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by kcr
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0833: "Convincing"
Replies: 85
Views: 21517

Re: 0833: "Convincing"

Maybe she left the axes unlabeled ON PURPOSE because she knew it would get him to agree to ending things.
by kcr
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0752: "Phobia"
Replies: 90
Views: 25253

Re: "Phobia" discussion (#752)

Hasn't Randall done already about 200 comics with THAT SAME MESSAGE? "Enjoy life guys don't waste the day do something cool etc. etc. etc." OKAY, WE GET IT . Looking at people, all around, tells me it's never enough. No, it is. If people don't hear you the umpteenth time around, either yo...
by kcr
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Ask an English teacher!
Replies: 102
Views: 10433

Re: Ask an English teacher!

I'm a college English student in a sea of pre-med and engineering kids (just the breakdown of a program - not department/major program, but a research program - I'm in). They like to say my only valuable contribution is writing papers, and many talk crap about the humanities on the regular. What are...
by kcr
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Have you taken a course in that?"
Replies: 73
Views: 6180

Re: "Have you taken a course in that?"

Man, I actually wanted to talk about this topic of going to class. You could've made a post about reading posts...people might have responded better if you hadn't tried to be tricksy. Back to the more interesting topic/the "fake" topic of this thread - I LOVE SCHOOL. I like being in class,...
by kcr
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Technically Complicated Folk
Replies: 11
Views: 3164

Re: Technically Complicated Folk

Try Josh Ritter. I don't know much (aka barely anything) about music theory, but to my untrained ear he's a bit more complex than your average folk music. My personal favorites of his include "The Temptation of Adam" (which is you're a science geek, you should love - lots of good puns), &q...
by kcr
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: Donating Blood
Replies: 117
Views: 10131

Re: So, I'm donating blood, and I have a question.

I tried to donate last week for the first time... Red Cross has frequent-ish drives on my campus. I got rejected not for low iron (which I expected since my mom is anemic and I don't each much meat), but because I don't meet the height and weight requirement? Since when does that exist? I'm a perfec...
by kcr
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Shakespeare Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9449

Re: Shakespeare Thread

But the best story of interpreting the Bard is Shakespeare in the Bush, which you can find here . It shows just how cross cultural Hamlet is, or isn't. I read this for a class and found it very interesting. The professor used it as "proof" to support her case that works don't always trans...
by kcr
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25217

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

My understanding was that it's an actual hallucination, not just a mental image. I do mentally assign colours to sound frequencies, but I think most people do that. There is the type where you actually see it (I've forgotten the exact name) and then there's associative synesthesia. You don't actual...
by kcr
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3377206

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

I'm sorry to interrupt the period/moisturizing talk but I have an emergency bathing suit question (and you all know how much stress bathing suits can cause). Do hipster cut bathing suit bottoms have less... coverage in the actual crotch area? Like the actual part of your body where your vagina is, n...
by kcr
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I have this here one subject notebook...
Replies: 30
Views: 2962

Re: So I have this here one subject notebook...

For a few years I had this really pretty journal and I had no idea how to use it. It felt like it was a big waste since it when you open it, it lies flat perfectly .) Now I use it for quotes that I really like ... from movies, books, songs, things that people in my life say... It's nice. I have anot...
by kcr
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: special topics in calamity physics
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: special topics in calamity physics

I love this book. First off, I love the writing - really dense. I read quickly, so a book that isn't just long but is written with long detail-packed sentences? Perfect. It slowed me down. And that, of course, turned out to be a good thing because of the nature of the story. Second, I love any book ...
by kcr
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 361656

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Was anyone else confused by the lack of details on how Aang unblocked his seventh chakra? I wish I had Tivo, because I missed that. I think it was that when Ozai was attacking him, he backed up against a rock that protruded right into the wound/scar/whatever it is on his back. Other than that, I...
by kcr
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 361656

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

SO GOOD.
So damn good.

Spoiler:
I'm sort of annoyed they had Zuko go all "WHERE IS MY MOTHER, BITCH?!" and didn't resolve that at all. However, my brother did point out the potential there for a follow-up..

Taking away bending power - damn. Wouldn't have guessed that at all.
by kcr
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fitness freaks vs. other obsessions
Replies: 21
Views: 1986

Re: Fitness freaks vs. other obsessions

At what point in time did these people decided that they can upgrade from sidewalk to road. At least where I live, they're not allowed to bike on the sidewalk. But I agree, it can get dangerous. Weaving around stopped cars at a red light and then biking through said red light is not any safer if yo...
by kcr
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Job Thread!
Replies: 82
Views: 6270

Re: The Job Thread!

I have my first real job this summer.. (after two summers of unpaid "jobs" which were varying levels of ok/lame). I'm working at a museum, and so far, I love it. The only bad part is that scheduling is difficult. Otherwise, it's pretty fun work although sometimes deathly boring, the other ...
by kcr
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Markus Zusak
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Markus Zusak

I LOVE HIM. I Am the Messenger and The Book Thief are two of my absolute favorite books. I agree, the ending to Messenger is a bit weak, but I was willing to go with it because I found the rest of the book amazing. And I didn't think Death was an awkward narrator for Book Thief. I liked it, actually...
by kcr
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3377206

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

The day my dad learned he could send text messages to me as emails from the computer was the beginning of a slightly unfortunate era of cell phone communication... Plus, they always get cut off so I never see the entire message. Cell phones = a blessing and a curse. Quite a few real life events have...
by kcr
Mon May 26, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands in the same vein as Neutral Milk Hotel/Beirut?
Replies: 18
Views: 3056

Re: Bands in the same vein as Neutral Milk Hotel/Beirut?

You might want to try Beulah. They were part of the Elephant 6 (along with Neutral Milk Hotel), and use a lot of trumpet. Uh. Also, they're awesome. They're not a band anymore, but they've got four albums; the last two are definitely the strongest. If you want something more melancholy go with Yoko,...
by kcr
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [XKCD] Translation ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2644

Re: [XKCD] Translation ?

Annnd now I'm going to be frequenting the Spanish xkcd to practice my Spanish! Excellent. :)
by kcr
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 36279

Re: SAT Scores

I get the feeling it's different for different schools, but do most take the higher scores of what you get, or just the latest? What my school's guidance counselor has said is that they see all your scores but only look at the highest when looking at applications. Blah I find out scores on Thursday...
by kcr
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: WE GOTTA HOOOOLD ON! TO WHAT WE GOT! -singing in the car-
Replies: 56
Views: 4655

Re: WE GOTTA HOOOOLD ON! TO WHAT WE GOT! -singing in the car-

DONT STOP BELIEVIN' HOLD ON TO THAT FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELIN Definitely. With a certain group of people, a couple Beatles songs -- the most enthusiastically sung being "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Hey Jude" ... cheesy, yes, but so fun. "The Bleeding Heart Show&q...
by kcr
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sufjan / Coldplay mashup
Replies: 15
Views: 5316

Re: Sufjan / Coldplay mashup

This is the coolest mashup I've ever heard. The two songs on their own are good (looove Chicago), but I wasn't expecting to like them together.. I was wrong!
by kcr
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ***
Replies: 126
Views: 9817

Re: A brief treatise on the topic of: Get over yourself

- Not drinking/smoking/using drugs or substances of any kind

If someone doesn't want to drink/use drugs/smoke, who cares? In my opinion, that's pretty different than deciding you're never going to wear jeans just because the masses worship denim legwear.
by kcr
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Juno
Replies: 106
Views: 13709

Re: Juno

This is one of the most quotable movies I've seen in a while. I liked it a lot. Also interesting, when I went to see it, the theater was pretty full and there were a bunch of teenagers (some stupid idiot right near me kept texting the whole time PUT AWAY YOUR DAMN PHONE) but also some older folk. Th...
by kcr
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Albums of 2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3611

Re: Favorite Albums of 2007

Boxer - The National The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter - Josh Ritter Night Falls Over Kortedala - Jens Lekman Valentine Vacancy EP - Bedroom Eyes (maybe it doesn't count since it's an EP, but whatever, I love it.) Neon Bible - Arcade Fire Then my "second place" favorites.. In Rainbow...
by kcr
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3377206

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Well, thanks for the helpful empire waist guidelines and mini-education. I'm going to decide against it until I can actually try one on, since it seems to be pretty body/person specific as to whether it works. And uh, I'm sorry to have indirectly spurred on .. this. I found it a little annoying that...
by kcr
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3377206

Re: Girl Thread: Attack Wombs to the Ready!

that's pretty damn girly. No. This is girly: http://i3.iofferphoto.com/img/1156402800/_i/13874422/1.jpg Notice the pink, and the tassels. the first i can't really have an opinion on since i possess the Y-chromosome (i'm lying - i think it's hideous) I would agree with that. Ok, I won't try to hide ...
by kcr
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 261260

Re: Recommend a book

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon was a great book. Combine a rich alternate history, fantastically deep characters, classic, gritty detective writing, and Yiddish interjections, into a well written novel and this is what you get. A must for fans of any of those genres. Yes I called &...
by kcr
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Modern art
Replies: 161
Views: 10760

Re: Modern art

Your avatar is a photo of Yves Klein jumping off of the ledge of a building or something. I forget the name, or who took it.. I don't like paintings that are a one color canvas, or maybe one color with some other color stripes. Maybe the artist has some intense meaning behind it, but for me? It's so...
by kcr
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0360: "Writers Strike"
Replies: 125
Views: 22446

Re: "Writers Strike" Discussion

AH!! Favorite comic in a long time. It's all SO TRUE.

(come back to me, Stephen...)
by kcr
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Took You Some Time.
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Took You Some Time.

Catcher in the Rye. When I first read it between 7th and 8th grades, I despised it. I tried again a few months later and still didn't like it. Three/four years later, when I reread it for the third time, I loved it.
by kcr
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 28-Hour Day
Replies: 42
Views: 6389

Re: 28-Hour Day

A more appropriate sleep schedule would be biphasic, in which you sleep 6-7 hours at night, then take a 45-90 minute nap when you dip in the afternoon. I will be trying this during my winter break, although I have had some experience with biphasic sleeping patterns before, and my only problem is fo...
by kcr
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 361656

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

AGHH SO GOOD! I love Zuko and his smack down to Ozai was amazing. But did anyone else chuckle when he went on his "everyone hates us and we've created an era of fear in the world" speech? A bit.. timely. Seeing all the minor characters come back as the resistance force was great, but ...
by kcr
Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Oooh. Christmas music!
Replies: 121
Views: 10041

Re: Oooh. Christmas music!

Am I the only one here who doesn't like christmas and everything associated with it? The Pogues' christmas song, ok. I can stand that. But all the rest of christmas music? Nope, thank you. It's repetitive and so... happy. I don't like happy music. It makes me feel depressed and frustrated. Short of...
by kcr
Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 47219

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Clumpy wrote:
Oblivious Bear wrote:Sunset Rubdown

Aghh I love them.

Not sure how well known he is (two of my friends like/know him but they're ridiculous music snobs) but Jens Lekman.
by kcr
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Sad Song
Replies: 104
Views: 10477

Re: Favorite Sad Song

"Brick" by Ben Folds Five, "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles, or "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits. More that I'm not remembering probably.
by kcr
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 15833

Re: Little joys in life

Getting phone messages, notes, letters, or emails unexpectedly (enjoyable ones from people you like, I suppose, rather than annoying ones asking you about homework and crap) Hearing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" or "Hey Jude" on the radio Singing along off-key and loudly t...
by kcr
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Oooh. Christmas music!
Replies: 121
Views: 10041

Re: Oooh. Christmas music!

O Holy Night is the best Christmas song, hands down. Other CDs include Nat King Cole's Christmas CD which we listen to while decorating the tree, so it's basically the epitome of Christmas for me and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. We also have a CD, "Christmas Crooners" and it's a compilation o...
by kcr
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3377206

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

The worst is being ticklish at the doctor's office. I've never been able to have them feel around my stomach without gasping and laughing and squirming uncontrollably. It makes me feel very silly/foolish. But I still get some fun out of tickle wars..
by kcr
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208925

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

The Pearl by John Steinbeck. We "read" it with an audiotape, but I read way faster than the recording, so I would go ahead in class (advantage of my back-row seat!) and then just get really bored. And the book itself... god, I just couldn't stand it. That's it, pretty much. I LOVE reading,...

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