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Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 am UTC
by Angua
I think I've solved spontaneous human combustion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39308748

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:51 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
TimelordSimone wrote:I lurk now and then but I haven't posted anything in literal years
hello


Hello, fellow infrequent-poster.

I, too post rather infrequently.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ wrote:
Kewangji wrote:A drunk man just leant out of his car window (from the passenger side) and called me Jesus. It might be time to get a shave and a haircut.

TWOOOO BIIIITS


Kewangji wrote:That reference flew over my head and left chemtrails behind as the only evidence of its passing-through.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_and_a_Haircut

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
by Kewangji
Oh wow that thing has a name. Cool. Thanks!

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:10 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Kewangji wrote:Oh wow that thing has a name. Cool. Thanks!

Fuckin' stop what you're doing. Stop it. Right now.

Go track down a copy of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Watch it.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:14 am UTC
by poxic
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Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:12 am UTC
by Kewangji
Fuckin' stop what you're doing. Stop it. Right now.

Go track down a copy of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Watch it.

I saw that last year actually. I had seen it as a tadpole, though, so I recognized almost everything. But apparently I did not pay attention to whatever thing in it relates to this. :(

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:07 am UTC
by Felstaff
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Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:12 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Kewangji wrote:
Fuckin' stop what you're doing. Stop it. Right now.

Go track down a copy of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Watch it.

I saw that last year actually. I had seen it as a tadpole, though, so I recognized almost everything. But apparently I did not pay attention to whatever thing in it relates to this. :(

I...buh....it.....hab..... Was it dubbed and culture translated or something? (link to super crappy pretty sure cell phone filming Netflix version of the scene)

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:17 am UTC
by Kewangji
I think I was distracted during that scene? Or I went to get a drink or something? Don't hate.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:21 am UTC
by SecondTalon
I'm not hating, it just seems like... I dunno, watching Alien and not knowing where that thing on that guy's face came from.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:16 pm UTC
by Kewangji
Hang on ... there's a thing on a guy's face in Alien?

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Right before the Hello Ma Baby musical dance number.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:48 pm UTC
by Zohar
It's just a beauty spot, don't be jerks!

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:51 pm UTC
by New User
This is getting really confusing.

SecondTalon is referring to Space Balls, not Alien.

The thing on the guy's face comes from Alien. If you watched Alien and you wondered where the thing on a guy's face comes from... then... you watched the movie it comes from. If you're watching Space Balls and you see the Hello Ma Baby scene, that's a parody of Alien.

As for the shave-and-a-haircut thing, it's older than Roger Rabbit. If you wanna know what it comes from, just search the web. But I learned what it was when I was a kid and my parents explained that scene from Roger Rabbit to me, because I didn't quite get the joke (I was probably six or so? I had heard the jingle, just never heard words that go with it).

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:54 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
New User wrote:This is getting really confusing.

SecondTalon is referring to Space Balls, not Alien.

The thing on the guy's face comes from Alien. If you watched Alien and you wondered where the thing on a guy's face comes from... then... you watched the movie it comes from. If you're watching Space Balls and you see the Hello Ma Baby scene, that's a parody of Alien.

ThatIsTheJoke.jpg

Or, if you prefer, I can describe the entire sequence so that it will not only be no longer confusing, it'll be no longer funny.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
by Kewangji
SecondTalon wrote:
Right before the Hello Ma Baby musical dance number.

So, I just want this to be on the record, I actually did get this reference even before New User explained it, because I unhealthily watched Space Balls like twenty times as a kid. Also, just so we're really clear here, I know what a goatee is and I know that the thing on the guy's face in Alien means he's the evil alternate-dimension version of Captain Picard. I was not born yesterday.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
That's Evil Kirk. Evil Picard has hair.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:15 pm UTC
by New User
These revelations are just making it more confusing! But carry on.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
by Kewangji
SecondTalon wrote:That's Evil Kirk. Evil Picard has hair.

Oh good I think I dropped my keys in the uncanny valley last time I visited, thanks for bringing me back.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
by Sableagle
SecondTalon wrote:That's Evil Kirk. Evil Picard has hair.

Is there an evil Charles Xavier, too?

Spoiler:
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Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
He can't move his arms and is hairier than Logan, but yes.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
by Thesh
According to one comic, Evil Picard has a goatee AND a SLEEVELESS SHIRT!

http://ew.com/books/2017/02/22/star-tre ... eneration/

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
by poxic
And still has guns. (Apparently Stewart credits his genetics for this. He doesn't put nearly enough work into his biceps to earn them the usual way.)

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
by Magnanimous
SecondTalon wrote:That's Evil Kirk. Evil Picard has hair.

That is... deeply unsettling.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:44 am UTC
by pogrmman
I went to the rodeo for the first time in like 8 years.

My little cousins are in town, and we decided to do something "Texan" for them.

It's so much fun -- they've got a carnival and the rodeo. It's all almost exactly like I remember it! Except for the fact that they now announce the events using the big screen, as opposed to flags on horses.

What's weird is they don't call the rodeo clowns rodeo clowns anymore -- they're now the "bullfighters".

Also, the freak show is missing from the carnival.

Either way, it's still worth the $20 for a ticket -- between the childhood nostalgia and the actual event.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
by Link
Hrmm, I'd expected this year's DEMON Sparta hemifortnight announcement by now. I hope it's still happening!

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Wait for it.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
by somitomi
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In other waiting-related news, today I trudged all the way across the city for a CF card only to then give up on it out of frustration and spite. Never seen an electronics store have its customers take a number for any sort of purchase, but it would've been fine, if things moved faster than the average tectonic plate. The slip of paper I got informed me there was one more person "in line", who got to the counter TWENTY minutes after I entered the store. I still don't know if they would've served me before the next ice age, because I left at this point. The registrar's office has nothing on these guys...

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:14 am UTC
by Sableagle
"Card error"

No video file found.

Bugger.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
by Link
ObsessoMom wrote:
Wait for it.

Always!

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
by Deva
Fleeting thought: Why do some sports have cheerleaders, but not others? Suits one sport as well as most others. Is it tied to popularity?

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:02 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Could it be tied to the Mythical Masculine Musclebound Mastodon Mmmmmm.....micropachycephalo..... Mystique?

Not the X-Men character. The idealised hypothetical Real Man with vast amounts of self-confidence who can drink 10 pints of beer without stopping to pee, never lets speed limits or other people's safety slow him down, does bicep curls with half his own weight and bench-presses 150% his own weight, chants "Bros before hos" some times, needs extra tuition in every academic subjects, has never done a crossword in his life and is always surrounded by women with athletic figures, over-sized breasts and bleached hair who love him for how awesome he is. That guy. Sort of a cross between Conan the Barbarian, Drake, Donk and Alvin Marsh without Conan's love of long words or any of Donk's redeeming features, like decency.

Could the cheerleaders be a part of his image, added to the field to persuade the crowd that the players on their team are that guy?

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:34 pm UTC
by Deva
Glorifies other sports players too, though. Expects baseball, hockey, and/or soccer to qualify. Why are cheerleaders absent in those? (Apparently added cheerleaders (or something similar) to certain hockey teams, admittedly.) Brings cheerleaders to male and female basketball games too.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:37 am UTC
by Kewangji
Deva wrote:
Glorifies other sports players too, though. Expects baseball, hockey, and/or soccer to qualify. Why are cheerleaders absent in those? (Apparently added cheerleaders (or something similar) to certain hockey teams, admittedly.) Brings cheerleaders to male and female basketball games too.

I expect it has to do with how prominent the sport is in college sports, and especially how prominent it was when colleges were introducing cheerleading. Except for hockey. I think the cheerleaders would just get cold if they had to cheer on ice.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:18 am UTC
by Deva
Kewangji wrote:I expect it has to do with how prominent the sport is in college sports, and especially how prominent it was when colleges were introducing cheerleading. Except for hockey. I think the cheerleaders would just get cold if they had to cheer on ice.

Makes sense. Rechecked cheerleading's Wikipedia entry. Started with (American) football. Increased in popularity during the 1950's. Found another source. Called college football and basketball "traditional revenue sports" in the late 1960's. Retained their popularities, evidently.

Stands corrected on cheerleading in baseball, also. Began in 2003. Appears prevalent enough to warrant "The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013". Must be low-key.

Interesting sidenote:
Wikipedia wrote:In 1923, at the University of Minnesota, women were permitted to participate in cheerleading. However, it took time for other schools to follow. In the late 1920s, many school manuals and newspapers that were published still referred to cheerleaders as "chap," "fellow," and "man".


Edit: New fleeting thought: Imagines croquet instead of cheerleading. Entertains people too, correct? Provides something during lulls. Match field goal kickers against their counterparts or mascots.

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:16 am UTC
by Writergirl
Deva wrote:New fleeting thought: Imagines croquet instead of cheerleading.

Huh. So, like, two sports going on at once? Or would they only play croquet during the breaks? I feel like croquet players wouldn't like this very much...

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:55 am UTC
by Deva
Writergirl wrote:Huh. So, like, two sports going on at once? Or would they only play croquet during the breaks? I feel like croquet players wouldn't like this very much...

Plays during breaks or sporadically during the actual game. Depends on available area, probably.

Assumed players from either team, also, not professional croquet players. (Could hire some, though.) Typically brings more players than necessary. Why not let them do something? Demands low physical effort. Stays fresh for the real game. Maintains a good playing field (in sports with fields).

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:58 am UTC
by Liri
please does anyone here like college basketball cause mannnnnnn that was an intense game!

Re: Random natterings

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
by slinches
Yes, an intense game that completely ruined my brackets.