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by lunchtime.samurai
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should Australia become a republic?
Replies: 127
Views: 20015

Re: Should Australia become a republic?

I'm against a republic. It seems like lots of effort for little result. I'm also frightened that republicanism (with the lowercase r) will be used as an excuse to mess around with the Washminster system. I'm in favour of stripping the Governor-General of all power, and renaming the post Prince(ss) o...
by lunchtime.samurai
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Need to remove myself completely from the forA
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Need to remove myself completely from the forA

Is there any way I could *Get all of my posts deleted? *Have my account deleted? And, most importantly: *Have my old (current) username cheesegrate into something different (in replies and quotes)? Weird stuff is happening in my meatspace life, and I think it'd be better if no-one could sift through...
by lunchtime.samurai
Thu May 27, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Newspapers Suck, According to Crikey.
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Australian Newspapers Suck, According to Crikey.

http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/03/15/the ... per-fared/

I was unsurprised to see the 'Tiser at the top for PR fluff.
by lunchtime.samurai
Thu May 27, 2010 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 354332

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

ConMan wrote:Attempt to re-rail!

Misconception #1: Because I dance, I am gay.

Misconception #2: Because I line dance, I am a gay cowboy.

On a completely irrelevant note, I read this as 'Because I am a gay cowboy, I linedance,' initially.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue May 25, 2010 9:04 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 28054

Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Is it possible to make that last post even more condescending? A prize to all that can.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue May 25, 2010 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52009

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

Which idiot sold Schafly his ADSL account?
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue May 25, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52009

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

A semi-reliabe source informed me that TPG is now blocked.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue May 25, 2010 6:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ZOMGIE! Sex… at a sex club. (not about zombies)
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Re: ZOMGIE! Sex… at a sex club.

I don't actually think it's themed. That may have been an invention of the reporter.
The club's website is at http://www.kens.com.au, I think.
Edit: It's actually at www.kensatkensington.com.au, although the first address raises interesting questions.
by lunchtime.samurai
Mon May 24, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ZOMGIE! Sex… at a sex club. (not about zombies)
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

ZOMGIE! Sex… at a sex club. (not about zombies)

Just when you thought it couldn't get stupider:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/a ... 5869831191
Some sanity:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... te=thedrum
God this is getting ridiculous.
by lunchtime.samurai
Sun May 23, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australia would like to see your porn collection
Replies: 56
Views: 7660

Re: Australia would like to see your porn collection

Why would people need all that porn? It seems like a needless waste of space. Well, all those gigabytes of porn still take less space than an inflatable woman or sheep. So it's not really wasted space, is it? And real women supposedly take up even more space. :wink: spoilered for silly sexism. but ...
by lunchtime.samurai
Sat May 08, 2010 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Election Results
Replies: 58
Views: 7010

Re: UK Election Results

In Australia, at least, the Greens are quite sane. If memory serves, they tried to pass legislation that'd force practitioners of CBM to readily admit that it doesn't work.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do celebrities hold too much power?
Replies: 15
Views: 3538

Do celebrities hold too much power?

It seems to me that entirely too much weight is given to the opinions and desires of celebrities nowadays. From Nicole Cornes standing for parliament, to an entire nation being rearranged for the convience of Madonna, we seem to be awarding too much power to a bunch of semi-talented loudmouths. Do y...
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Preview of whats to come in health care (USA)
Replies: 46
Views: 4722

Re: Preview of whats to come in health care (USA)

It seems to me that the US needs less technological wizardry, and maybe, I don't know... a functioning nationalised health system.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8232
Views: 1392182

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Why on earth would they need your father/husband's name?
by lunchtime.samurai
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sonoma CA seperates elderly gay couple and takes their stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 5496

Re: Sonoma CA seperates elderly gay couple and takes their s

Y'know what, Jamie? I reckon this one's PLAUSIBLE.
Right on, Adam.
[cue credits]
by lunchtime.samurai
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 354332

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Read my entire post before you reply, Emptyset. Thankyou.
by lunchtime.samurai
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 55417

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I'm rather fond of the Papyrus font myself. (But yeah, Comic Sans is pretty worthless.) My favorite font? I dunno, Wide Latin, perhaps. Bastard scum of satan. There are four non-symbol fonts preincluded in most recent Windows PCs that are acceptable for some sort of general use. Times New Roman (on...
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 354332

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

You're confusing General Australian and Broad Australian. General Australian is used in ABC news services, and is spoken by 80% of the population. This is where you'll find the rising inflection. Broad Australian is where you get ehstryne, ayres (for hours), youse, and the like. Both Steve Irwin and...
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3312182

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

What does nulliparous mean? I'm scared to google it.
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 728736

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

The ad for Moo! ice-cream that starts off with an anthropomorphic cow picks up some schoolchildren and tosses them to a woman who takes about four steps before going "ZOMG! Have they had their afternoon calcium?"
No, Streets, just no.
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 354332

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

While we're playing insult-an-accent:
American newsreaders just sound stupid.
Half of the males on the BBC sound as if they're about to break down into tears any second now.
A disturbingly high amount of Australians say beecoarse for because, and ehstryne for Australian.
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existence
Replies: 152
Views: 19084

Re: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existe

Young John Smith fell down a hole and fell into the *Twilight Zone*. Nothing is real here, a dimension in which Kansas Education Board officials make pi exactly three, where schools stage elaborate false proms to prevent *shock horror* the students having to bear two people of the same gender dancin...
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52009

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

Australian XKCDians: let's get every major Australian ISP blocked! I'll make a list. PM me if your ISP gets blocked and I'll add it to the known blocked list. UNKNOWN STATUS/UNBLOCKED: Bigpond Internode Optus iiNet Dodo AAPT TPG iPrimus KNOWN BLOCKED: Adam Internet --- Status Update 15/4/2010 Added ...
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8232
Views: 1392182

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

They really should change "Have you had sex with a man who has had sex with men in the last twelve months?" to "Have you had unprotected anal sex in the last twelve months?" Intelligence Squared ran a really good debate about whether LGBTIQQ people should be tolerant of homophobe...
by lunchtime.samurai
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existence
Replies: 152
Views: 19084

Re: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existe

Concerning pronouns: The Reuters/AP Style Manual recommends the use of whichever pronoun the person being discussed prefers, OR, if that's unknown, the gender they are presenting as for the majority of the story, OR, failing that, neutral pronouns, such as "they". On the fake prom: I'm sti...
by lunchtime.samurai
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52009

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

Anyone know a proxy that they haven't blocked?
I've tried Surf24h, Zend2, and Vodka Proxy.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 52009

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Site On The Web*

I singlehandedly got Adam Internet blocked, after a few memorable edits in which I contended that *48% of liberals do not like gravy *Baked potatoes are a traditional conservative dish *Belgium does not exist *NARTH own a part-interest in PFLAG *That the first A in GLAAD stands for anal I also made ...
by lunchtime.samurai
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existence
Replies: 152
Views: 19084

Re: High School cancels Prom due to same-sex couple's existe

Sparkling would be an awesome synonym of LGBTIQQ. So much easier to say, for one.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: James Randi comes out
Replies: 68
Views: 5709

Re: James Randi comes out

You'll find that homophobia is much more prevalent then you'd think. Many people who are fine with their neighbours being gay would be horrified if their son liked men. Which I suppose doesn't matter that much... unless you're the son...

Anyway, big clap for James Randi.
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Sexualism Education" curriculum causes mass sniggering
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

"Sexualism Education" curriculum causes mass sniggering

Australia is going to adopt a national set of standards for Sex Ed., which currently is the responsibility of individual schools. I'm afraid that I read the article in a meat-space newspaper, and I'm too lazy to look it up online, but if you *must* have the details, search for them at http://www.ade...
by lunchtime.samurai
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 28054

Re: Adelaide, Snakeville rendezvous

I should be able to get into the city some weekends, but not until after the holidays.
by lunchtime.samurai
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7558
Views: 701182

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Apparently posts to forum games are undeletable.
by lunchtime.samurai
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7558
Views: 701182

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No. Wouldn't the giraffe crush the object it was standing on?
Can you find a broken mobile phone?
by lunchtime.samurai
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7558
Views: 701182

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No. I believe that VOIP is the tool of the devil. Btw, a metric foot is exactly 30 centimetres. It allows the world outside the US to quickly convert length.
Can you find a Li-Ion battery?
by lunchtime.samurai
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 68376

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Actually, outside of North America, I believe there is no distinction between socialist and communist. Australia is similar to Canada, but I'd describe it as capitalist. We have certain government services that any modern nation would have, such as socialist healthcare, but we're basically capitalis...
by lunchtime.samurai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7558
Views: 701182

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes. My sister plays them almost constantly. Someone shorter than 5 metric feet?
by lunchtime.samurai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 68376

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Kyberely wrote:For the last three years of high school we had a PE teacher who's idea of teaching was to do a badly mimed demonstration for five seconds then sit our for the rest of the lesson.

I believe this is true of all PE teachers. At least he's not teaching a real subject.
by lunchtime.samurai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 68376

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Exactly. For example, in romaji, eat is tabemasu, and don't eat is tabemasen.
by lunchtime.samurai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7558
Views: 701182

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Let this post serve as a warning to others:
Never, *ever*, double-click the submit button.
by lunchtime.samurai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7558
Views: 701182

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I have a stolen school atlas that lists Rhodesia as a country. Does that count?

Do you have money in an obsolete/worthless currency?

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