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by Alder
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So, about all of those drug-addled welfare queens...
Replies: 322
Views: 31320

Re: So, about all of those drug-addled welfare queens...

Belial wrote:And unless you live nearby, returning every couple of days costs busfare and/or gas.

Yup, exactly.

(I meant to say that, but apparently skipped it. There's a sandwich yelling in my ear, and I clearly got distracted.)
by Alder
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So, about all of those drug-addled welfare queens...
Replies: 322
Views: 31320

Re: So, about all of those drug-addled welfare queens...

The thing about fruits and veggies is that they go bad if you don't eat them fast enough. If there's even a chance of that happening, you're wasting money. I was thinking about that earlier. There are a couple of budget-y stores here that both sell fruit and veg for reasonable prices, but they have...
by Alder
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530448

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

My grandmother made the dresses/the dressmaker who made my dress helped finish them up (on the day of the wedding, I might add. I don't recommend that timeline.). Finished product: http://cindydiaz.zenfolio.com/p361720345/h925537b#h925537b Those really are lovely. (I kind of covet the one on the ri...
by Alder
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530448

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

I almost always 'don't get' wedding dresses, but that is beautiful. Such a lovely shape.
by Alder
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mandatory Organ Donation
Replies: 311
Views: 41403

Re: Mandatory Organ Donation

...I would hope that such a person would be similarly disinclined to receive transplants, but this belief system does not necessarily preclude it. Other belief systems where specific rituals are required to be performed over the body in order to send the person properly into the next life might hav...
by Alder
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 28222

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Looks like it's officially up to 84 dead on the island. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14259356

I'm finding this pretty creepy, it looks like he set the bomb as a diversion...
by Alder
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: really random cry for help
Replies: 39
Views: 5362

Re: really random cry for help

casoid wrote:That second picture is brilliant. I have never seen a cat look genuinely awestruck before. It's like it's watching an alien spaceship slowly blot out the sun.

Cats and aliens. There must be a film in there somewhere...
by Alder
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Crime/thrillers - any other fans?
Replies: 21
Views: 19649

Re: Crime/thrillers - any other fans?

I forgot I even started this thread... I've never heard of Steve Hamilton or Chelsea Cain, I'll have to look them up. I have the first two Lee Childs books sitting in my room waiting to try, but someone told me the main character reminded them of John Casey from Chuck, and I don't know whether I thi...
by Alder
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pagan targeted by religious leaflets
Replies: 424
Views: 32626

Re: Pagan targeted by religious leaflets

Uhhh, yeah, how about a citation for those of us who are Christian denominations other than Catholic? Not to belittle your denomination, mind, but plenty of folks follow the Bible, without following the Catechism. 1 Peter 3:19-20 Christs death brought the Gospel to Hell. For those who aren't religi...
by Alder
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Screech: when River Tam says "I can kill you with my brain", the only image it conjures up in my mind is of her unzipping the top of her own head, removing her brain, and clubbing Jayne to death with it, holding it by the spinal cord like a rope. She could also smother her with it. You ha...
by Alder
Tue May 17, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 144736

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

I sat down to watch it after watching the Chuck finale, thinking, "Oh, Castle will calm me down after Chuck". Boy, was I wrong about *that*.
Spoiler:
I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed the sequence with Ryan and Espisito finding out that Montgomery was the third man.
by Alder
Sat May 14, 2011 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956987

Re: Today I Made:

Today I Made: A full sized tuna lasagne, and a wee one in a little dish 'cause there was some stuff left over. Some is now in the fridge for tomorrow, and masses of it is cut up and frozen for later in the week. Also, I tried to make some chocolate sauce to pour over my ice cream, but it failed quit...
by Alder
Tue May 03, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I think you're going for 'kick-down' there. (Kick-backs having to do with bribery and corruption). Though personally, I quite often do just drop down a gear, since my automatic lets you do that. (They usually have a couple of low gears for hills and such-like at least.) I learned to drive on a manua...
by Alder
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Angua wrote:I will be so happy when this stupid wedding is over... They should have just eloped - that would have been hilarious, especially if they did it sometime this week after all this hype.

Man, that would've been wonderful.
by Alder
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Oregonaut wrote:Darkwing Duck.

There are ducks *everywhere*.

<twitches slightly>
by Alder
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

And now I think I need to go and watch Shrek.

This is a pretty decent idea, 'cause the TV is rubbish tonight.
by Alder
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It costs an arm and a leg..or kidney: legalizing organ sales
Replies: 94
Views: 11296

Re: It costs an arm and a leg..or kidney: legalizing organ s

As for organ donation being opt-out, there are some more legitimate arguments against it since there are certain religious beliefs that are against organ donations. I believe Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Scientists, and the Shinto Buddhists are against it. It could be argued that making organ don...
by Alder
Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings o' the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

Briareos wrote:
Alder wrote:I'm going to eat some soup, and no-one's going to stop me. So, Thor.
Noooooooooo *dives to knock soup out o' the way*

You missed! And now it's all gone! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!
by Alder
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings o' the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

I'm going to eat some soup, and no-one's going to stop me. So, there.
by Alder
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18237

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

a_fuzzyduck wrote:aw here byraway, 'at's no' you startin' a' aw, is it?

Wid ye git the bools oot yir mooth an' talk proper!

So, is that Newark in Ayrshire, or Newark in Amurrica?
by Alder
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza
Replies: 172
Views: 18237

Re: Word filter reverseengineerapalooza

...bunch of eejits.
by Alder
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

For crying out loud, this thread jumped 6 pages overnight?
by Alder
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Madness Begins
Replies: 476
Views: 53892

Re: The Madness Begins

For those who are already complaining: Don't think of it as Mod Madness, think of it as Preview Button Awareness Week.
by Alder
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

I'm now curious as to how the Sandburger Experiment went...
by Alder
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

Y'know, if this cough doesn't improve soon, I may cough my head clean off. And then where will I be?!
by Alder
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1770083

Re: Today I Learned

Felstaff wrote:Mind = blown.

That was pretty much my reaction... (Personally, I always used them to eat ice cream with when I was wee.)
by Alder
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1770083

Re: Today I Learned

Today I Learned: the teeny tiny spoons that we've had in our cutlery drawer since the year dot are egg spoons. (I just thought that they were some kind of weird, stunted tea spoons. For 30 years.)
by Alder
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

I get past it by assuming some beaurocrat misfiled the information and somewhere at the bottom of a file cabinet (probably under "Unusual Arctic Anomolies") is Archer's report about the Borg. Even in that time, they didn't use paper for reports anymore. By the time of Picard, they basical...
by Alder
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

... Anyway, like I said, fanboy writing. Because if I'm to believe this fanboy writing as taking place in the same continuity as The Next Generation, DS9 and Voyager, I now have to believe that either the crew of Captain Archer's Enterprise are either the shittiest Star Fleet officers ever, or Star...
by Alder
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

TimelordSimone wrote:I am sure there is probably a word that means "being difficult/awkward/unhelpful for the sake of being difficult/awkward/unhelpful" but if there is I cannot find it.

Thrawn? Near enough...
by Alder
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 21466

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

Most other signatures just sound bad, or can be broken down into one of the more simpler ones, such as 12/8 into 6/4, or 6/8 into 3/4. Ow! Music theory fail! 12/8 and 6/8 are compound time signatures. If you're going to 'break them down' into a simple time signature 12/8 becomes 4/4, and 6/8 become...
by Alder
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bones
Replies: 33
Views: 21006

Re: Bones

even though she has no expirence in writing novels, her very first work got published and made best-seller chart Of all the things to take issue with, that's probably the funniest, given that the show, Bones, is loosely (very loosely!) based on the best-selling novels of Kathy Reichs. She's one of ...
by Alder
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956987

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:This one.

I won the baking contest! Unsurprising, I'm pretty awesome. :P I won a Jamie Oliver cookbook (and a nice ego boost).

Och, there's almonds in the base, and I'm allergic. Now I'm sad...
by Alder
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198201

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

TaintedDeity wrote:Fillion: "If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet."

Do we know anybody that works for the Californian lottery?

Apparently they've already got in on the act!
by Alder
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956987

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:Today I made my glorious cheesecake, which will be served tomorrow. Om nom nom.

May I ask what kind of glorious cheescake? (I'm not a cheesecake person as a rule, so I'm curious...)
by Alder
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530448

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

Sungura, I'm finding your Giant Speck bouncy reindeer sig weirdly hypnotic...:)

...bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncybouncybouncy...
by Alder
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

I don't have any silly hats, though I have several that qualify as frivolous.
by Alder
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

So, I'm watching DS9 because why not, and I'm enjoying it far far more than I did when it was first aired, and I still like Odo and Quark and their relationship with each other and so /on.... But man am I digging Gul Dukat and Garak. Is that bad? Bad in the way that DS9 is supposedly bad? Or bad in...
by Alder
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9360213

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Well, for the record, I'd pronounce most of those words in pretty much the same way (leaving some obvious leeway for accent). I'm in the west of Scotland. I think part of the "They rhyme!" "...no they don't" thing comes from the tendency in England not to sound the 'r's, though i...
by Alder
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender of Authors
Replies: 60
Views: 7786

Re: Gender of Authors

So, one of my pupils hasn't turned up, which leaves me time to think about this... If I count just the books I can see from where I am, I can see: Georgette Heyer, Wilkie Collins, Isaac Asimov, Anne Perry, L M Montgomery, Douglas Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Eleanor H Porter, Kate Douglas Wiggin, P G W...

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