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by LittleBigSpoon
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 203922

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

The opening of "Knife" by Grizzly Bear
(Bum-bum, bum-bum-bum, bum-bum-bum...)

Also, in the refrains of "A Campaign of Shock and Awe" by Evelyn Evelyn, there's a violin bit in the background that I really like.
by LittleBigSpoon
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285337

Re: Recommend one artist

Psoy Korolenko. Does folk-ish music (mostly Russian and Yiddish), sometimes combining elements from trance and techno. LOVES keyboard instruments. He sometimes does comedic songs too - he has once called "Rubber" which talks about how the words for "rubber", "eraser", &...
by LittleBigSpoon
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1493588

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

I discovered that three of my friends (two males and a female) are questioning their sexualities. One of the guys has a girlfriend, and the female is... well, a female. But the other one could have potential. Need to let him figure things out, though.
by LittleBigSpoon
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193432

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I have "agenesia" (don't know the english term for it), I lack one molar because of a mutation, my dentist told me this could help avoid problems with my wisdom tooth...Now all I need is a cool codename and I'll be ready for the X-men Do you mean "agenesis" (in which a part of t...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: odd things about yourself
Replies: 357
Views: 62856

Re: odd things about yourself

when i'm getting to know people i dont care about their history, their family, their birthday... i want to know what their favorite shape is, they're opinion on zombies, what they think the color purple would smell like , their movie watching habits, and just generally odd things that no one else e...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193432

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I have absolute pitch (I can reproduce tones without external reference and identify them without external reference), but that seems more like "mind" than "body"..
by LittleBigSpoon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1493588

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

I am a proud G. Not a huge fan of Day of Silence, personally. I think what I've enjoyed most since I've come out is realizing that I sit next to my lesbian friend Jane in history, and she talks with me about her girl issues and I talk about my boy issues, and neither one of us entirely gets where th...
by LittleBigSpoon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: odd things about yourself
Replies: 357
Views: 62856

Re: odd things about yourself

I have a tendency of talking myself to sort out logical incongruities. It's only awkward when I do it in the middle of a conversation, but at the same time it makes for some excellent quotes. I have come out twice in my life. First time was in my freshman year, when I came out as bisexual. Then, the...
by LittleBigSpoon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193432

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I have very long fingers. And I have very long toes (finger toes, if you will). Good thing I play piano. They are also perfect for tickling and thumb wars.

I also have sideburns. They make me smile.
by LittleBigSpoon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 245785

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Mine's a double reference; the "Little Big" is from things like "Little Bighorn" and the game "Little Big Planet". As for the spoon, that's an homage to Don Hertzfeldt's "Rejected Cartoons" ("My spoon is too big"). I think it kinda rolls off the tong...
by LittleBigSpoon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412307

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Charles. I'm in high school, and I fail at lurking, hence why I didn't notice this thread several months ago when I joined... I like classical music... And indie folk... But I'm not too big on metal. Although I like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. I also like biology. I'm hoping to go into medicin...
by LittleBigSpoon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0715: "Numbers"
Replies: 185
Views: 52565

Re: Numbers

These were all very interesting, especially the low amount of people claiming to be a C-cup, much fewer than an E-cup. I didn't get the "problems" and "lights" graphs though. :P And yes, 147 IQ and a nine inch penis is CERTAINLY better than the reverse. :P Edit: So does that mea...
by LittleBigSpoon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 78292

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

Conway's seems like a corollary of most strip games anyway...
by LittleBigSpoon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67883

Re: Porn For Women

This has been something that's bothered me (as a man) about that book series for a long time. What bothers me more is that some people actually think Porn for Women is a funny sort of feminine empowerment, while it just perpetuates the erroneous concept of women either not having or not SUPPOSED to...
by LittleBigSpoon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52003

Re: Music Jokes

There's a string quartet with a first violinist, a second violinist, a cellist and a viola virtuoso. They perform a recital, and at the end of the recital somebody leaves a $100 bill at the back of the concert hall, so they have a race to see who gets it first. Who wins the race? The cellist, becaus...
by LittleBigSpoon
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 203922

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

The ending of "All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands" from Sufjan Stevens's Seven Swans . As the "daaah-dum, dah-dah-daaah-dum, daaah-dum, dah-dah-daaah" repeats, you almost expect it to end, and there are several times when you think it's about to end, but it doesn't,...
by LittleBigSpoon
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0699: "Trimester"
Replies: 86
Views: 26449

Re: "Trimester" discussion

Admittedly, when I first read this, I didn't notice the text at the very bottom, so it was funny, albeit a little odd. But then I noticed it just now.
by LittleBigSpoon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 78292

Re: Discussion

Willl wrote:
Orborde wrote:That equation really doesn't make any sense. At least, not in relation to those n values given. I'll bet we see a correction soon.

Yes, fraction is definitely upside down :/

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed.
by LittleBigSpoon
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 493618

Re: Favorite math jokes

I'm sure there's a joke to be made about "absurd" = |m \sqrt{n}| Made this joke today in maths. Thanks. ;) We played Jeopardy in pre-calc on our last day before winter break, and my team was "The AbSurds" - I drew a diagram of what I meant for my teacher, and he laughed quite a ...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 13691

Re: Mimicking accents

Well, anyone can do King's English (that's what I call the stereotypical one). Queen's English, thank you very much. We haven't had a king for over fifty years. If you're having difficulty keeping track of the gender of our monarch, just call it Received Pronunciation. :P Touché, salesman! I too ha...
by LittleBigSpoon
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 13691

Re: Mimicking accents

I have a question for you. What sort of "British" accent can you imitate? Because all the Americans I've known who try to put on a "British" accent end up sounding like a stereotypical English character from a movie or a relation of the Queen. There's nothing wrong with that, it...
by LittleBigSpoon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52003

Re: Orchestra/Band/General Music Jokes

I'm gonna shamelessly steal some jokes I heard from someone else specifically to counter LittleBigSpoon's obvious bias. The only thing I have against viola is that it is a hopelessly finicky instrument. In the right hands, it can be an invaluable orchestra component. Oddly enough, most of the viola...
by LittleBigSpoon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 16289

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Incidentally (feel free not to respond), am I the only one continuously bothered by the way Christopher Lloyd says "1.21 gigawatts"? The science adviser actually pronounced it that way and the body that governs revolutionary French politics the metric system considers it an acceptable pro...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52003

Re: Orchestra/Band/General Music Jokes

What's the definition of a minor second? Two violas playing in unison. What's the definition of perfect pitch? Throwing the viola in the dumpster without touching the rims. How is lightning like a violist's fingers? Neither one strikes the same place twice. How can you tell when the piccolo is out o...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science jokes?
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Science jokes?

nbonaparte wrote:redundant thread is redundant.

[EDIT] I unwittingly saw what I did there.

Ooh, sorry - is there already a thread like this? I searched for it, but didn't find one...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science jokes?
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Science jokes?

I'm sure we've all got a few.

A neutron walks into a bar. He says, "How much for a shot of whiskey?"
The bartender says, "For you? No charge."
by LittleBigSpoon
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 203922

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Listen to In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, cover to cover. You will count at least 10. are you trying to gloat indie cred here or do you want to be more specific. quite a few people here know that album front to back. what parts are perfect moments for you? my personal fav is wh...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 13691

Mimicking accents

My brother and I are both natural mimics; we're really good at picking up accents and analyzing them to figure out where they originate. That's not to say we're always right: I ended up thinking a classmate of mine was deaf because he has an accent similar to another friend who wears cochlear implan...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 203922

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Listen to In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, cover to cover. You will count at least 10. EDIT: Also, the string bridge and final refrain from "Astronaut: A Short History of Nearly Nothing" by Amanda Palmer and the opening of "The Worst Pies in London" from "...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52003

Re: Orchestra/Band/General Music Jokes

First of all, frogman: I enjoy the fact that "Soy un tren" is in your signature. If you drop a violist and a soprano off a cliff, which one hits the ground first? The violist, because the soprano will have to stop for directions. Why do tenors spend such a long time outside people's houses...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 16289

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

I must say I'm rather tempted to dress as Dr. Emmett Brown now. Oh, but to get that costume, I'd need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need! Incidentally (feel free not to respond), am I the only one continuously bothered by the way Christopher Lloyd says "1.21...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0658: "Orbitals"
Replies: 89
Views: 17691

Re: "Orbitals" Discussion

Ahhh, the joy of being the only single one... Well, at this point, actually, most of my friends would also be in the "couch orbital".
God, I just realized I haven't done anything involving orbitals for about a year now.
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52003

Orchestra/Band/General Music Jokes

Title is self-explanatory. For anyone who plays in an orchestra: What's the difference between a violin and a viola? A viola burns longer. What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline? You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline! How can you tell if a stage is level? If drool is coming...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 18
Views: 3358

Re: Christmas Music

The select choir I'm in sings so many Christmas songs it's unhealthy. Like, I did not know of the existence of half of these songs before this November.

At least we sing it better than most of the other choirs.
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 36882

Re: What do you play?

I sing bass and play piano, and I'm trying to learn cello.
Orch dork, all the way.
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285337

Re: Recommend one artist

Just one? Hm... Well, if I had to recommend my absolute favorite band in the world, it would have to be the Dresden Dolls. They absolutely changed my life and are largely responsible for enlightening me as to the existence of a lot of my other favorite artists. Furthermore, they somehow make pleasan...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 493618

Re: Favorite math jokes

This one's kinda lame, but it's the only one I know as yet: An infinite number of mathematicians walks into a bar. The first asks the bartender for one pint of Guinness; the second asks for a half pint; the third asks for a quarter pint; this continues infinitely. The bartender says, "All right...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485052

Re: Favorite home experiments

3_of_8 wrote:Non-Newtonian fluid. Brilliant. I never got it to work though.

Really? Isn't a pretty common one just cornflour and water? I'm not sure on the mass or volume ratio, but it's bound to be online.
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Which sort of math is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Which sort of math is this?

Danke. And yes, kvn.l, it is an expanded binomial bracket. For some reason I never really thought of applying it practically until a week or two ago...
by LittleBigSpoon
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Which sort of math is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Which sort of math is this?

I got really bored on my lunch break at work, so I ended up staring at the square floor tiles in the break room and observing their behavior mathematically. I finally noticed something that I feel like I should have noticed in geometry (I'm in pre-calc this year): the square of a number x is equal t...

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