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by Christo
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Splice
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: Splice

No seriously this is pretty much the ending if you want to see it I know how tempting these things are. They both raise the spliced creature as if it were their child. There are several references how it IS like a child to them. The "father" wants a child of his own with the "mother&...
by Christo
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: NUMB3RS Parody
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: NUMB3RS Parody

I don't mean to hate on it, just to tease it a little. I enjoyed it enough to watch the first season.

I'm telling you thought, Lie To Me, is much better.
by Christo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: NUMB3RS Parody
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: NUMB3RS Parody

My lady and I just watched the first few episodes of "Lie To Me." It's like someone read a chapter out of Malcolm Gladwell's Blink and said, "Damn this would be good TV." It's as similar to Numb3rs as Numb3rs is to CSI, the difference being that Tim Roth is way more charismatic t...
by Christo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney's Oceans
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Disney's Oceans

I saw the documentary last week and was pleasantly surprised. I would have liked it if it tried to inform a little more, rather than just dazzle--but dazzle is good too. Anyone else see it?
by Christo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Iron Man 2
Replies: 78
Views: 10656

Re: Iron Man 2

Now is that life imitating art imitating life? Or Art imitating art imitating life?
by Christo
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: NUMB3RS Parody
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: NUMB3RS Parody

That comic was hilarious, thanks for sharing XD Yeah: take a CSI episode and add a 5 minute blurb where you get a 4 year old to read you math from wikipedia, and that's pretty much it. The funniest was when they used "game theory" to find where the killer was. Since there just wasn't any ...
by Christo
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Help with Phononyms
Replies: 9
Views: 2199

Re: Help with Phononyms

These are great. Thanks.
by Christo
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Help with Phononyms
Replies: 9
Views: 2199

Help with Phononyms

Hey, I'm trying to write a webcomic strip about phononyms, which are words that are spelled using the same numbers on a keypad. For example, 63 is "of" or "me." 4663 = "home" "good" or "gone" 7468 = "pint" "shot" or "riot&quo...
by Christo
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: NUMB3RS Parody
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: NUMB3RS Parody

Quite amusing, this :) I've never actually watched NUMB3RS; how believable are the mathebabblics on a scale from as believable as the science in Star Wars to as believable as the science in 2001: A Space Odyssey ? I once heard that they pinpointed the location of some robbers by using the fact that...
by Christo
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: NUMB3RS Parody
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

NUMB3RS Parody

Hey guys,
I don't know if there are any NUMB3RS fans about, but in honor of its sixth and final season, we did a parody of it in our webcomic. http://cuttingroom.thewebcomic.com/comics/944417/num3ers/
by Christo
Sat May 29, 2010 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

despite the writers repeatedly insisting that the characters are not purgatory during the early seasons, they ended it with an entire season of the characters in purgatory, for no apparent reason. yup, the whole flash sideways bit could have been left out without doing anything bad to the plot, lea...
by Christo
Fri May 28, 2010 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Mat wrote:The main problem with the show is not that everything just boiled down to magic


Not everything did.

Which is not to say that it boiled down to science. It just boiled away to nothing. I can't believe how many unresolved questions there are.
by Christo
Thu May 27, 2010 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Whether Kate decided to be with Jack or Sawyer was incidental to the real plotline, though, and yet that, and a bunch of who-ended-up-with-who crap, were all that seemed to matter in the finale. Sort of. I mean, they presented that stuff as if it mattered to a certain extent, but nobody ends up wit...
by Christo
Thu May 27, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Whether Kate decided to be with Jack or Sawyer was incidental to the real plotline, though, and yet that, and a bunch of who-ended-up-with-who crap, were all that seemed to matter in the finale. Sort of. I mean, they presented that stuff as if it mattered to a certain extent, but nobody ends up wit...
by Christo
Thu May 27, 2010 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Finale summary: "hey, know all that crazy shit that was happening to all these people that nobody could figure out? Forget about all that, what's important is that they're all happy now. Oh, and you wanted to know what the island is? Well, it has a big cork. Pulling it out is bad, putt...
by Christo
Wed May 26, 2010 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

WTF? I was tremendously disappointed. If the flash-sideways was just everyone in a sort of afterlife it makes almost everything irrelevant. From last season, the nuke was just a red herring. Way more importantly, any and all drama about who lived and who died seems to make such little difference whe...
by Christo
Sun May 16, 2010 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Iron Man 2
Replies: 78
Views: 10656

Re: Iron Man 2

It was a lot of 15-30 minute Iron Man cartoon plotlines strung together, except you probably can't have drunk Iron Man in a cartoon. That's exactly how I felt about it--though I would pay money to see a drunk Iron Man cartoon, maybe Tony could do a PSA at the end teaching the kids what "neat&q...
by Christo
Thu May 13, 2010 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Benford's Law for the Layman?
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Re: Benford's Law for the Layman?

It seems like Benford's Law should apply to all digits, not just the leading one. Right?
by Christo
Wed May 12, 2010 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Let me say upfront that I'm a huge fan of Allison Janey, but did anyone else think that the acting this episode was more than a little stilted? The whole thing felt kind of forced to me. Oh yeah, and did anyone notice how Allison Janey said that Claudia is a "nice name." She's probably mos...
by Christo
Tue May 11, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Slicing Up a Cube
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Slicing Up a Cube

So... I was right, right?
by Christo
Tue May 11, 2010 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Slicing Up a Cube
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Slicing Up a Cube

If you enjoyed that puzzle, try this one. Cut a cube up into 6 congruent square pyramids, the bases of the pyramids being the faces of the original cube. Now glue the pyramids onto the faces of a cube which is identical to the original cube so that the pyramid bases are aligned with the cube faces....
by Christo
Tue May 11, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Benford's Law for the Layman?
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Re: Benford's Law for the Layman?

Token wrote: - it's *always* equal first, and other numbers can't do any better than match it. It takes until 1-99 for it to be forced back down to 11.1%,


I think that's exactly how I needed to hear it. That makes a lot of sense now. You're two for two, Token. Do you teach math?
by Christo
Tue May 11, 2010 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Slicing Up a Cube
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Slicing Up a Cube

Nicely done. Especially, Token. I hadn't thought of it in that way before. I had just labeled one edge of the cube as one, and done the Pythagorean theorem several times over. Your way is much more elegant.
by Christo
Mon May 10, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Benford's Law for the Layman?
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Benford's Law for the Layman?

I heard about Benford's law on an old podcast of Radiolab. Can anyone explain to me in layman's terms why it works? For the uninitiated, Benford's law says something along the lines of: In most (but not all) number sets, the digit one occurs most frequently as the leading digit--something like thirt...
by Christo
Mon May 10, 2010 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Slicing Up a Cube
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Slicing Up a Cube

Hey, this is a problem that I sort of accidentally made up with my Dad one day. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it. You'll want to draw a diagram, I think. Imagine a cube. Pick one vertex--we'll call it A . It's adjacent to three other vertices: B , C , and D . If you imagine a plane that c...
by Christo
Sat May 08, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Hey, a guy on the digitalpimp board made a really interesting point about the last episode. The narrative seems to suggest that Locke orchestrated everything so that Sawyer would pull the wires out of the bomb and set it off. The implication is that if they hadn't done anything, the bomb wouldn&...
by Christo
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Who thinks Vincent is the MIB. He has not shown up during those times and he would of died in a kennel in the plane crash. That's pretty damn funny. I'd just like to say that while I don't take back the wave of criticism that I've thrown at LOST, I do feel a little bad about it. I'm enjoying the he...
by Christo
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation Question (quotes and sentence-enders)
Replies: 17
Views: 4447

Re: ". and ."

Generally the part inside the quotations marks should end with some form of punctuation. I don't think that's true. She used the word "lame" to describe my example. Did she say, "You've got a pretty face"? Both of those examples seem like they would be better written using neste...
by Christo
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Where The Wild Things Are
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: Where The Wild Things Are

Is my computer ill or am I? Why do so many of these posts refer to "film for theater and personal home viewing"? I also very much enjoyed the movie, by the way. As others said, not at all what I expected. The trailer was so uplifting and emotional. The movie was way more subtle. Not in ter...
by Christo
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation Question (quotes and sentence-enders)
Replies: 17
Views: 4447

Re: ". and ."

Generally the part inside the quotations marks should end with some form of punctuation. I don't think that's true. She used the word "lame" to describe my example. Did she say, "You've got a pretty face"? She asked me, "What exactly do you mean?" and I said, "I'm...
by Christo
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Lot's of information in this last episode... though I wish they didn't use it as an excuse for Ben to redeem himself in the alternate reality - I liked his tormented and selfish obsession with power. There's still time for him to turn on the rest of the camp, I suppose. Also, I was a little...
by Christo
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

SlyReaper wrote:Ah, got it. Thanks.

He looks somewhat different in civvies.


He also looks different in a fat suit.
Image
That's him playing The Blob in last summer's Wolverine. I hope that's a fat suit.
by Christo
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Krong wrote:* Of course, I don't know what you look like, so I just pictured Jack instead. He's good at the whole shocked-look thing.

I've added an avatar so you don't have to imagine anymore.

Spupy, I'll be pretty damn pissed if we don't get answers. I also won't be surprised.
by Christo
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Care to post the others for those of us reading from behind a corporate web filter? Your web filter won't let you on my site, but they'll let you on XKCD? That's weird. Anyway, the strip is too wide to post in it's usual format, so I've cut up part one for your enjoyment. But if you want to solve t...
by Christo
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

After I read your post, in my head I heard the sound from the end of a Lost episode after a cliffhanger appears and the screen goes black. :D How cool would it be if that always happened? I'd have to be sure I end everything I say with something dramatic, like: "You're just going to have to tr...
by Christo
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Krong wrote:I bet baby Claire is in the box. She's a baby because there's time travel.


That's pretty damn funny, but what's inside the box is even more tied up in the narrative structure of LOST. I'm betting no one can guess it, but it'll make a lot of sense when it's revealed.
by Christo
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 37816

Re: LOST

Hey, I thought you guys might get a kick out of this LOST parody we did in our webcomic. This is the first panel of a three-parter, so give a click if you want to continue the adventure and discover the answer to the show's biggest secret: What's in the box? http://www.cuttingroomcomic.com/CuttingRo...
by Christo
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Wolfman
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

The Wolfman

The movie is getting slammed over at the Rotten Tomatoes , but I don't know it looks really intriguing. That being said, the whole concept of not being in control of your body and morphing into something else is pretty unnerving to me--like District 9. You think our fear of turning into something mo...
by Christo
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Artists and Strippers Wanted -- Will Reciprocate
Replies: 1
Views: 1653

Re: Artists and Strippers Wanted -- Will Reciprocate

Our email was on the fritz there for a bit, so if you contacted us and we didn't respond it was almost certainly because our email was down.
by Christo
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 80494

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

DoctorSubmarine wrote:Of course, in the last hour, when there is no reason for him to be doing these videos, the narration continues. Show, don't tell, Cameron.


That's a really good point. I thought of that during the movie but forgot about it by the time I got home.

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