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by the Cow
Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Communication and ettiquite in a corporate environment
Replies: 33
Views: 3544

This isn't really dress or conversational, simply good work advice: expand your capabilities. Use your free time to learn skills that will expand the capabilities of your business / department. Learn who is key to decision making and demonstrate creativity in approach.
by the Cow
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientology Being Sued By A Country
Replies: 47
Views: 7535

Phenriz wrote:anyway i'd like to join in by saying. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

that is all.


I don't think the scientologists will let you join just by saying "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA". I think you have to give them some money.
by the Cow
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 37460

I saw the post before it was deleted. dansez dansez dansez presents his side of the issue. He feels that the forumites have not treated him well. He states that he gave his opinion of an author and that the local "cult" of that author have been, to a degree, persecuting him for it. I suspe...
by the Cow
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284821

Belial wrote:Damn, Cow, you've proven your point, now please, leave the guy some dignity......


I have so little to spare...
by the Cow
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284821

Moby Dick. This would probably be a lot better in a more relevant time. A time when man went out to sea in wooden sailing vessels to hunt whales. Nowadays.... not so much. I love Moby Dick. May be my favorite book. Pretend I have presented a cogent and illustrative argument condemning your opinion ...
by the Cow
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 37460

wow.... Your criticism seems more than a little contrived to meet unstated criteria. You seem to only apply this "standard" to works that you already do not like as a post facto justification for your dislike. On the other hand, other works, those that you enjoy, are not (I suppose) suite...
by the Cow
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can 8.2 million SUVs be operated responsibly?
Replies: 114
Views: 11182

I'm not going to try to defend the SUV. But, I do enjoy having my Jeep cherokee when the snow gets bad here in rural NE Ohio. Its a pretty crappy car all of the rest of the time and I would probably be better served by a smaller car with four wheel drive even in the winter.
by the Cow
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0310: "Commitment"
Replies: 119
Views: 32981

Not combined.
by the Cow
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444069

How many people here are unable to eat artichokes? I've eaten them all of my short life, but apparently there are people (namely ones on the east coast) who don't have a clue how to eat an artichoke. I eat and enjoy artichokes, leaves and heart, dippped in butter. I'm in the midwest. I was taught h...
by the Cow
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Idiotic teenagers
Replies: 104
Views: 9035

And yet, at 27, you'll most likely look back to now and think "Man, was I such a dumbass..." The difference between a teenager and the child that person was, and the adult they can become does nothing but demonstrate the incredible power that chemicals have on our brain. Stupid hormones. ...
by the Cow
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46652

Whenever I hear government conspiracy theories, I reflect on the years I worked US defense contracts. These people couldn't get organized enough to pull off a half decent conspiracy and keep it a secret for more than a week. I can't imagine the forms and red tape it would take to even prepare a prop...
by the Cow
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848899

Breaking it in. Be patient, it will improve. Soon, there will be a much more reasonable mix of good and bad stuff (and a whole lot of boring medium stuff in-between).
by the Cow
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848899

Stop considering it. Things will get better.

What about college is bothering you?
by the Cow
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Idiotic teenagers
Replies: 104
Views: 9035

I was so stupid I barely survived it. Hoping my kids do significantly better.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Underrated and Unknown movies
Replies: 161
Views: 16401

I know the brother of the director.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stardust
Replies: 51
Views: 8000

I am a Bowie fan. I am also old enough to have seen him live in the tour following Aladdin Sane. And while I will grant that he is glam and a bit camp at times, I also have to admit that he is also grandiose, pretentious, and very very melodramatic. Many of his fans did (and apparently still do) tak...
by the Cow
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halo 3 Flavored Moutain Dew
Replies: 45
Views: 4723

I'm still very angry with Mountain Dew. An ad agency hired to me help to them brainstorm ideas to promote the dew. We brainstormed for a few weeks and sent them a number of ideas and sketches.

MD, then declined to hire the ad agency, but still used the ideas.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 178189

Rippy wrote:I got an amazing new bike today. I want to copulate with it.


Given the way bike seats are designed, don't be surprised if it feels the same way about you.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptor/Human shapeshifting
Replies: 87
Views: 6796

If I'm gonna be a raptor, I'm gonna be a crazy raptor. Screw your civilized tea-sipping raptors. Insane civilized tea-sipping raptors, quietly bidding their time, lulling the victims with pleasant conversation, politely distracting, while dreams of sugared sweet meats dance through their heads. Tha...
by the Cow
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cool things that happened on your birthday
Replies: 95
Views: 14999

lone_psychonaut wrote:Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese.

Well, not really "cool", but an important date none the less.


You and I share a birthday: Dec 7.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cool things that happened on your birthday
Replies: 95
Views: 14999

Both WW1 (44 years earlier) and WW2 (20 years earlier) started for the US on my birthday. I wouldn't call either "cool" though.
by the Cow
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing confusion of religious sayings
Replies: 161
Views: 13284

Since this thread has gone from someone's quirky reading of an ambiguous statement to yet another thread explaining to Christians what is wrong with them, perhaps this belongs over in Serious Business. Seconded. If not moved, can the conversation return to a less serious note, sans literary critici...
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing confusion of religious sayings
Replies: 161
Views: 13284

YHWH translates as "I am (that I am)" - more of an explanation than a name. sorry for the continued technicality, but it's closer to "he exists." "i am that i am" comes from the statement directly preceeding god declaring his name, ahayah asher ahayah . In English (Exo...
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072534

Love me some skittles, and the lady knows I like redheads. But I don't eat hamburgers. Just don't like 'em. Never have. Ok. Fix'd. http://www.HammerVE.com/images/hodge_thoughts2.jpg EDIT: In the pic, my eyes look like I'm trying to see up Red's skirt. Not an objection, just an observation. No, you ...
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing confusion of religious sayings
Replies: 161
Views: 13284

YHWH translates as "I am (that I am)" - more of an explanation than a name. One of my favorites when talking with Bible literalists is Genesis 6:4: The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them...
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072534

Jodge, that scantily-clad lady inside of your thought bubble is not your lady-lady. And I do not think she'd appreciate the fact that you're letting the entire internet know that you are thinking of ladies that are not her. Shame on you, Jodge. He's really just considering nose art. Old fashioned b...
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072534

What is Hodge considering so thoughtfully?

Image
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444069

Castaway wrote:I vote Andrew Jackson if for no other reason than Theodore Roosevelt had polio.


Wrong Roosevelt. FDR had polio.
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm starting Pre-Med in a week... Any tips?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

If you want to get accepted to a medical school, volunteer time now in some medical related area. I went and talked to the head of admission at Case Western, when I was pre-med and he recommended that as much as getting a good grade average. I rode around in the back of an ambulance for a year. BTW:...
by the Cow
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you find comfort in knowing?
Replies: 52
Views: 5474

I take comfort in knowing that my wife (sweet, kind, and innocent), her father (wise, patient, and quiet), and my partner (smart, attentive, and caring) do very well in life and in death.
by the Cow
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262124

Ren wrote:Art and snobbery
Go together like a highway and robbery


QFT.
by the Cow
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existential angst
Replies: 87
Views: 12379

Re: Existential angst

We are animals headed nowhere when we die, and we will never have justice, paradise, eternal life, or complete understanding of the universe. I haven't a clue what happens when we die and doubt you have done the double blind experiments necessary to offer much beyond conjecture, but if you are not ...
by the Cow
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wallets of the Stinky Variety
Replies: 50
Views: 4593

I propose a "smelly" wallet contest at the meet up. I can be the judge. Each of you can hand me your wallets. I will take them somewhere quiet and very private and judge their relative odiferousness, and return them sometime... later. The winner will be notified by snail mail at an appropr...
by the Cow
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Music Pleasures
Replies: 99
Views: 10849

VTHodge wrote:Don't tell the man thread, but my list of favorite songs includes:
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time


I'm a sucker for that one too. My friends know. They laugh.
by the Cow
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Seeing Sine Waves
Replies: 22
Views: 2496

If you can see it coming, ergotamine can often prevent a migraine. But you need to take it before the pain hits.
by the Cow
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fairies
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Fairies

Image
by the Cow
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dream find?
Replies: 29
Views: 6451

Jesster wrote:I expect all answers to be:

"Jesse".


Not customers?
by the Cow
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072534

CreemyNougat wrote:
the Cow wrote:Did you really need a reason?
Yes...in the sense that without that reason, the idea would not have occurred to me.


Really?

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by the Cow
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clubbing trends.
Replies: 175
Views: 16736

Hammer wrote:I am specifically talking about is the one where you come up behind a girl, grab her, and wait for her to dislodge you.


I am stunned that anyone, ever, needs to be told this - after kindergarten.
by the Cow
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072534

CreemyNougat wrote:
I dressed like blue Peach.


Yes. Yes, you did.

CreemyNougat wrote:Well yeah. There was a Smash Bros Melee tournament.


Did you really need a reason?

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