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by titanicdaze
Thu May 01, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Politicians -- Do any of them believe in anything?
Replies: 38
Views: 3939

Politicians -- Do any of them believe in anything?

I recently had a knock-down, drag-out blowup of an argument with my father. He thinks some politicians have actual agendas not set by opinion polls. I say they are all guided by two basic axiomata: 1) Get Me To The Highest Possible Post In The Land. 2) Have Fun and Stay There As Long As I Can and Ma...
by titanicdaze
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494766

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I have a problem with the word 'pus', and any variations that people come up with. Especially when someone is trying to describe something as covered in or oozing pus- pronounced /PUH-see/. I mean, how would you even spell that? Pussy? Actually, "pussy" has nothing to do with "pus.&q...
by titanicdaze
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An aversion to sexual pleasure
Replies: 91
Views: 10568

Re: An aversion to sexual pleasure

However, if you're like me, and are a homebody that never really wants to leave his room, you're in a bit more trouble. I can tell you now that living in such a manner isn't healthy, but I do it anyway, simply because I pretty much know no other way to live. Damn. You've just described me to a tee....
by titanicdaze
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Longest word with only 3 letters
Replies: 43
Views: 32078

Re: Longest word with only 3 letters

Here is the best that I can do. 8 it appears to be. I downloaded the ispell dictionary from http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/. I then used Perl to look through it for the longest word with 3-letters. I found none longer than 8. Those of length 8 that I found were: assesses caracara greegree lavalava...
by titanicdaze
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.
Replies: 26
Views: 3813

"Wheeee!" he ejaculated.

What's your favorite spontaneously-said word?
by titanicdaze
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9381043

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

They're the same person. They're also the same person as Paris Hilton, due to a wacky mixup at a supercollider. S/He/He's going to be in an ABC Sitcom - A Physicist, and Inventor, a Moron, and a Pizza Place. They're saving a bundle on casting costs. ... No, they're not related. At least, not close ...
by titanicdaze
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9381043

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I couldn't find anything on the net about it, but is Dyson the vacuum guy related to Dyson the physics guy?
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47726

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

If Elie Wiesel's Night disturbed you, you must NEVER NEVER NEVER read Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird. And I mean, NEVER.
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 291179

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

A movie, probably for kids, where a cameo-had comes to life and says very creepy things. I think a lot of reverb was used, and there was a house with a white-painted log fence and it reminded me a lot of Anne of Green Gables. I'm pretty sure a housefire was involved somehow, and the housefire may ha...
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Protect the children" = witchhunt
Replies: 29
Views: 5361

Re: "Protect the children" = witchhunt

I think it's more that there is a strong aversion to such acts for most of society. Unfortunately, a large portion of society seems to have SUCH a strong aversion that it overpowers their ability to step through the investigation process normally. I don't think there's really an epidemic of people ...
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Protect the children" = witchhunt
Replies: 29
Views: 5361

Re: "Protect the children" = witchhunt

The problem is that (at least where I live) there is no distinction between someone who rapes minors repeatedly and someone who once got drunk at a frat party and grabbed the house mother's ass. Both really need to be removed from our society. Neither is acceptable behaviour. To be honest, the zeal...
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does math exist? Could reality be made of math?
Replies: 136
Views: 19816

Re: Does math exist? Could reality be made of math?

I quite like the idea. It's like religion without invisible men. Shut up before you get the fundies saying math is just based on faith just like any other religion. Sorry, babe! God made math to let the world know He existed. In my own belief system, people like Planck and Avogadro and Einstein are...
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Protect the children" = witchhunt
Replies: 29
Views: 5361

Re: "Protect the children" = witchhunt

If you or anyone else who is genuinely not guilty/innocent of sexual abuse of chiuldren woul like help/resources/emotional support/legal advice, please visit: http://www.fmsfonline.org It's the website of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, a site started by fathers and mothers falsely accused of ...
by titanicdaze
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY [Robot Dog]
Replies: 69
Views: 8190

Re: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY [Robot Dog]

Is it terrible that I'm terrified of this thing? It sounds like it's making that "permanently insane" sound that something out of the Lament Configuration or the Resident Evil laboratory or Cujo might make. The one it makes until it bites through the titanium robot-dog bit its android hand...
by titanicdaze
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 142733

Re:

Mentally, I pronounce "char" like the word "char", but never say it in any case and would probably say "character" if I did. GIF is said with a hard G (like "gift") in my world, to distinguish it from lemon juice (and so the phrase "beware of geeks beari...
by titanicdaze
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: British Comedies
Replies: 226
Views: 25859

Re: British Comedies

Ooooooh! AbFab!!! Saffy is my all-time favorite stick-in-the-mud and I think it's really neat that she and Officer Habib from Thin Blue Line are sisters (the Sawalhas, I mean. Not the characters.) Also, she was great in that thing about the Shakespeare production. Er.. Officer Habib isn't a Sawalha...
by titanicdaze
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy raised as a bird
Replies: 60
Views: 6846

Re: Boy raised as a bird

I would say no. I believe that "spirituality" is based on culture, and has no real biological input involved. Dawkins would have us believe that religion is helped by gullibility being a position evolutionary trait (the child that does what his elders tell him is more likely to survive th...
by titanicdaze
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?
Replies: 257
Views: 25806

Re: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?

I hate that these right-wing assholes fuck things up for those of us who believe in God and that God really couldn't care less which/what gender we're having sex with. However, @ the people who think third-trimester abortions are okay (unless the kid has anencephaly (no brain) or anacardia (no heart...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Musical Phones (Merged : Interesting Ringtones)
Replies: 72
Views: 9196

Re: Interesting ringtones

I just recently heard a ringtone that came with the phone of the person waiting behind me in line for a restroom stall at Barnes & Noble. It didn't have a title, but it was, down to a note and with all scoring intact, THE THEME MUSIC FROM OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK . You know. The one starring...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 32376

Re: Characters you've fallen in love with

Gregory House, M.D. (Hugh Laurie) Detective Robert Goren, Major Case Squad, New York Police Department; Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Detective Michael Logan, Homicide Squad, 27th Precinct, New York Police Department; only on orig. Law & Order (Christopher Noth) Ex...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: British Comedies
Replies: 226
Views: 25859

Re: British Comedies

It's more recent, but my absolute favorite is the sitcom Coupling . I got the box set to that (4 seasons), and it's really worth it. Also, I'd imagine that the UK version of The Office should be good as well, also a sitcom (of course). If you like absurdist humor, you might like The Catherine Tate ...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 20401

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

You are a tricksy person and I like the way you think, but choosing between these two is... impossible. *puts back of hand to forehead as in silent film*
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Replies: 120
Views: 12904

Re: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Am I am the only one getting sick of this? The fact that its gotten rave reviews, a lot of people say its good, and it has a great cast doesn't seem to outweigh the fact that its a musical!? I mean, who really cares if its a musical? Its a great movie. See it. Stop. being. ignorant. I'm not being i...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ask a dude who has killed other dudes
Replies: 126
Views: 22978

Re:

Engels was only a bad person by a stretch of the imagination. He was a bad economist; that's enough for me. Well your morals don't really apply anymore. I suppose a bad thinker and a bad person are different. But proposing a bad idea through ignorance that leads to suffering and death isn't all tha...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Medication Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Medication Discussion

I have ADHD and I am fortunate enough to have a pretty well-known-within-his-field psychopharmacologist/neurochemist for a psychiatrist. According to much of the latest research, ADHD is about Dopamine -- specifically, hypoproduction and/or hypoabsorption. It's like never getting enough sleep, so yo...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Externalizing Identity
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: Externalizing Identity

I sort of agree with you, but I've always had a lot of trouble connecting with the concept of "wearing clothing that represents you." It seems counter-intuitive in a lot of respects, but I suppose it demands perspective from many different age groups and not just mine (being 22). I buy mo...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Movie Quote?
Replies: 101
Views: 15964

Re: Favorite Movie Quote?

"You're shit, Freddy."
Nancy, Nightmare on Elm Street

"Seven schools in seven states and the only thing different is y locker combination."
J.D., Heathers

"But, I'm Patrick Bateman!!!"
American Psycho
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494766

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Gawd, I HAAAAATTTEEE "guesstimate."

Really, why not just give me a paper cut under my thumbnail? At least that way I can wince without people looking at me funny.
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 66450

Re: Dexter

I hate that they gave him "Repressed Memories." The only peer-reviewed reproducible studies ever done on "Repressed Memories" shows that they aren't real memories, but reconstructions of real memories. For more please Google Elizabeth Loftus, Joseph LeDoux, or Daniel Schacht...
by titanicdaze
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0231: "Cat Proximity"
Replies: 180
Views: 47596

Re: "Cat Proximity" Discussion

Yesssssss! I love this one. Not only is the kitty adorable, but the graph is true. My sweetie nose-girl is right next to me now and she's a wuvvy wittle merry-paws!

Oh, Lord. I think I have Cat Fumes in my head. :oops:

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