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Odd (not necessarily true) hobbies :)

Postby SinePi » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:47 pm UTC

Good for comic suggestions, perhaps.

- Laying out terra cotta floor tiles in optical illusions (like Link deleted) and watching people walk funny
- Answering rhetorical questions... entirely wrongly. And entirely seriously. "Not implemented!? What do you mean it's not implemented!?" - "He means that it doesn't grow in tropical regions without artificial fertilizing." And this one is true.
- Switching subjects in mid-sentence, as if to test if the other party is paying attention... but getting back to the conversation as if nothing happened. "So you need to check if what you get here is of type Foobar, roll it in eggplant paste, and then convert it to Barblah as usual."

Got any more? :)

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Postby Belial » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:47 pm UTC

-Posting in the intro thread

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:54 pm UTC

Wierdest damn spam I've ever seen.
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Postby Belial » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:05 pm UTC

Thanks, the link skated *right* by me.

It's early, I was in a car all last night, leave me alone.
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Postby TheKhakinator » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:06 pm UTC

wow, I followed that link and didn't even notice it was spam.
I'm embarrassed.

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:21 pm UTC

I.. actually have no idea if it was spam or not, but it was French.

And I don't trust them, because sometimes they're Canadian too.

Never trust a French-Canadian with your pancakes or waffles, because when you turn around, they'll somehow become French Toast with Maple Syrup.
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Postby SinePi » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:23 pm UTC

Waitaminute... What spam..? It was a French-languaged site with a nice optical illusion, composed of black and white rectangular tiles. One of the few optical illusions that can very easily be composed of terra cotta, so I posted the first link I found that featured that image...

And, Belial - I'll most certainly post in the introduction threads, if I find this to be a nice place to be and decide to stay. So far I've posted something I considered to be of non-zero entertainment value, and it got classified as spam without even taking a better look - does that count as a warm welcome, prompting an introduction, in these parts..?
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:24 pm UTC

Watch me pretend to be a mod.

*ahem*

Read the rules! No links until you have 10+ posts!

Damn... I can never get that color right.
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Postby Belial » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:25 pm UTC

It's okay, sinepi. I figured it wasn't spam. We *do* have a rule about posting links before you have 10 posts under your belt, and also about posting in the introduction thread so you can be readily identified as a non-spambot. Rules and intro thread are at the top of the page.
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Postby Pebbles » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:27 pm UTC

oh the hilarity!
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Postby madjo » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:58 pm UTC

To get back on topic.. sorta.

- Writing love letters to fictional people... (no, I'm not guilty of it, I just thought of it. Honest! Besides I was young and didn't know any better... really, you have to believe me.)
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*flee*
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- two left feet (not my own)
- a still unfed and very hungry hippo
- broadsword of +5 ridiculousness stained with the blood of the undead souls
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Postby Jesse » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:00 pm UTC

I have a folder on my computer of love letters written to people, some from my past, some from my present, the majority unsent. I like to remind myself how people have made me feel over the years.

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Postby bbctol » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:06 pm UTC

This would be my hobby if it worked more often. I've only pulled it off successfully once.

Make a long, boring speech about nothing in particular, and wait for people to start chatting among themselves. Then, without changing tone or intonation, start talking about the people chatting, leaving them oblivious while you and your audience are laughing at them.

Hilarious when it works.

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Postby Bakemaster » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:28 pm UTC

- Writing love letters from fictional people...
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Postby scowdich » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:33 pm UTC

I make chainmaille armor in my spare time.

I live near Detroit when I'm not at school, that's why.

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Postby hendusoone » Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

I take pictures of road signs that I find humorous. When I show them to people, I mostly just get odd looks.

Here are links to the two I was able to quickly locate, for I did not bother resizing. I subscribe to the belief that no item posted in a forum should cause a horizontal scroll to appear:
On a bridge in Boston: http://images.wookieefive.net/bridgeClosed.jpg
For some reason, I find this street name incredibly amusing: http://images.wookieefive.net/streetName.jpg
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Postby Rodan » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:23 pm UTC

damn, now I want to see that link.

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Postby TheTankengine » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:46 pm UTC

-Creating new accounts and posting semi-spam then an emo comment and discarding the account.
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Postby Azrael » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:56 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:On a bridge in Boston: http://images.wookieefive.net/bridgeClosed.jpg


Cheater, that one's on a gate that gets closed across the sidewalk when the draw bridge is open. Now, if it said "Bridge Temporarily Closed: For Bridge Opening" that'd be priceless.

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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:00 pm UTC

I kill people.
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby madjo » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:12 pm UTC

I make pictures of my car's odometer. (well only with funny (like 1337) or nice numbers (like 95259, or 9886 and such)
:)

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- a slightly paranoid Android
- two left feet (not my own)
- a still unfed and very hungry hippo
- broadsword of +5 ridiculousness stained with the blood of the undead souls
- a stetson Resistol, cuz stetson Resistols are cool.

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Postby Cheese » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:13 pm UTC

I don't kill people. Find something odder than that, willya?
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Postby hendusoone » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:56 pm UTC

Azrael wrote:
hendusoone wrote:On a bridge in Boston: http://images.wookieefive.net/bridgeClosed.jpg


Cheater, that one's on a gate that gets closed across the sidewalk when the draw bridge is open. Now, if it said "Bridge Temporarily Closed: For Bridge Opening" that'd be priceless.


This is the bridge. It's a drawbridge? I failed to notice! I must have been too distracted laughing at the sign...
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Postby Bakemaster » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:57 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:I take pictures of road signs that I find humorous. When I show them to people, I mostly just get odd looks.

Here are links to the two I was able to quickly locate, for I did not bother resizing. I subscribe to the belief that no item posted in a forum should cause a horizontal scroll to appear:
On a bridge in Boston: http://images.wookieefive.net/bridgeClosed.jpg
For some reason, I find this street name incredibly amusing: http://images.wookieefive.net/streetName.jpg

There's one I've seen in Cambridge somewhere near the BU bridge while biking between Somerville and Brighton called "Devotion Lane" which right underneath has a big yellow "DEAD END" sign. I always thought that was funny.

EDIT: Google Maps says it's Devotion Street and it's not in Cambridge. So much for memory.
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Postby SinePi » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:30 pm UTC

TheTankengine wrote:-Creating new accounts and posting semi-spam then an emo comment and discarding the account.

Wow. Now that's evil. *chucks a bucketful of fresh coal up the hopper*

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Postby Klye » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:41 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:I take pictures of road signs that I find humorous. When I show them to people, I mostly just get odd looks.

Here are links to the two I was able to quickly locate, for I did not bother resizing. I subscribe to the belief that no item posted in a forum should cause a horizontal scroll to appear:
On a bridge in Boston: http://images.wookieefive.net/bridgeClosed.jpg
For some reason, I find this street name incredibly amusing: http://images.wookieefive.net/streetName.jpg


Hey! reminds me of this sign I took a picture of in New York!
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Postby niko7865 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:17 am UTC

scowdich wrote:I make chainmaille armor in my spare time.

I live near Detroit when I'm not at school, that's why.


The first thing I pictured was a suite made out of chain mail letters.
21/m/athletic/white&nerdy/washington/straight/???
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Postby scowdich » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:37 am UTC

Which is exactly why I, and other chainmaille armorers, spell it that way.

In other news, my 35 pounds of galvanized steel finally shipped! Whoo!

Time for me to spend many a night working my hands raw to make a shirt that can withstand a surprise knife attack.

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Postby Bakemaster » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:24 am UTC

Klye wrote:Hey! reminds me of this sign I took a picture of in New York!

You would like the Superior Nut Company sign over by Twin City Plaza.
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Postby RealGrouchy » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:47 am UTC

Peshmerga wrote:I kill people.
Really? Ever try it on yourself?

Oh, I kill myself! With slaughter!

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Postby TheKhakinator » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:58 am UTC

I took a photo of a special bus stop. It's a future bus stop! I guess that means it's a stop for the future bus. I think it's made by DeLorean. Cool, huh?
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Postby evilbeanfiend » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:00 am UTC

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Postby noouch » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:49 am UTC

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noouch wrote:kite fishing.


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Postby TheKhakinator » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:54 pm UTC

Dark Ragnarok wrote:Tank Bowling. Which i have done.

Gotta love soviet military surplus.

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Postby Azrael » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:16 pm UTC

hendusoone wrote:
Azrael wrote:
hendusoone wrote:On a bridge in Boston: http://images.wookieefive.net/bridgeClosed.jpg


Cheater, that one's on a gate that gets closed across the sidewalk when the draw bridge is open. Now, if it said "Bridge Temporarily Closed: For Bridge Opening" that'd be priceless.


This is the bridge. It's a drawbridge? I failed to notice! I must have been too distracted laughing at the sign...


Well, techincally it's was a swing bridge, but yes. It is (might be 'was' by now) capable of physically opening.

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Postby joeframbach » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:25 pm UTC

scowdich wrote:Which is exactly why I, and other chainmaille armorers, spell it that way.

In other news, my 35 pounds of galvanized steel finally shipped! Whoo!

Time for me to spend many a night working my hands raw to make a shirt that can withstand a surprise knife attack.


You live near Detroit and you have steel shipped to you? What? Don't you have, like, big steel factories on every street corner or something?

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Postby zenten » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:26 pm UTC

joeframbach wrote:
scowdich wrote:Which is exactly why I, and other chainmaille armorers, spell it that way.

In other news, my 35 pounds of galvanized steel finally shipped! Whoo!

Time for me to spend many a night working my hands raw to make a shirt that can withstand a surprise knife attack.


You live near Detroit and you have steel shipped to you? What? Don't you have, like, big steel factories on every street corner or something?


I thought Detroit was where they make the cars, and Hamilton is where they make the steel.

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Postby TheKhakinator » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:27 pm UTC

What about Pittsburg?


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