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by überRegenbogen
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 27527

Re: Making Rules

makc wrote:just wanned to say solar plexus is a bit lower than that.</offtopic>

Apparently i'm not the only late poster from hell. ;P
I agree though; should be about mid-torso (or central vertical line, in this case).
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415986

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

LemonFresh wrote:(and by "read" I mean "read the entire archive in one sitting")

Heheheh. You too, eh? ;P
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Poem Game
Replies: 92
Views: 10272

Re: Poem Game

Defying the notion
of being too old

For age is subjective
And youth is but fleet

Spoiler:
[Sure, i'm a bit disappointed;
but short-sighted 20-somethings don't surprise me anymore.]
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

But the inherient problem with patriotism as expressed today is that the people who would verbally call themselves patriots...aren't really patriots. Yeah. It's a fad to them—an act of keeping up appearances. It's like "good christians". Anyone who feels a need to call themselves that, is...
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24783

Re: Change an Acronym

I Made Something Awful

EGR
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Courrupt-a-question
Replies: 465
Views: 34451

Re: Courrupt-a-question

It means that the coming of the Great White Handkerchief is nigh.

Where have all the good times gone?
by überRegenbogen
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Courrupt-a-question
Replies: 465
Views: 34451

Re: Courrupt-a-question

Because cornelius' avatar reminds me of Randy Wigginton's lo-res kaleidoscope demo from the original Apple ][ manual.

Is that sufficient explanation?
by überRegenbogen
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15639

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

I had heard that fuck was originally an acronym standing for Fornicate Under Carnal Knowledge, or some such. So it seems odd that fornicate came later than fuck. Unless a. it was a backronym or b. the person who said that was full of faeces. Indeed, there is no real evidence that 'fuck ' was ever a...
by überRegenbogen
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24783

Re: Change an Acronym

New Order Lake Assisted

DiSEqC
by überRegenbogen
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15639

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

I never would've thought shit would be used as anything but a vulgarity. Maybe it was a polite way to describe fæces, once. But has there ever been a polite way? I wouldn't say 'fæcal matter' in polite conversation at a dinner party, even if it is the most scientific way to describe it, and also pe...
by überRegenbogen
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

Can you expand on why you think patriotism is bad, and a sign of 'weakness'? Because his experience is largely confined to abject patriotism—the sort where people make a lot of mindless noise, without actually being in posession of anything resembling a clue. A flag magnet on your car is not patrio...
by überRegenbogen
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24783

Re: Change an Acronym

Inane Query

FIV
by überRegenbogen
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...
Replies: 23
Views: 2938

Re: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...

Antimatter Spork wrote:"America" from West Side Story is actually in alternating 6/8 and 3/4.

I hear it as a pair of 6/8 measures, the second being a quarter-note triplet.
by überRegenbogen
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415986

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Tamebeverage wrote:I'm a 16 y.o. guy from Kansas... not much more to say, I guess, except that I tend to type in giant walls of text (WoTs), which I am trying extremely hard to avoid right now.

B-b-b-beverage and the texxxxxxxxxxxxxt....
by überRegenbogen
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

'Patriotism' is somewhat frowned upon and mocked in Europe considered a sign of weakness and a fevered ego. I can personally understand being proud of one's nation and pleased with what it has contributed to the world. While now this overall happiness with one's country has turned into somewhat of ...
by überRegenbogen
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24783

Re: Change an Acronym

A Peculiar Asymptote

MTBF
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Courrupt-a-question
Replies: 465
Views: 34451

Re: Courrupt-a-question

Because the night.

What were you expecting? Rock and roll?
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...
Replies: 23
Views: 2938

Re: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...

miles01110 wrote:one two three one two three one two three

Taken as one measure, this brings Apocalypse in 9/8 (early '70s Genesis) to mind.
by überRegenbogen
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Courrupt-a-question
Replies: 465
Views: 34451

Re: Courrupt-a-question

It depends upon the weather and what type of disk it is. (a 5¼ lofts better than a microfloppy, but the microfloppy has stronger ballistic characteristics.)

Would you like fries with that?
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15639

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

whether or not things were invented to be vulgar, their connotations can turn that way. I mean, it's all about the way the language of a society evolves... take "gay" for example. The latest generation, with whom I am ashamed to associate, says, "That's gay!" to insult the actio...
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415986

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

my friends think I'm a programming god, but I'm not. I know the feeling. there are people who (much to my annoyance) call me a computer whiz. I know better. It's about like calling someone a master mechanic, because they know how to change their oil. (I need to present that analogy to the old man—w...
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Poem Game
Replies: 92
Views: 10272

Re: Poem Game

I'm feeling quite sullen.
I'm feeling bereft.

I'm losing my mind!
I must get out soon!

Spoiler:
All the nightmares came today.
And it looks as though they're here to say.
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Let's have a South-East [United States] meet-up!
Replies: 84
Views: 20973

Re: Let's have a South-East [United States] meet-up!

I'm trying to get people to come out to national pillow fight day in Huntsville this Saturday. Anyone here thinking of going? More info on the event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10886901803 |You must log in to see this page. Aw man! That would have been worth the 70 mile drive! (especia...
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

Felstaff wrote:
CaliforniaDreamin wrote:Good lawd, the Mall Ninja hath returned. Quick, Ishmael, the harpoons! Man them. (or grab an MP5K-PDW with red-dot sights)

/me grabs his trusty NEMA 5-15P and prepares for battle!
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

What is being a patriot now, anyway? I thought it meant being a good American citizen-- not forcing everyone else in the whole fucking world to be a good American citizen. [...] 1. Your profanity is a violation of the Terms to which you agreed before being accepted here as a member. What have you t...
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

Pacifists hamper everything, because historically every invention is made for and in wartime. Computers? WW2, Rockets? WW2. And so on. Computers have been around a whole hell of a lot longer than 50 years. Even if you limit the scope to data processing, Hollerith's census tabulation system is a ver...
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24783

Re: Change an Acronym

Closely Bordered Excrement Pile System

CTCSS
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Courrupt-a-question
Replies: 465
Views: 34451

Re: Courrupt-a-question

Because nothing ever works the way you want it to.

Shall i throw a Linux floppy, so Actaeus can have his flying penguins?
by überRegenbogen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...
Replies: 23
Views: 2938

Re: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...

To me, it's always seemed like mostly a matter of perspective. Some pieces could be written either way—yielding the same notes.
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Poem Game
Replies: 92
Views: 10272

Re: Poem Game

for nothing is sacred
in thie mind of a child

please bear with me
as i try to explain
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Courrupt-a-question
Replies: 465
Views: 34451

Re: Courrupt-a-question

What's right?
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.
Replies: 88
Views: 15639

Re: Word Etymology & Origins, &c., &c.

evilbeanfiend wrote:lasagne is even better as it seems to be from the latin for cooking pot, which is from the greek for chamber pot!

Fortunately it is sufficiently delicious to hold up against this mental imagery! :)
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24783

Re: Change an Acronym

Full Intestines, Lower Oriface

ASAP

[I also considered Fist In Lower Oriface; but i liked this seque.] ;)
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is "patriotism"?
Replies: 86
Views: 8532

Re: What is "patriotism"?

Some will lambaste anyone for criticising the president and his cohorts, calling them unpatriotic. Patriotism definitely does not mean standing behind one's leaders, unconditionally. The (arbitrarily and opportunistically named) USA Patriot Act is an act for dealing with those pesky patriots. I want...
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415986

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hmmm. What all about me might anyone give a rats ass about? My name is Brian. My userid is a comment upon the recent rampant abuse of the german word »über« ("over"). It means "over-rainbow". (I'm glad that this forum engine allows diacriticals, as i hate to spell it "uber&q...
by überRegenbogen
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 27527

Re: Making Rules

Slug Bug (the version that i first knew in Michigan) at least has a nice cadence to it. Punch Bug (the version that i later encountered in Alabama) sounds clumsy. Punch Buggy sounds dorky. I've always found the game stupid and annoying—especially as a long-time VW driver (and childhood passenger). (...

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