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by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fail Safe vs Dr. Strangelove
Replies: 11
Views: 4236

The book for Fail Safe (a good book IMO) came out in 1962, if that help any. I lived most of my life during the Cold War. Throughout much of my life it was considered reasonable to believe that it was likely we would die in a nuclear war. Both movies represent that well. Fail Safe was certainly more...
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The UnManly Confessionals Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 7573

Forgive me Hairy Father, for I have sinned. Because her commandments supersede your's in all things in which they are in conflict, I do surrender my paycheck each and every month into the tithe that is my wife, and grateful am I that I can do so, for she provideth great comfort in my times of need -...
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528704

Meaux_Pas wrote:I was convinced I would return to the US to find my boyfriend had finally come out of the closet.


At the mall.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need help making use of these components I got...
Replies: 30
Views: 2934

LSK wrote:Wow, that's nifty. Link?


Wish I could find one. I saw it in the paper edition around 1990-ish.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I just came to a horrific realization. . . about pudding.
Replies: 84
Views: 7222

Rodan wrote:I'm still confused as hell...

Anyone care to say something that makes sense?


The saying by Sherlock Holmes:
when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?


doesn't make a damn bit of sense.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need help making use of these components I got...
Replies: 30
Views: 2934

Build a mechanical computer. There were diagrams in Scientific American demonstrating OR, XOR, AND, NOT, etc... using ropes and pulleys.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Science Vs Religion
Replies: 337
Views: 34272

More authority?

Each in their own realm. It is where either is extended to the other's province that things get really stupid.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444911

*goes to the bank* *gets the money* *takes Meaux Pas to Rio where we hang out on the beach, drink things with little umbrellas in them, and laugh at men who try to send us to the kitchen* Hey! Isn't half that money mine? I wanna go to Rio! Besides, I am the sent - not the sender. But you two can la...
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444911

I dunno, I mean, when you see shady bankers in books and films, what do they always have with them? Serious muscle. I suspect Jesus wasn't just beating up on pudgy old men. This is true. But they are the sort that bide their time and wait till the moment is ripe. You know, like they did with... a.....
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Geekstash!
Replies: 96
Views: 9479

Some anime and books on CD.

Image
by the Cow
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444911

Jesus, not a manly man? Matthew 21:12, dude! He knew how, and when to throw down. The manliest of men not only can both fight back and turn the other cheek, but know WHEN it is best to do so. I grant the sentiment, but he was beating on money changers and dove salesman - not exactly lumberjacks and...
by the Cow
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 245912

refreshingapathy wrote:Where is the cow?


Present.
by the Cow
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 336770

bookishbunny wrote:Duh! It's an theme park!


What's the theme?
by the Cow
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever fall asleep while driving?
Replies: 51
Views: 6787

I haven't ever fallen asleep in the car, but I did almost pass out one time. I was on the highway coming home from the regional science fair, and was tired from standing on my feet all day when I got to a tunnel. I, of course, attempted to hold my breath through said tunnel. About 3/4 of the way th...
by the Cow
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528704

I have two pairs of shoes: Black sneakers and a pair of black sneakers I will wear when these wear out.
by the Cow
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Smart vs. Intelligent
Replies: 62
Views: 8004

I think of smart as having gathered and retained a fair bit of knowledge. I consider intelligence to be the ability to learn, even if one hasn't. And wisdom is the ability to live well.
by the Cow
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 65110

Nyarlathotep wrote:The Fifth Element, which everyone tells me is a terrible movie, but which I find really fun.


Seconded. Makes me think what the future would be like if fashion designers were in charge.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever fall asleep while driving?
Replies: 51
Views: 6787

Solt wrote:Seriously? You guys need to drive funner cars. Like a stick shift.

1) driving will be more interesting
2) you'll be forced to pay constant attention or you might break something.


I was driving a manual when I fell asleep.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever fall asleep while driving?
Replies: 51
Views: 6787

Ever fall asleep while driving?

I was driving home from work, a couple of jobs ago, and suddenly woke up. Fortunately I was still on the road and going very slowly. After waking I was as awake as I have ever been.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 65110

Can't say I love it, but I am always surprised by how much I like Blast from the Past. I do wish they had cast a different female lead.
by the Cow
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Typewriter help
Replies: 20
Views: 2442

Back in the days when personal computers were unlikely, I went to college with an old Underwood manual typewriter. After a while, you develop quite a "touch" for hitting the keys just so, to make a good impression on the page. The long bars would sometimes get tangled up in each other.
by the Cow
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31386

I liked Atlas Shrugged. It was funny.
by the Cow
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Masks!
Replies: 100
Views: 8982

bookishbunny wrote:@Belial

That Green Man mask is gorgeous!


I agree. Did you purchase to wear? Some particular event or occasion? Or do you collect?
by the Cow
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ask an Australian (or near-by neighbor)
Replies: 59
Views: 6477

We have one (or more) living in our yard. I was in bed with the wife, well engaged, when I look up and out a window and there is a possum right up against the glass staring at us with its white face and spooky eyes.

Really something of a mood killer.
by the Cow
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 32331

Can't say I've ever fallen in love with any characters from movies or TV. I have liked a few quite a bit, and I've fallen into lust with a few. There are even a couple that I missed a bit once their show was gone. But I haven't had that falling-in-love-feeling for them.

Am I doing this wrong?
by the Cow
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 32331

Jauss wrote:Also, you are one of my very favorite forumites. Good jeorb. :)


That makes me very happy! But, what is a "jeorb"?
by the Cow
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "That weird thing you do" thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17723

I also do. I'm 45. Get that creepy there-is-something-there-I-can't-see feeling.
by the Cow
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Masks!
Replies: 100
Views: 8982

Image
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ill with change.
Replies: 49
Views: 5202

I dislike change most of the time and live happily in a rut for decades. Then, for a brief and temporary period, I require a change. Every once in a long while there are big welcome changes in my life: meeting Hammer being the biggest in the last decade, having children, buying a couple of houses. M...
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831323

as far anime i'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli even though they are the Disney of anime. I'm also a HUGE HUGE fan of anything Yoshitoshi ABe touches (serial experiments lain, haibane renmei, texnholize). Agreed both about Ghibli and Yoshitoshi ABe. I like Haibane Renmai much more that Lain. Isn't NieA...
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191760

Tom Waits - Bone Machine
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 32331

One night, many years ago my wife came to me, worry written all over her face. She said, "we have to talk..." "We do?" "Yes", she said, "I've fallen in love." My heart now in my throat, "With someone else?" "Yes. But I am too embarrassed to tell...
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fear And Loathing (And Other Gilliams)
Replies: 16
Views: 3406

See Brazil.
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oh No, my 5 dollar black market DVDs
Replies: 38
Views: 5472

Probably better to not have a teacher assigning me homework. I've been out of school for twenty some years. I think it would aggravate me to get back into that world.
by the Cow
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oh No, my 5 dollar black market DVDs
Replies: 38
Views: 5472

Is it good? I took Latin and Arabic in college. But I did very very poorly at each. I have no aptitude for learning languages, which is a bit odd in that my daughter is very good at it and my brother is a professor of linguistics.
by the Cow
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oh No, my 5 dollar black market DVDs
Replies: 38
Views: 5472

Before I discovered the theoretic error in my ways, I theoretically bought a few anime series from some purely hypothetical companies. Unfortunately, in theory, they translated the Japanese into Chinese and then into English subtitles. Hypothetically, all meaning was, in theory, lost. Never bought a...
by the Cow
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Again with the raptors
Replies: 2
Views: 800

I was so overjoyed to see the real SGI Crimson and the fake Thinking Machine, nevermind the same girl exclaiming, "This is Unix. I know Unix!" that I hardly worried about the people at all. Eat 'em all up - spare the computers. SGI coined: A Crimson VGXT ("Skywriter") is a Jurass...
by the Cow
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191760

Exposure - Fripp
by the Cow
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book you are proudest to have finished...
Replies: 137
Views: 16155

thefiddler wrote:Or... well... Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Very long, very boring, yet still appealing to the part of me that loves medieval, Arthurian legends. :)


Agreed. But without the appeal.
by the Cow
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Legality
Replies: 23
Views: 2470

ZeroSum wrote:DMCA only applies to circumvention of an access control for a copyrighted work in America.


And how long do you suppose it will be before we have "special rendition" flights for the DMCA, outside of Amerika?

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