

This thread reminds me of a movie I saw when I was like 9, called Angus . I don't remember much about it probably wasn't too great, but it had James Van Der Beek as the bully. Anyway it's about an overweight kid who gets tormented in high school and at the end in a confrontation with the bully in f...
by swik
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Face Of Commentary
Replies: 32
Views: 2387

Re: New Face Of Commentary

I've noticed this too, it's just awful. I haven't liked any memes other than lolcats, but that really shouldn't count because each one has at least some creativity in it. The person has to take a picture of a cat in a pose and then come up with captions and still a lot of them suck. It's sad that wh...
by swik
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10278

Re: How normal are you?

This thread reminds me of a movie I saw when I was like 9, called Angus . I don't remember much about it probably wasn't too great, but it had James Van Der Beek as the bully. Anyway it's about an overweight kid who gets tormented in high school and at the end in a confrontation with the bully in fr...
by swik
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do adults make friends?
Replies: 125
Views: 14287

Re: How do adults make friends?

Heh I read The Game by Neil Strauss, not the best written book but extremely funny. It was interesting but definitely weird and creepy at several parts.
by swik
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sunrise
Replies: 68
Views: 27783

Re: Sunrise

I love walking around the city at night, the later the better. I've walked alone late into the night in many different cities (not the safest of habits I suppose). I actually get a bit depressed when the first light starts to appear in the sky. I dislike the morning compared to the night, I don't kn...
by swik
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite Colo(u)rs
Replies: 51
Views: 4785

Re: Favorite Colo(u)rs

Am I the only one that's never really had a favorite color? I remember being little and choosing green as my default answer whenever asked, but I never cared. It's weird I just can't get into feeling one way or another. Different colors have their place on different things I guess, so how would I de...
by swik
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 562
Views: 76374

Re: Phobias

Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or other pointy objects. I'm afraid of almost all super-thin and pointy objects, but most specifically needles. Not so much the sewing kind. The kind you get injected with when you go to the doctor. Oh man. They creep me out just looking at them... probably because my ...
by swik
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 562
Views: 76374

Re: Phobias

Arachnophobia. I saw the movie when I was little and the next day I was in the dirt outside when I looked down at my hand and saw a huge (well, relatively) spider on my hand. I flipped my shit and ran all the way home yelling. Since then I've had a mild fear of spiders that's bad, but not that bad. ...
by swik
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: No Country for Old Men
Replies: 49
Views: 6755

Re: No Country for Old Men

I figured the movie was summed up when Ed Tom was in his uncle's trailer and he hears the story of his uncle's death. Ed Tom was disheartened with the times and felt that he was too old or outdated in the face of the "new evils" in the world.His uncle however relates the story of ...
by swik
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Movie Quote?
Replies: 101
Views: 15898

Re: Favorite Movie Quote?

"Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, dude, at least it’s an ethos" -Walter
by swik
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 118187

Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown

Was in the commons the other day and picked up a newspaper left on the table I was at and was pretty shocked to find an XKCD comic on the comic page. So yeah, apparently one of the VCU student papers features XkCD comics.
by swik
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Losing your senses!
Replies: 33
Views: 2583

Re: Losing your senses!

Pretty sure the one nobody wants to lose is touch, would make life an unbelievable pain and chore. As annoying as it is, feeling pain is VERY important. Having to go to the hospital every time you fell or hit something would suck, as would having to perform full body maintenance checks all the time....
by swik
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 154913

Re: Explain your avatar!

I was in a rush to find an avatar and don't really care what it's of, just that something is there other than a blank. I chose my favorite "funny picture" on the internet. I just love the though process I imagine went into the graffiti in the picture and it's the kind of gut reaction I oft...
by swik
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Movie Quote?
Replies: 101
Views: 15898

Re: Favorite Movie Quote?

Though merely quoting it doesn't do it justice, you have to hear it. There is a passion and ferocity in Newman's voice it's quite amazing, but here are some quotes from one of my absolute favorties, The Hustler. It's a movie I still get chills watching, the one quote is pretty long. Fast Eddie: Caus...
by swik
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Greatest Movie Ever?
Replies: 223
Views: 26832

Re: Greatest Movie Ever?

I think trying to just name one movie is not the best way to go about doing this, but if you set up categories you learn more about the person responding than just in general best movie. Like you can name best movie from each decade starting with the 30's or 40's. You could also do it by genre. Mayb...
by swik
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))
Replies: 311
Views: 33137

Re: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))

Parents never stop being your parents. I always felt like part of growing up was not really caring whether or not you're a child. It's annoying but meh, there are far worse things they could be doing. Not that any of this would make you feel any better.
by swik
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Serious Warning! Buy Metal Window Shades!
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: A Serious Warning! Buy Metal Window Shades!

keozen wrote:That was in America right, that video was taken in America? Please tell me it was, raptors can't swim, righT????


RIGHT????


I can see it now...RAPTORS ON A PLANE!
by swik
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Serious Warning! Buy Metal Window Shades!
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: A Serious Warning! Buy Metal Window Shades!

I have sufficient supplies that I would be able to wait out the raptors, they would move on to easier prey or I'd call in for help. They could starve to death. If they only cover one exit I could make my escape. Worst case scenario I would build an electrical trap over one of the doors and hopefully...
by swik
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Serious Warning! Buy Metal Window Shades!
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: A Serious Warning! Buy Metal Window Shades!

I may have the most raptor proof living space of anyone on these boards. My apartment is in the basement of the building. It has no windows. The main entrance is extremely hard to find, it's not even numbered correctly. It's in the 20's yet it's between 10 and 11...yeah, that doesn't confuse the piz...
by swik
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I, Robot
Replies: 39
Views: 4854

Re: I, Robot

I, Robot was pretty awful, though to be fair, I'd only say "it wasn't good" if the product placements weren't so blatant.
I Am Legend was awesome until
Spoiler:
Will Smith stopped being the only character, then it went downhill fast. Up to that point it was greate...not sure this needed a spoiler.

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