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by Connington
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 98438

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

I don't want to hijack this thread with a debate on gay marriage, but I think OSC's position is not so much "homosexuality is teh bad" as it is "marriage = man + woman", which itself doesn't say anything regarding homosexuality (other than "man + man != marriage"). I d...
by Connington
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 98438

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Just for the record, I read Ender's Game before I was familiar with the internet...

You can see where this is going. It took me a couple years to realize I was never going to find a forum like the ones Peter and Valentine posted on.
by Connington
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 98438

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Yeah. The whole idea is basically that Peter, the elder child is quite the ambitious young man, and persuades his sister to go along with his plans. He sets up Locke as the reasonable, statesman persona respected by all the smart people, and his sister writes Demosthenes, more popular, and populist,...
by Connington
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd outside of xkcd.com
Replies: 132
Views: 87974

Re: Guest Comics! xkcd outside of xkcd.com

1. This comic was made by Stephen Bond, not me. I only found it on his website. 2. I believe the shittyness of the art is an intentional mockery of Monroe's style. 3. Neither I nor Bond publish a webcomic, as far as I know. 4. Of course I just threw this whole thing together, considering that I joi...
by Connington
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd outside of xkcd.com
Replies: 132
Views: 87974

Re: Guest Comics! xkcd outside of xkcd.com

Don't feel bad. Judging by his singular post count and poor artistic quality of his avatar and stick figure, I'm guessing it's just something he threw together for a troll. Likely, he's pissed that his comic is more or less obscure, while Randall's is actually supporting him, and so felt a need to v...
by Connington
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32735

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

The Bridge to Terebithia movie was actually pretty decent. It was terribly advertised. Honestly though, how could you market it? "The girl dies at the end, and it's really heartbreaking, but it teaches good lessons about being mature with death?" Spoileriffic, and no parent who hadn't act...
by Connington
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kay Bailey announces Gov Run: Texas style
Replies: 32
Views: 3176

Re: Kay Bailey announces Gov Run: Texas style

About that whole "no Democrats on a statewide basis" thing. If and when Hutchinson resigns her senate seat to run for Governor, there's maybe a 40% chance that Bill White, Houston's Democratic mayor, could pick up her seat in the special election. Between that and Hutchinson's own rather m...
by Connington
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Al Franken wins Senate Seat - Democrats hit 60
Replies: 20
Views: 2293

Re: Al Franken wins Senate Seat - Democrats hit 60

Worse than blue dogs, there's Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy, who have been in and out of the hospital, literally since the Inauguration. Byrd's not the most liberal guy, but Kennedy's a key vote, especially on health care. On the other end of the aisle, you've got the ladies from Maine, who are gettab...
by Connington
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: We eat Velocitaptors? (National Geographic)
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: We eat Velocitaptors? (National Geographic)

It's kind of an open secret that Jurassic Park style raptors were based off of Deinonychus, with the popular image ranging in size of the relatively small (much larger than a true Velociraptor) Deinonychus to the oversized Utahraptor or Achillobator, with the Dromaeosaurus probably somewhere close t...
by Connington
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.
Replies: 26
Views: 2839

Re: A Comprehensive list of Respectable sources of News online.

Couple of politics ones: CNN Political Ticker : Decent political news blog, but a definite slant towards sensationalism. Also tends to shuffle around it's posts to put 'important' things on top, which gets annoying. Political bias varies heavily based on the author, but generally liberal. Taegan Goo...
by Connington
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google announces new web browser
Replies: 113
Views: 14217

Re: Google announces new web browser

Be interesting to see how it works out. At the moment however, Firefox is tested and has a modification community, not to mention it's status as the Swiss army knife of web browsers. I doubt Chrome will compete for any of those titles. Although I wonder how they plan to keep Chrome from being any le...
by Connington
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Tonight - amazing!
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Obama Tonight - amazing!

He didn't really mention gun control either, and I understand why given the moment. Don't get your hopes up. Behind what's politically advantageous, Obama seems to swing a bit to the right on gun control (and the death penalty). The reason most people assume that his position during the primaries i...
by Connington
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage
Replies: 136
Views: 11551

Re: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage

Some of the stuff Ender's mother says also has some LDS influence. The things about large, strong families, etc. Actually, he wrote a short story that placed Ender's mom (Or at least his maternal grandfather) as a Mormon. Still an example of OSC using a character as a mouth piece, but somewhat in c...
by Connington
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dog-Monster with beak washes up on beach
Replies: 40
Views: 8773

Re: Dog-Monster with beak washes up on beach

Seems like it was a viral marketing campaign for a movie called Splinterheads.
by Connington
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage
Replies: 136
Views: 11551

Re: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage

Ironically, he posts movie reviews on his site, and two of them (One for School of Rock , and the just recently for Mamma Mia , he goes off on a rant about people stereotyping homosexuals and using them as jokes. How the hell does a man that complains about gay stereotyping, and uses sympathetic (ad...
by Connington
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0448: "Good Morning"
Replies: 119
Views: 21163

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Adjusting for the fact that I sleep longer than Randall, (Especially without any schoolwork to complete or job to got right now) I'm in Honolulu. It's 12pm right now.
by Connington
Fri May 30, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0430: "Every Damn Morning"
Replies: 184
Views: 37713

Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

I know it's been said before, but... DAMN IT RANDALL MUNROE, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!
by Connington
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 36777

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

Calvin and Hobbes reference! It's one of those things you do to show you understand the meaning of the word 'funny'. Didn't Randall once say he wanted to keep his comic fresh and original? I imagine the double strip is part of that.
by Connington
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 30173

Re: "Venting" Discussion

It's never as good as giving a similarly lengthy retort to someone your actually mad at. Still extremely funny.

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