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by Urbal T
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:25 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Missed connection: (craigslist style)
Replies: 27
Views: 6204

Rummy wrote:At one moment I remarked to my friend that it was like we were at a giant "clever t-shirt" competition.


I thought the whole event should be named "Nice Shirt 2007."
by Urbal T
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:05 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Music!
Replies: 42
Views: 7182

I had shouted freebird once, when the "band" was just forming, as a joke. When it actually started playing later on, everyone around me blamed it on me.
by Urbal T
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 50667

I was there: a guy dressed in jeans and a plain black button-up shirt with rolled-up sleeves. I think this makes me rather unique in the crowd, but I still haven't seen myself in any pictures. My girlfriend and I spent a lot of time finding random people to drag with us in search of food. I'm the bl...
by Urbal T
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Kids names?
Replies: 216
Views: 17003

I (sorta) knew three brothers, whose full names were Andrew, Ashlin, and Christopher--and their surname was Halfnight. Ashlin Halfnight in particular is a bad-ass name.
by Urbal T
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sending postcards to anonymous strangers
Replies: 47
Views: 5706

LSK wrote:I live in Chicago. I do not know the location of a single tourist shop.


Try a gas station.
by Urbal T
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sending postcards to anonymous strangers
Replies: 47
Views: 5706

This reminds me of "Post Secret." My sister has these books, but I've never read them, so I may have the premise slightly off: As I recall, the author of the book spread ads around inviting people to send him anonymous postcards confessing to whatever misdeeds they had committed or terrib...
by Urbal T
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106639

Metal is my feel-good music. Metal bands I listen to that I can remember right now: The Project Hate MCMXCIX Opeth Orphaned Land Sad Legend Devil in the Kitchen OSI RE: folk metal, Devil in the Kitchen is pretty awesome folk metal--may be difficult to find, though. Here 's their myspace. Edit: forgo...
by Urbal T
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:42 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: WPI attendees
Replies: 25
Views: 5209

Rust and Kriuq? GWP? Or am I just hallucinating?
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:08 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Philadelphia Area Attendees
Replies: 9
Views: 4277

I live in Philadelphia, I might do that. The problem is that I'm a little young for a hotel (don't think that they give rooms out to people below the age of 18 (21 too, for the record) and don't know anyone in Boston. Hypothetically speaking, if I were to share a room (or two rooms) with someone ov...
by Urbal T
Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Cereal
Replies: 87
Views: 8920

Basic 4 and Trader Joe's ginger granola are my favorites, but I'll eat almost anything, and any time of day. But I really don't understand putting anything other than skim milk into my cereal.
by Urbal T
Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16366

Would it be possible for someone else to rent the car (parents? older friends/relatives?) and then have us drive it? A long shot, but worth looking into, maybe? This is something we refer to as Not A Good Plan, especially when it comes to legality. An alternative is to pay for someone else to rent ...
by Urbal T
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Cuisine?
Replies: 136
Views: 20936

This is almost as bad as the cheese vs chocolate thread! I think I like quite a lot of food from every category there. In particular, I've enjoyed: American, Mexican, Caribbean, Moroccan, French, German, Italian, Russian, Egyptian, Greek, Lebanese, Ethiopian, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japan...
by Urbal T
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do nerds turn you on?
Replies: 191
Views: 20734

I voted no. A lot of girls who are nerdy are attractive to me--but it's not because they're nerdy.

I do happen to be dating one, though.
by Urbal T
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Techno Plz? [EDM] - (Updated 7/23/08! New Music!)
Replies: 54
Views: 9270

I enjoy a lot of electronic music. Most of the stuff I like does not fit neatly into one of the many sub-sub-subgenres. Some artists I really like that have not yet been mentioned: Shpongle: like psytrance minus the trance part. Sort of. They're also sort of a lot of other things, I guess. edIT: fai...
by Urbal T
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cheese or Chocolate Theory
Replies: 107
Views: 10887

I'm male. I absolutely love both cheese and chocolate, and am a snob about both. Cheese is a staple of my diet. I love cheese, and regularly spend a fair amount of money on it. However, when I need chocolate, there is absolutely no substitute. I don't really like it more than cheese, but sometimes, ...
by Urbal T
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Well, I got my own radio show...
Replies: 29
Views: 5869

I have no clue if any of these are even relevant, but here is my contribution: Porcupine Tree (british not-really-prog metal-influenced rock) Arcturus (particularly their album The Sham Mirrors; proggy) The Project Hate MCMXCIX (not sure how to classify them; strong electronic influence) Darediablo ...
by Urbal T
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy music.
Replies: 49
Views: 10693

I use bittorrent as well, but for music, unless you're looking for really popular stuff, soulseek is the best. As for recommendations, (damn that word is hard to spell) maybe Mew? and Pixies = awesome. Also you might like Porcupine Tree. Dunno if any of those are "happy music" but they ma...
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: swedish music
Replies: 28
Views: 5306

Dungen is pretty cool.
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome videogame music?
Replies: 149
Views: 19378

I like a lot of video game music, but I also think that a lot of video game composers are overrated.

Except Motoi Sakuraba. But that's because he writes prog-rock in odd time signatures. He's best-known for his work with the Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile games by tri-Ace.
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: This is the topic wherein we share our last.fm profiles.
Replies: 72
Views: 8877

I currently use foosic (profile), which is just a bare-bones play-logging tool. I may play around with last.fm, considering what I've read on these forums.
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rap Music will destroy the world.
Replies: 99
Views: 17173

I love hip-hop. I love a lot of music. But the only point that has not really been brought up in this thread yet is that the music that accompanies hip-hop (or rap) is not necessarily devoid of talent. Simply the fact that "instrumental hip-hop" albums exist should be proof, but if you wan...
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 37106

I sort-of play the bass guitar, and I have a guitar I mess around on, but I haven't picked up either in a couple years. I'd like to study bass again, and maybe even get myself an upright. Sometimes I play around making electronic music. I wish I had the dedication to really make something nice with ...
by Urbal T
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Confirmation
Replies: 325
Views: 35135

I feel particularly manly when... --my little sister's (ten years younger) necklace got tangled and stuck in the washing machine, and I spent 45 minutes with my head stuck into the thing, succesfully removing it with nothing but a pair of needle-nose pliers. --my girlfriend asks me to research somet...
by Urbal T
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Who is bringing instruments to play?
Replies: 28
Views: 6066

This is an amazing idea. I have a bass guitar, which may or may not work. My amp is shitty and small, but I think it sort-of works. Pending all of this, my ability may or may not be up to par. Also, I may or may not be bringing an oboeist. But I am definitely ready to geek out about music with some ...
by Urbal T
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 138629

Speaking of epic baking, I recently had a cake baked with this recipe, and it was absolutely amazing. Nutmeg and chocolate, mmm.
by Urbal T
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Car Pooling
Replies: 90
Views: 23010

I'm also coming from southern Maine (Scarborough, to be exact), and probably would need a ride.

Last time I drove down to Boston, I parked at Alewife (which is pretty easy) for $5/day, and took the T in. It's usually the easiest way to do it.
by Urbal T
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 138629

While I'm sure any number of you have seen Blue Man Group countless times, it's something I always recommend to friends of mine who have not seen it. Perhaps we could come up with a list of restaurants in the area? Also, what about services that local xkcd-ers could offer? Maybe some lcoal xkcd-ers...
by Urbal T
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 138629

While I'm sure any number of you have seen Blue Man Group countless times, it's something I always recommend to friends of mine who have not seen it. Perhaps we could come up with a list of restaurants in the area? Also, what about services that local xkcd-ers could offer? Maybe some lcoal xkcd-ers ...
by Urbal T
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696772

Hi! I'm Urbal T (pronounced like "herbal tea"). I enjoy long walks on the beach.
by Urbal T
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0240: "Dream Girl"
Replies: 207
Views: 115663

Add another tick to the first-posters count. I, like many of the people who have been drawn to register and post because of the strip, saw something in this strip. Although I'll have to admit, most of what I saw was that those coordinates looked awfully familiar. I used to live about fifteen minutes...

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