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by Alder
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Why do my legs hurt the day or two before Shark Week starts? I don't like this. Makes it hard to fall asleep. :( How do YOU get rid of menstrual-related muscle aches? Sending loads of sympathy your way, the leg pain thing is something I hate too. I have Mefenamic Acid on prescription to help with t...
by Alder
Thu May 24, 2012 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 109402

Re: Community

A memo to the cast about how to deal with Dan Harmon being fired. It has a dubious distinction of sounding like satire, but appears to be stone cold serious. (Did these guys never *watch* the show?!)
by Alder
Tue May 15, 2012 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Connection problems with new laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 7170

Re: Connection problems with new laptop

The laptop is a Samsung, and I've no idea what kind of wireless adapter. Where would I find that out? (I really am pretty inept at this stuff. It's like driving a car - I can make it work, and I know the spark plugs, for example, are important, but I don't know where the spark plugs are, or how to c...
by Alder
Mon May 14, 2012 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Connection problems with new laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 7170

Connection problems with new laptop

So... I bought my first brand new laptop about a month ago. I really like it, I spent *slightly* more on it than I intended to so since I took such a shine to it, but it has one peculiar problem, which seems to be getting slightly worse with time, and I am really not technically minded, so I have no...
by Alder
Tue May 08, 2012 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144677

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Catching up on Castle again, several episodes behind, and I'd just like to give this years Worst English Accent award to the dude from Scotland Yard.
by Alder
Mon May 07, 2012 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67361

Re: Cringe

I just don't see the point in time skipping for a single episode and then skipping back as if nothing happened. There has been no foreshadowing of it in the episodes since, so it just seems completely out of place. Which is a shame because I want to know what happened next. Hmm, ok. I guess I didn'...
by Alder
Sat May 05, 2012 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67361

Re: Cringe

SlyReaper wrote:So was that observers episode non-canon or something?

What would make you think that?
by Alder
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 7690

Re: Slang.

Midland english Tod - lone On yer tod! - You're on your own He's toddy - he's lonely That one must have a wider range, 'on your tod' is pretty common north of the border too. I've never seen it taken further into 'toddy' though. But then we have "toddy" in reference to a whisky drink, so ...
by Alder
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slang.
Replies: 54
Views: 7690

Re: Slang.

'just now' = eg 'I'm going to do it just now' or 'It happened just now!'. (apparently one of my bf's friends from scotland said it once though) I've not heard these ones before. I always thought 'just now' was often heard from South Africans. Most of my Caribbean slang knowledge comes from reggae a...
by Alder
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67361

Re: Cringe

SlyReaper wrote:
Spoiler:
When Peter did that mind reading thing with one of them, it looked like they were capable of long distance space flight. Could they really not find a habitable planet out there?

Now *that* I totally missed. Hmm... <ponders>
by Alder
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67361

Re: Cringe

Yeah, my first reaction to that episode was pretty much, "... ... ... ...?" After a bit of time passed though does this explain why the Observers have been, well, observing? If they're 'future humankind', who've finally succeeded in destroying/ruining the planet, were the s...
by Alder
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67361

Re: Cringe

Hey, what ever happened to Olivia's sister and niece? I was watching old episodes and realized that I'd completely forgotten that they existed at one point. Well, since this season (which I'm calling the Orange universe) we're in a different timeline, they could be anywhere. Alive, dead, not speaki...
by Alder
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have a paradigm shift for thinking about my "moodiness" during my PMS week and have decided that it's not that HULK moody, it's that that time allows me to reject all the womanly demurrals I've been socialized to accept and give me the wherewithal to actually express what I think. Maybe...
by Alder
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I was considering the blouse and skirt option, but only if I'm not going to freeze my ass off... I have a great skirt that HULK WANT to wear, but the location of the conference is in a cold place. If it isn't freezing, that is my first choice for this conference. Do you mean 'location' as in the to...
by Alder
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144677

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

...and now I remember I still haven't caught up on Castle. (Or Psych. Or White Collar. What have I been doing this last fortnight?!)
by Alder
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 178963

Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

Also, there are a bajillion terrible things that fall under that same logic, from a hypothetical religion that abhors fire extinguishers and fire exits to the Jehovah's Witnesses (whose health care under your logic would be 100% prayer). Wait, what? I think you may be confusing us with Christian Sc...
by Alder
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I hate it because it's new slang that's appeared in the last decade or so, but is now *everywhere*, and because some redheads use it too, then that apparently makes it fine for everyone to use it. I'm really not being helpful, but you made me think of Tim Minchin's song: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Alder
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Peculiar rant to follow. I've been called crazy for feeling this way this weekend, but at least I know *that* won't be said here. It's about the colour of my hair, and what people call it. It's a bit huge, but clearly I've been bottling it up... I'm kind of short, and overweight, and wear glasse...
by Alder
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 86630

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

Beatles Blue Album released in 1973 for $9.98[1]. Adjusted for inflation to 2010 $$: $48.42 [2] According to the same article, the conventional price was $5.98 for an album. (citation needed... having a hard time finding historic prices). That would translate to right around $29 in USD. That's an i...
by Alder
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67361

Re: Cringe

About the latest episode : Nina and DRJ were talking about some woman being almost ready. Does this mean we'll get a third Olivia? Must be, since Nina was drugging her and most likely experimenting on her. I think 3 versions of a same character is too much. When you say 3, don't you mean *5...
by Alder
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Infant Circumcision
Replies: 1022
Views: 108573

Re: Infant Circumcision

I've been reading this thread with some curiosity, since it's not a subject I know much/have strong view about. However, this statement (bold/underline added): Western society treats circumcision (or white people, or Christians, or straight people, etc) as highly preferential to non-circumcision, le...
by Alder
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768653

Re: Today I Learned

Kang wrote:That's nice. Isn't Boston actually one of the cities in which they actually had a zombie-themed all-service exercise?

It's where Walter Bishop has his lab, I'd hope they were prepared for disasters...
by Alder
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

Send in the Clowns is incredibly boring; I don't understand why it's the most famous from the musical. It's hard to enjoy any single song from it in isolation, because the songs are very story-focused, but if you can stand it, read a plot summary up to the point of "A Weekend in the Country&qu...
by Alder
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

All Sondheim? There's a decent bit of variety there - have you heard A Little Night Music? Still, fair enough. His spikiness and tartness is what I like best about him. The only thing I really know from that is Send in the Clowns, which I've never really liked... Watched Singin' in the Rain last ni...
by Alder
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

It's a strange thing given my love of musicals, but I've never taken to Sondheim at all. I was ready to quit after about 20 seconds of that song, but I made myself listen to the end - however, like when I made myself eat leeks, it just confirmed that I really don't like Sondheim at all... I think he...
by Alder
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144677

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

What annoyed me a wee bit about that part was that I'd thought that they were going to turn the freezer on end when they emptied it in the first place, and when they didn't I assumed it was too heavy to do that with. When Castle said he had a plan I was waiting for something crazy that I'...
by Alder
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Makeup 101
Replies: 137
Views: 51750

Re: Makeup 101

I'm going to be coming back to check on this, I'm fairly terrible with makeup... One thing that I do (which I discovered years back when a friend was training to be a beauty therapist, and was experimenting on all available friends!) is have my eyelashes tinted. I don't really like using mascara - I...
by Alder
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144677

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

I enjoyed it from the beginning, 'cause I'm a general fan of crime drama stuff, but I definitely think that season 2 is stronger than the first.
by Alder
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Congratulations, Moo. He looks very cute all cuddled up there. (All I know is I won't be putting down "home engineer" on my resume - seriously, what load of bollocks is that?!) I don't think being a home engineer is bollocks. It's a great gig if you have the connections to pull it off. I t...
by Alder
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9349784

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

You, sir, name? wrote:Living person: Mrs. Hudson!

The zombie was talking to Sherlock Holmes? They must like high quality brains...
by Alder
Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527860

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

existential_squirrrel wrote:I wish I had a creature or something that liked
Spoiler:
cleaning out noses and sinus pathways.


that would help me so much.

When you say a creature, do you mean one like the bird that cleans crocodile's teeth?

Spoiler:
Awwwwww!
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by Alder
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144677

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Angua wrote:I missed the second season of Shark.

You...actually didn't miss much. It careened wildly downhill, like a car with no brakes.
by Alder
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144677

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

I thought it was interesting that they decided to have Alexis rejected from Stanford. I'm guessing she'll probably reapply and get in after she finishes high school. However, they could make it interesting and have her go off the rails (I'm thinking more crazy partying rather than d...
by Alder
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "A Novel"
Replies: 12
Views: 6414

Re: "A Novel"

The convention has been around for quite some time...

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by Alder
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

I can see a physical resemblance with the original Javert. I just really hope he can sing well enough for the part...
by Alder
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

Apparently there's a Les Mis movie in the works, with Hugh Jackman up for Valjean (could work) and Russell Crowe up for Javert (I don't see it!!).

It's about time there was a film though.
by Alder
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physical force in schools makes a comeback
Replies: 67
Views: 10649

Re: Corporal punishment in schools makes a comeback

Am I going mad or did the article have no mention of corporal punishment? I enjoy a look-what-the-evil-tories-are-doing story as much as the next man but I seriously doubt they're trying to reintroduce corporal punishment to schools. Nope, you're not mad, that's exactly what I thought. I'm starting...
by Alder
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

I don't much mind the ending of My Fair Lady . I say it's wide open to interpretation. It doesn't say that Eliza went back to Henry; she's just there . I like to think that they were vaguely reconciled, and why not? If you want to be angry, be angry that they're remaking it right now for some reaso...
by Alder
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

Oh I've seen Cabaret, but a long time ago and I didn't remember it was an actual musical, more like had a few songs thrown in. I think the stage production is more musical-y, and the film absorbed most of the songs into performances at the club. (Though a couple of new songs were written for the fi...
by Alder
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6634

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

I love musicals! I have a box and a half of musicals on DVD, and countless books of music for voice/piano. West Side Story...I kind of dislike. I've never hopped on the whole "it's the greatest/best" wagon, possibly 'cause I think Sondheim is rotten. (Which is a pity, given how prolific he...

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