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by ascendingPig
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bisexuality
Replies: 111
Views: 10023

Re: Bisexuality

I realize it's not a good thing for me to feel this way, but even though I myself am attracted to both men and women I find myself resenting most other people who identify as bisexual. It seems like the men only sleep with men because they're easier than girls, and the women only sleep with women be...
by ascendingPig
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Career in Cryptography
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Career in Cryptography

I think you'd major in math, but in addition you should try to get into one of the NSA's special courses they give to potential recruits, or even try for an internship there. If you're in high school, they even have a special program for high-schoolers.
by ascendingPig
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your phobia?
Replies: 80
Views: 5828

Re: What is your phobia?

I suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. That's "fear of long words" for the uninitiated. 'tain't true, dear. "Sesquipedaliaphobia" would make sense. A "sesquipedalianism" is a long word, literally one that is "six feet" long. However, a "Hipp...
by ascendingPig
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 394256

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

I have some pretty awesome teachers, I must say. Classics: "Feel lucky. In a Roman school, right now you'd be learning Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic, and Beatings." Chemistry: "When I was teaching at an inner-city school in the Bronx, nobody stole my laptops! Nobody crapped on the stai...
by ascendingPig
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pratchett has Alzheimer's
Replies: 26
Views: 3125

Re: Pratchett has Alzheimer's

He aten't dead yet!

Well, he gets a way cooler legacy than most. I know I'll be giving his books to my kids and my grandkids and my grandkids' clones.
by ascendingPig
Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Prove You Are Real
Replies: 167
Views: 15487

Re: Prove You Are Real

I know that the world isn't a figment of my imagination, because I'm not nearly clever enough to think it all up.
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Regrowing limbs
Replies: 30
Views: 3454

Re: Regrowing limbs

Wouldn't we have to stop our immune system from preventing accelerated cellular replication in order to grow extra limbs? Which would put one at a greater risk for tumorous growths? Which means one could also develop cornu cutaneum, just by chance and strange coincidence? Which means one would have ...
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "We need a new definition of privacy"
Replies: 26
Views: 2514

Re: "We need a new definition of privacy"

Kerr is clearly trying to redefine privacy as anonymity so he can have a reason to take it away from us.

That's what I'm reading from it, anyway.
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm Back
Replies: 32
Views: 2441

Re: So I'm Back

Cheese wrote:
Meaux_Pas wrote:Also, we all get cake on thursdays, except you.
And me, apparently. Why am I not on the cake list?

Don't be ridiculous. You're on the cake list:

-Flour
-Milk
-Eggs
-Sugar
-Cheese
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: band names
Replies: 47
Views: 7311

Re: band names

If I were in a female death metal band, it would be called "Ho Brigade" and we would kill puppies live in concert.

With firecrackers.
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 189107

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

My feet are too tiny for me to balance on them. I have no grace. I stampede down steps. I think I was an elephant in a previous life. I can still pick things up with my nose.
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367605

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

And it really, really bothers me when someone calls the box the "CPU," especially especially when it's someone who knows what CPU really stands for. That's a serious pet peeve of mine. I know a guy who, when talking about his incompetence with a computer, says he has bad "CPU skills....
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: band names
Replies: 47
Views: 7311

Re: band names

I wish I were Asian, and I had a bunch of Asian friends, and we were all musically talented and sexy so we could call ourselves...

(Wait for it...)

The Yellow Peril!

Alternately, I would like to be a member of The Existential Meerkat.
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)
Replies: 69
Views: 6225

Re: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)

Because of all that people tend to look at me strangely, call me a stoner and avoid me. I once had someone point me out in a restaurant and ask his kid: "Look at her. Do you want to end up like that? Because that's what drugs do to you." I also had a lady see me on the sidewalk and pull h...
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367605

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

I do agree that it is 'i-rack' and 'i-ran', however only because that is the standard English pronounciation (at least British English, which is best english :D). However I disagree with your assertion that one should "at least try to pronounce proper nouns correctly." For one thing, a na...
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "We need a new definition of privacy"
Replies: 26
Views: 2514

Re: "We need a new definition of privacy"

This doesn't make any sense. Of course privacy doesn't mean anonymity. It never did. Privacy means the ability to keep one's personal affairs concealed from the general public. And I am including our voyeuristic initialed organizations in "the general public." You don't need anonymity to k...
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Babies Sound Like Raptors
Replies: 13
Views: 3159

Re: Babies Sound Like Raptors

I was totally going to buy this shirt, but not when I saw the price.

My vaguely-offensive shirts should be under $10!
by ascendingPig
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just a little news snippet on the innumerate.
Replies: 116
Views: 18568

Re: Just a little news snippet on the innumerate.

Gelsamel wrote:I bet if we only had 2 fingers we'd think in binary.

I'd think we'd have a base-3 number system, wouldn't we?

After all, the values would be 0 (no fingers), 1 (one finger) and 2 (two fingers).
by ascendingPig
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You wouldnt know it, but im very good at :
Replies: 86
Views: 4816

Re: You wouldnt know it, but im very good at :

I'm really good at writing haiku on-the-spot. I like to do it whenever I see a billboard or traffic sign or whatever.

As in:
Wal-mart on Main Street
Desperate shoppers search for
More cheap plastic crap
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You wouldnt know it, but im very good at :
Replies: 86
Views: 4816

Re: You wouldnt know it, but im very good at :

I'm very good at being noodly and rubbery. I can get into lotus position without my hands in about a fifth of a second.
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad Text Books
Replies: 34
Views: 3003

Re: Bad Text Books

My Ancient Greek textbook, Athenadze, started off terrible and got really good. It was apparently written by some loser who thought nobody would want to learn Ancient Greek if they started off with stories about war, so the first few chapters followed a general outline of "Dicaeopolis works in ...
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've always wanted...
Replies: 173
Views: 12298

Re: I've always wanted...

I've always wanted a flying stingray with laser vision.

I would ride it to school skateboard-style, and it would be my best friend and defender.
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

On First Periods: I got mine when I was 11, and I was at my grandmother's house. My mom was, like, "Have a tampon. Do you know how to use it?" And I was like, "DUH." But I was lying, and I didn't realize it wasn't working because I was, er, doing it wrong until I saw a little boo...
by ascendingPig
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0032: "Pillar"
Replies: 31
Views: 11082

Re: "Pillar" Discussion

Does anyone know how old Doug is? Because I want to go, "Awwww," but only if he's younger than me. Because I try not to condescend to 20-year-olds, in case they beat me up.
by ascendingPig
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

I'm super-lucky on the birth control front, thanks to my actually-irregular periods. On the one hand, I would only spend about two weeks bleeding each year, but on the other, those two weeks came at any time and all together. Plus my nasty hormones were destroying my skin. So now I'm on Yazmin. So I...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

I totally agree on the how-do-women-have-such-big-rib-cages front.

Also, my current bras are these $90 architectural monstrosities with hand-inserted underwires.

It's nuts. :(
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?
Replies: 82
Views: 8606

Re: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?

Lies! I love A Wrinkle in Time as much as I did at the age of seven! Likewise, Horrible Harry is still an awesome read, despite the lack of any sort of complexity to the writing.

Heheh, he was a fish in the Thanksgiving play.
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

Oh, I'm not bothered at all. I completely agree that huge boobs are way worse than no boobs. And I'm not quite the four-legged beast of these ladies. They raise my self-esteem.
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A little rant (math vs. maths)
Replies: 202
Views: 75794

Re: A little rant

On-Topic: Anyone who knows their Ancient Greek will know that "math" is correct. Though I prefer the term "communing with the gods."
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

Heavens, you have a 30inch chest? It would prove impossible to get a small cup in that, let alone a large. I'm beginning to understand the extent of your problem, now. To think, I panicked when I went from an A to B this year...I just really don't like my body with boobs. Exactly! All of the larger...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

Well first off, you could look into breast reductions. Particularly if your breast are large enough to cause back problems. Nah, pretty much out of the question. I'm deathly afraid of going under the knife/making decisions, so I could never commit to surgery. My aunt and cousin have both done it, t...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What position do you sleep in?
Replies: 105
Views: 6851

Re: What position do you sleep in?

I sleep in my closet with the door closed, on a huge pile of blankets, on my side with my arm tucked under the two pillows I use to keep my spine aligned. The closet is the best. It's pitch-dark and really cozy, and you never fall off it in the middle of the night. Plus, nobody will ever be able to ...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15185

Re: taking teenagers seriously

I'm met people prejudiced against my age group plenty of times. It gets worse if I don't sound like an idiot, because then they tend to assume I'm some pretentious brat, when I'm honestly just trying to speak on an equal level with them.
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

Okay, so I thought that someone would figure out what my problem is from the subtle hints in my post, but apparently I vastly overestimated my own communication skills. I'm pretty much an average weight for my average height, with pretty much normal limb size and all that. The problem is that I have...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15185

Re: taking teenagers seriously

I'm a teenager, and since the age of twelve I have enjoyed a certain status granted by the anonymity of the Internet. Granted, when I was twelve I was a retard. I don't believe all teenagers are idiots (obviously), but it does seem to be a fairly consistent trend among preteens. Nonetheless, while I...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Thinking Too Much (Trademarked)
Replies: 65
Views: 5756

Re: Thinking Too Much (Trademarked)

The trick to keeping sane is to be able to differentiate between what's worthwhile to analyze and what's not. I disagree completely. Everything is worth analyzing; someone will have to analyze mundane subject like rocks and the effect of chewing gum on facial structure, so why not me? If it's inter...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442124

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

Okay, new rant-topic: Because of my ridiculously unnatural proportions, I am regularly mistaken for a prostitute. But that's less of an awful thing than it is a funny thing, so my main complaint about my body is that I always have to tailor clothes to fit. Does anyone else here have to tailor clothe...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 105898

Re: Childhood misconceptions

When I was a little tiny person who looked like a midget, I was mercilessly tormented by my peers for a number of reasons, like enjoying reading and not having the impeccable fashion sense of the average six-year-old. However, I passionately believed that I could not possibly be special in any way, ...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)
Replies: 69
Views: 6225

Has Anyone Ever Mistaken You for High? (When You Weren't.)

Yes, I have been alerted that my whole US History class this morning mistook me for completely stoned. I think it was because of an example I used in a discussion on free speech, about how even controversial views may have legitimate claims that could be investigated. My example, continuing a thread...
by ascendingPig
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: God damn robot girls.
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: God damn robot girls.

I once got a message from a hot girl saying that she thought my picture was cute and I ought to friend her.

"Wow," says I, "A telepathic lesbian!"

I had no picture up.

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