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by StNowhere
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0851: "Na"
Replies: 207
Views: 49732

Re: 0851: "Na"

floreal wrote:first thing that popped into my mind was this song (cant remember the name lol)
na na na na na na na na na na na... baby give it up give it up baaaaby give it uup. (rinse and repeat)


That would be the oft-forgotten "Give It Up" by KC and the Sunshine Band.
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

I apologize. Well, okay, I wasn't really expecting that ; I apologize if I was being way too harsh with you. I realize my general attitude here on the forums is a little antagonistic; my aim isn't to make you feel like shit or browbeat you into my position (even if a lot of times I seem to act that...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

I think your citation of Poe's law fits the bill here - as much as you may think it's terrifically obvious Sarah's not doing it to incite racial hatred, there's got to be someone laughing along thinking she means it. The joke is designed to be a contradiction; the humor is derived from the statemen...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

So it's the word that is the problem, not the content, except when it is content which you happen to like, in which case it is ok. There is a word for that. Hypocrisy. ...I was talking about a similar, but still significantly different, thing. The joke example I gave doesn't even contain the offend...
by StNowhere
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

What you don't understand is that constitution rights are not "all or nothing", they're a sliding scale of limitations. You accept the idea of a gun license in the first place. Every single constitutional right, in practice, is enforced in a way that balances some rights against others. Y...
by StNowhere
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cat ordered to do jury service
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Cat ordered to do jury service

If the cat failed to show up for jury service, surely it could be convicted by a kangaroo court? The only question is whether it would be a misdemeanour or a feliney. http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5357621/Puns-Puns-everywhere.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=x-x-everywhere
by StNowhere
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

sourmìlk wrote:When I think of Palin (Sarah, not Michael)


I think you've hit on the perfect ticket here - Palin/Palin '12: "One's a joker, the other's a joke!"
by StNowhere
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Army's 'Spiritual Fitness' Test Angers Some Soldiers
Replies: 174
Views: 14645

Re: Army's 'Spiritual Fitness' Test Angers Some Soldiers

No doubt, and I'm not suggesting the two are identical issues. I am however pointing out that the military has, or should have, vested interest in keeping it's soldiers alive, both during their service, and after, if simply (to be overly callous about it) as a PR thing. Lots of people like to get c...
by StNowhere
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cat ordered to do jury service
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Cat ordered to do jury service

EdgarJPublius wrote:I was under the impression that jury lists were generally drawn from voter registration or driver's license records, not the census which can be up to ten years out of date.


Is the cat's name Toonces?
by StNowhere
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0843: "Misconceptions"
Replies: 186
Views: 40858

Re: 0843: "Misconceptions"

(or is it too much to expect people here to know the greatest space/science-fiction film ever made?) Clearly, that distinction goes to the 2002 remake of "Rollerball." ... On a more serious note, I'm not sure Kubrick runs away with best sci-fi film - a good case can be made for Blade Runn...
by StNowhere
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Vaniver wrote:As groups, Juggalos and Republicans have somewhat different approaches to violent crime.


Yet, oddly, the same approach to Tila Tequila.
by StNowhere
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

EsotericWombat wrote:Or that Insane Clown Posse somehow ought to be held to a higher standard than our elected officials.


I hold ICP to a higher standard because I firmly believe two grown men in clown makeup have a better chance of doing something meaningful.
by StNowhere
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police chief wants DNA database of prostitute clients
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: Police chief wants DNA database of prostitute clients

Does anyone know the reasoning behind brothels being illegal but prostitution not? I assume that it's the same reason that pimping is illegal - the idea that as soon as you allow prostitution to be controlled by someone other than the sex worker, you'll immediately allow for abuse of the workers. N...
by StNowhere
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police chief wants DNA database of prostitute clients
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: Police chief wants DNA database of prostitute clients

Does anyone know the reasoning behind brothels being illegal but prostitution not? I assume that it's the same reason that pimping is illegal - the idea that as soon as you allow prostitution to be controlled by someone other than the sex worker, you'll immediately allow for abuse of the workers. N...
by StNowhere
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 163384

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

All I want is for the Seahawks to upset the Bears because

1.) I hate Chicago, and
2.) A 7-9 team hosting the NFC championship would be awesome.
by StNowhere
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So Long Tevatron...
Replies: 42
Views: 5844

Re: So Long Tevatron...

I wonder if they are going to have a yard sale after they shut this thing down, I bet you could use the parts to built a sweet rail gun. Or just set it up in the yard and aim the beam at that damn dog next door that barks all night. "All right, guys, I don't care if you sell the CW generator f...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

The "penalty" for violating the ethics code? Voluntarily broadcasting the following statement twice during peak listening hours: The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has found that OZ FM breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Co...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

I go where I'm needed. Wherever there's an ignorant fool knocking down straw-men on an internet forum, an angry bigot yelling about the Jews in his teeth sending coded messages to the Chinese government, or someone listening to music I'm not very fond of in the apartment directly above me, I'll be ...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

Dropping in on the tail-end of a conversation solely to insult someone? It's kind of The Mighty Thesaurus' schtick; think of it like a free bookmarking service. You can divide big threads into neat little chunks between the insults. Just goes to show I haven't been lurking nearly long enough. I swe...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

I just had an idea: If we simply banned the words "racism", "homophobia", "sexism" and "rape" from being used ever again, we could wipe out racism, homophobia, sexism and rape completely. For ever! And maybe if we stop saying the word "idiot", you w...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

And after all the violence and double-talk, there's just a song in all the trouble and the strife.
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 21599

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

Another example I can give is playing an instrument. For any reasonably difficult piece, you are going to be easily going over 300 note a minute. There's no time to think, nor reason about the notes. You need to have it memorized, period, and that's a large number of notes. Certain repetitions/patt...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

Never mind.
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

If you manage to blot out a word, what victory have you won against prejudice? My major point is that, for example, if you force a homophobe to stop using the word "faggot," he's still a homophobe, just one with a slightly more limited vocabulary. If you get people to understand why homop...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

That said though, at what point are parents abdicating their responsibility to talk about bigotry and why it's wrong, to talk about how behaviors that appear in "classic" works like literature and rock-and-roll reflect a society we have left behind for good reason? At what point are paren...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

If you manage to blot out a word, what victory have you won against prejudice? My major point is that, for example, if you force a homophobe to stop using the word "faggot," he's still a homophobe, just one with a slightly more limited vocabulary. If you get people to understand why homop...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

Broadcasters can choose what they do and do not broadcast, and how they broadcast it. As such, they are responsible for the content they put on their airwaves. If the local radio station broadcasted a KKK rally, they would be tacitly approving of the message they broadcast. A publisher can choose w...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

So if you're a broadcaster or publisher, what's the winning move here? Nowadays it's whatever gets more ratings/sells more literature. Different game. The game we're talking about is "win StNowhere's approval". Good. I was feeling rather like I hadn't been insulted lately. To answer the o...
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 21599

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

Rote learning, and the information that comes from it, is a toolbox. Having a hammer does not a carpenter make, but a carpenter without a hammer is just as hobbled as a grocery clerk would be if they tried to build a house, no matter what tools they have.
by StNowhere
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada censors Dire Straits
Replies: 121
Views: 10270

Re: Canada censors Dire Straits

nor do I feel the need to call attention to it by pointing the word out to her and explaining why its use is wrong. ... I also get frustrated over complaints about "Basic Human Decency". They generally seem to be a call for the right to say bigoted and offensive things without consequence...
by StNowhere
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Superconductors work by making electrons drunk
Replies: 19
Views: 1920

Re: Superconductors work by making electrons drunk

I wonder if I can get a grant to determine how electrons react to an 8-ball and a Motorhead CD.
by StNowhere
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Also on a side note I thought the PC whitewashed retconning of the roman calendar was B.C.E. (Before common era) and C.E. (Common Era) not B.C.E and A.D.E. was I mistaken? Yes, it's either BCE/CE or BC/AD. Failing at grammar is the least of that man's issues, though... But he didn't fail at grammar...
by StNowhere
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 21599

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

As an aside: I admit to being quite amused at the idea that the discussion has divided into two parts - a discussion of the merits of the ideas in the article, and a discussion of proper presentation of suicide statistics. The one thing that keeps hitting me, though, is one of the first lines in the...
by StNowhere
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So Long Tevatron...
Replies: 42
Views: 5844

Re: So Long Tevatron...

nitePhyyre wrote:Outside of competition, does it even make sense to have multiple colliders operating at a time?


You need another reason?
by StNowhere
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0845: "Modern History"
Replies: 79
Views: 15659

Re: 0845: "Modern History"

SirMustapha wrote:Also LOL U GUIS I don't get offended and that makes me COOL AND AWESOME and way better than you.


Yep. Glad you see it my way.
by StNowhere
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Who replaces Giffords now? The kind of damage she suffered sounds like a career-ending injury, if not worse. Does the Arizona Governor appoint someone, does a special election occur, or is the seat empty until Jan of 2013? It appears that under Article I, Section 2 of the US Constitution, all vacan...
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Replies: 453
Views: 54301

Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford Shot

As of 3 pm. Eastern time (US), can't get through to Palin's PAC website. Wonder if that's got anything to do with this?
by StNowhere
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rest in Peace, Bill Zeller
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Rest in Peace, Bill Zeller

He got out. Right now, at this moment, I envy him.
by StNowhere
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boycott Thor!
Replies: 129
Views: 10969

Re: Boycott Thor!

podbaydoor wrote:Tom Cruise would, of course, play the samurai. Just to add bizarre levels of race wank to the movie.


Does that mean that everyone in Sherwood Forest would have to be played by Indigenous Australians?
by StNowhere
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boycott Thor!
Replies: 129
Views: 10969

Re: Boycott Thor!

On the one hand, if you look at Norse mythology, Heimdall is the "white god". Yeeah, when the norse called someone "white", they weren't referring to their skin (everyone in that region of the world was pretty white). It was in the same sense that thor was "Red" and th...

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