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G1Optimusprime9
2015-02-26, 07:25 PM
Talk about whatever is on your mind try to stay on topic to an extent and feel free to change the subject at anytime.:wave:

Sades
2015-02-26, 08:21 PM
I'll bite.

My kid was just watching Frozen. Got to the point where Olaf goes "Watch out for my butt!" (you need context, watch the movie :p). Suddenly the little goes "Bah a butt". Now she's dancing around the living room going "A butt, a butt, a butt..."

(or was when I wrote that. Now she's all snuggled up in my lap watching her movie while I internet. Yay offspring.)

G1Optimusprime9
2015-02-26, 08:28 PM
Lol I have never watched frozen but that is pretty funny

Clay
2015-02-26, 09:10 PM
That sounds adorable.

I've been home from work for an hour or so, and am fighting the need to nap.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-02-26, 09:19 PM
Yeah I have been fighting a cold the past couple of days so its also been hard not to fall asleep at times.

Cliffjumper
2015-02-26, 09:19 PM
My kid was just watching Frozen.

How many daily viewings are you up to? I'm pretty sure I've seen it more than Drive now, and I watched Drive daily for months.

I like Hans, he's a complete prick "Oh Anna, if only someone loved you.." is up there with "in order for our species to survive, it was necessary to make a deal with the Decepticons" for a crowning moment of utter bastardosity.

And I'm pretty sure they knobbed Elsa's castle from Watchmen.

Did try weaning her onto Up only for me to have a complete emotional breakdown ten minutes in.

Sades
2015-02-26, 11:04 PM
At this point I don't even know. It's been a part of almost daily life for about a month now, I think? I feel like it's been longer. Still there are worse movies out there, I guess. Have that blue dress ordered off of eBay and a tiara/wand set in the closet for her birthday. She's all set.

Hans is something you didn't really see coming, and I liked that. The first time I watched the movie, though, I thought the entire side story was a little questionable... Trolls started singing about stealing someone's fiancee (after only an evening of knowing each other, which in itself was a "um...", but still) ... "And by the way, I don't see no ring"... my brain went "whaaaaaaaaat..." :lol:

The subtle-hint gloves thing annoys me, though. Well, I think people pointing it out annoys me more, actually.

I've tried various things to get her away from it, too. She's far more interested in the Doodlebops than she is Frozen now, but it's still on a daily rotation. And now I need something else to get her away from Doodlebops.

Spring will be here soon, thank goodness.

electro girl
2015-02-27, 12:02 AM
I went to the job centre and to roller derby today. Only that second activity was fun.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-02-27, 03:02 AM
2nd Activity sounds fun I play Hockey so I like Iceskating and rollerblading
speaking of Hockey I created a Forum to it I did not buy a domain so its hard to find but heres the link:http://elitehockeynation.createaforum.com

also its in its first stages so its not the best

inflatable dalek
2015-02-27, 08:06 AM
I have been finding the comments on internet porn videos more interesting than the actual videos. "Why do people put the wrong tags on these videos? There's no rimming in this at all" and "Huh, she's done an awful lot of porn for a supposedly innocent hitchhiker, totally ruins the reality of the scene" style stuff.

Skyquake87
2015-02-27, 09:02 AM
...I wont ask why you're watching internet porn videos

I've been doing something much more wholesome, playing with my Lego castle :) I've built a pub! Hooray!

Sades
2015-02-27, 09:25 AM
I like how some porn sites have social media buttons nowadays.

Hound
2015-02-27, 09:30 AM
Let's see, aside from working, sleeping, eating and spending time with the family which takes up 90% of my time, I've been trying to play through Final Fantasy V, read the A Song of Fire And Ice series, and watch a bit of Kamen Rider. Oh, and there's two Gundam series currently airing weekly right now too.

FF5 is slow going though, it uses the Job System and I'm trying to master every job so I can blow through the end of the game and destroy the final boss.

I'm on book 4 of A Song of Fire And Ice and this one is kinda boring at the start.

Kamen Rider has been a lot of fun considering it's not something I would normally have given a chance.

Both Gundam shows have been great so far.

Cliffjumper
2015-02-27, 01:43 PM
I like George R R Martin. Anyone who can get millions of people hooked on a book series and then repeatedly threaten to die by being a fat old bastard is a top troll.

I like how some porn sites have social media buttons nowadays.

Love that. "Ooooh, I'll just sneak online at 1am to indulge my kinky fetish no-one else knows about. Oh wow, I can Tweet this to everyone I know!"

Cliffjumper
2015-02-27, 03:42 PM
Hans is something you didn't really see coming, and I liked that. The first time I watched the movie, though, I thought the entire side story was a little questionable... Trolls started singing about stealing someone's fiancee (after only an evening of knowing each other, which in itself was a "um...", but still) ... "And by the way, I don't see no ring"... my brain went "whaaaaaaaaat..." :lol:

It's one of those things that is only even vaguely moral because it turns out Hans is a bad guy. Y'know, for all anyone knows (including the audience) at that point he's just an impulsive romantic who's quite taken by Anna... But yeh, I don't mind most of it. The Snowman's a little tit, though.

inflatable dalek
2015-02-27, 04:59 PM
...I wont ask why you're watching internet porn videos


As a visual and audio aid to onanism of course. What do you use them for, weirdo?

I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones and thought it would have been something I'd have really enjoyed had it been on at 1 in the morning on Channel 5 in 1999, perhaps staring Shannon Tweed. In the days of twitter friendly internet porn sites however it takes a lot more than soft core bouncing boobies to get me going and the attempts to shock (inscet!) made it feel as if the whole thing was being made by a 15 year old rather than an old bearded man (though considering the gestation period it could well be Martin was 15 when he started).

I should probably give it another go as from all the praise it gets things must get better after that, but the only thing I really enjoyed was Sean Bean having bought his own costume from Lord of the Rings.

Notabot
2015-02-27, 11:13 PM
I'm on book 4 of A Song of Fire And Ice and this one is kinda boring at the start.


Spoiler alert: It stays that way.

But book 5 is pretty dang awesome so far. I think Grandpa Martin wrote both books at once, and put all the good parts into Dance with Dragons.

I did read a disturbing quote from him stating that plot isn't the only element to a story, nor is it the most important. Translation: "I've got no idea where the story is headed. I'm just chatting about some people I made up."

Sades
2015-02-28, 09:13 AM
What do you use them for

Ah, y'know. Background noise.

Anyone who can get millions of people hooked on a book series and then repeatedly threaten to die by being a fat old bastard is a top troll.

:up:

The Snowman's a little tit, though.

Ahh, Olaf's just a little stupid. He's all heart, though. I can't dislike him.

Spoiler alert: It stays that way.

I'm glad this is what I have to look forward to. :I

Clay
2015-02-28, 02:33 PM
I know my friend listened to the audiobook version of at least one of the Game of Thrones books. He said it ran for about 33 hours or somesuch.

EDIT: Found it! (http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Song-Fire-Book/dp/B0001DBI1Q) It's actually almost 34 hours...

Cyberstrike nTo
2015-02-28, 02:53 PM
Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition on my PS3. I damn good game overall.
There are some problems I have with it however:
The War Table operations in real time this isn't a big thing but a few operations take 4-32 hours (depending on which of the 3 advisors you send and if you gotten more perks with them) and you don't get much out of them other than a update to the codex, a a poor-to-decent weapon, or belt, ring, or an amulet, and little XP. I don't mind most that go 5 minutes to 2 hours at worse I can kill time running out Haven or Skyhold crafting weapons, armor, runes, mixing potions, or go shopping at worse I can turn the console off and go watch a movie, surf the net, or something. I hate those 4-32 hours, and the only way to get around them is to reset the clock on the console (which is a major pain on Xbox 360) or PC.

The multi-media extra lore that is in the game is massive. Going into this game if you really want to understand all of the details of what is going on: you have to play 2 games with all of the major DLC, read 5 novels, 3 graphic novels, an artbook, watch an anime movie and a low budget live action web series, and use a website to create a world state based on all that. For the most part the game's writers do a great job of making sure you get the gist of the novels, previous games, and the anime's plots without boring you to death.

The villain is lame. BioWare generally has great complex villains that have understandable and believable motivations, the villain here is a moronic idiot who goal is to become a god. So it's basically a one-dimensional cartoon supervillain with inept henchmen that make the Decepticons in the Sunbow cartoon show like they knew what they doing.

The MP is not as much fun as ME3's MP (which surprised me how much fun I had playing the MP on ME3 and I hate MP modes in video games).

I also got through binge watching Farscape which is one of most fun, original, and IMHO underrated sci-fi shows of all time. I would say the lead character of John Crichton is the most relatable and believable sci-fi heroes of all time. Aeryn Sun is the most badass woman in sci-fi with an arc that actually surpasses any the women on BSG and the villain Scorpius is one of the frightening villains and is right up there with Kahn and Darth Vader. Great special effects, aliens, make-ups, the CGI still holds up pretty well. The series is on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Amazon Instant Video, and it's mini-series conclusion The Peacekeeper Wars is on DVD. If you haven't seen it check it out.

Notabot
2015-02-28, 03:30 PM
I know my friend listened to the audiobook version of at least one of the Game of Thrones books. He said it ran for about 33 hours or somesuch.

EDIT: Found it! (http://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Song-Fire-Book/dp/B0001DBI1Q) It's actually almost 34 hours...

I think the shortest one so far has been 27 hours. I started listening about 2 years ago when I had a 16 hour car ride by myself. I've been listening when alone in the car ever since. Since we moved, though, I don't spend nearly as much time in the car, so I started listening while running on the treadmill with a "Couch to 5K" program. That's starting to fall through too, though, because I'm reaching a point where I really need some energizing music to get me to the end instead of gory deaths and heartache. :)

Which brings up a new topic: What's some music you like that would be just terrible for "Get Pumped!" workout music? I had my full library on shuffle one day for a long bike ride, and it punished me with a stretch of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tori Amos, and some ambient Dead Can Dance. That was the day I made the "Workout" playlist.

I did have to giggle when it played Skinny Puppy and Enya back to back, though.

Denyer
2015-02-28, 04:02 PM
I like most genres, so random just doesn't work for driving, working out, etc. Prefer to listen to stuff I already know and like a full album of for in the car -- not many big straight roads in this country.

Metal/rock/punk are good for exercise. Buckcherry, Sabaton, Less Than Jake, etc. Something with a bit of momentum.

Sades
2015-02-28, 06:04 PM
Which brings up a new topic: What's some music you like that would be just terrible for "Get Pumped!" workout music?

Hahahaha, so much of it. So much of it is utterly terrible for that. Staind. Older Staind. I don't listen to it anymore, but it'd be pretty horrible for that. Probably just as much of stuff I have/had listened to would be well suited, though. I have an unabashed (... well, maybe not completely unabashed) love of old WWE theme songs, any of those is pretty much awesome for that. Some Disturbed would work as well.

Imagine Dragons (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xloDSQbg3CU) would be badly suited, first time listening to this album is right now and dood, so far it's as good for me as the last. This is joy, I've been listening solely to audiobooks (and children's songs) for the past few weeks.

[edit] actually, some of this might be pretty good for that. Ah well.

Cliffjumper
2015-02-28, 07:13 PM
Semi-cheesy dance works best.
Mason vs Princess Superstar - Perfect Exceeder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZl165WDjDA)
Alex Gaudino - Watch Out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLyvBHeeono)
Uniting Nations - Out of Touch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Xz8aLuD7Y)
Max Graham vs Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZh3Nj7HuEo)

Or just everything by the KLF.

inflatable dalek
2015-02-28, 11:34 PM
In the pub for a relatives birthday meal where we've made the mistake of booking the same night a loud-if harmless-soft rock band is on. One of the four groupies dancing a bit too enthusiastically is dressed like she goes to Hogwarts for no readily apparent reason. Her rock cock hungry friends were just dressed like close to middled aged women keen to meet the band.

And then when I get back to the flat, Splinter from the Turtles goes past me on rollerskates. Has the world gone mad?

Denyer
2015-02-28, 11:36 PM
One of the four groupies dancing a bit too enthusiastically is dressed like she goes to Hogwarts for no readily apparent reason.

It's nice to have these occasional reminders that the world isn't completely shit.

Sades
2015-02-28, 11:48 PM
Max Graham vs Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZh3Nj7HuEo)

YES, YEEEEES. I mean, Yes.

Those were subtle. I think there might have been some ladies in those videos?

Oh, yeah! I know people are probably getting tired of baby crap but I gotta say that we took the young'un to the pediatrician yesterday for a checkup, She's three feet tall, 32 pounds and not yet 2. I think she is officially a giant.

(But, y'know, not, like Andre. Just really tall. I'm being stupid. Goddamn you, brain!)

Skyquake87
2015-03-01, 01:32 AM
I've been to a beer festival! where I live! I had nice beers :) beer beer beer nom nom nom


...now I am home and one of the cats has done a big stinky poo.

Sades! Your kid sounds AWESOME! She will rule us all. Because she is a GIANT and we will cower before her might.

For getting pumped up..? Um, I like a big old rag tag of stuffs...really fond of Ministry Of Sounds 'Mash Up Mix' series, if only because to my ears it sounds like proper dj-ing with songs being chopped and cut and pasted and mixed in and out of each other, instead of someone just having figured out how the cross-fade works.

Sades
2015-03-01, 07:04 AM
More like she'll be awkwardly tall until high school, like her mum. :o Those were fun times. Opposite.

I entered her current height, my height and Hound's height into a height predictor thinger for funsies earlier today and it "predicted" her height will be 5'9. :lol:

I hate my husband right now, because he got to go to something awesome that we were both supposed to go to but we couldn't find a sitter and now he's telling me about it and it's just making me hate him more. :p Hate. Hatehatehatehate.

I'm going to drown my sorrows in Elder Scrolls fan songs on YouTube now.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-01, 07:10 AM
It's nice to have these occasional reminders that the world isn't completely shit.

To be fair, she might have been an actual school girl just ravaged by the horror of living in Stourport.

Bit of local humour there.

My cousin insisted on my watching the short comedy videos her boyfriend (and who gets a Valentine's Day card where they're 11? I'm 33 and haven't had one yet!) has put on YouTube. My suggested viewing list is now full of small children.

And Sades, Hound and Tom both talk about and praise their children publicly to exactly the right amount as decided by me, the official adjudicator of such things. Compared to some of the bores I know, you all clearly have some sense of perspective.

And Warcry better follow the same pattern.

Cliffjumper
2015-03-01, 01:25 PM
I think there might have been some ladies in those videos?

Rule of thumb with dance music - the more like a cringe-inducing male teenager's fantasy, the better the tune.

Clay
2015-03-01, 02:47 PM
Oh, yeah! I know people are probably getting tired of baby crap but I gotta say that we took the young'un to the pediatrician yesterday for a checkup, She's three feet tall, 32 pounds and not yet 2. I think she is officially a giant.

She's outgrown Metroplex already?

Knightdramon
2015-03-01, 03:27 PM
Ok...random stuff around, trying to tie it all together...

@Notabot re workout music---Robert Tepper's "No easy way out" from Rocky? "Never say die", Iron Eagle? TFTM soundtrack? Basically most 80ies cheese music that plays in heroic/workout scenes from films can do.

@Dalek---the book a pub for an occasion on the same day as a local artists does their gig has happened to me as well. Managed to get a kick out of it though and got a happy birthday live song/dedication to me, so it was not all bad. As for Valentine's, those cards are so overrated and so 70-ies/80ies it hurts. The kind of stalker-ish appeal behind it [a secret admirer who "loves" you and knows exactly where you live to sent you a card] creeps me out a tad :lol:

@Skyquake---which beer festival was that? Mustn't have been very far from here. Not really keen on festivals like that around here though---it's astoundingly silly how people get piss-drunk SO fast. It takes me hours with pints of beers and maybe some proper spirits mixed in to get hardcore drunk, yet people are on the floor literally pissing themselves less than an hour after that? :lol::lol::lol:

@The GOT books---I enjoy them. Only read the first two so far [reading at literally a snail's pace with other books between], but liked them way more than the show. Much like the Walking Dead, this feels like an alternate "what if" scenario after a point.

@Videogames---Currently playing Omega Ruby on 3DS. My current PC here is so crap it lags if there's a lot of pics on facebook, so that's out of the question. Can't really say I can commit to gaming any longer. Gone were the times I'd spend 9 hours playing Tekken 3 on PSX because I had no memory card.

Skyquake87
2015-03-01, 03:35 PM
@Skyquake---which beer festival was that? Mustn't have been very far from here. Not really keen on festivals like that around here though---it's astoundingly silly how people get piss-drunk SO fast. It takes me hours with pints of beers and maybe some proper spirits mixed in to get hardcore drunk, yet people are on the floor literally pissing themselves less than an hour after that? :lol::lol::lol:

Saltaire beer festival. Right on my doorstep, about 5 minutes away from my house :)

It's a decent craic the Saltaire one. Interesting how the clientele has changed over the last ten years. When I started going, it was all old men in tweed and barbour jackets with red faces and extravagant facial hair. These days, its much more mixed and diverse, with loads of younger people going. Prices are well cheap compared to pubs though, so I don't doubt that's a big pulling factor. I had some nice beers, which all had names and everyone was well behaved.

Just killing time waiting for my girlfriend to recover (she went out afterwards and is currently yodelling a rainbow down the porcelain telephone) so we can go see In This Moment, whom I am quite excited to be going to see :)

Sades
2015-03-01, 10:25 PM
@The GOT books---I enjoy them. Only read the first two so far [reading at literally a snail's pace with other books between], but liked them way more than the show. Much like the Walking Dead, this feels like an alternate "what if" scenario after a point.

Yessss. Definitely enjoying the books a bit more than the show. But I've only watched to the end of the first season so if spoilers drop I might chew someone's head off... though since that is impossible over the internet it's more likely I'll be mildly annoyed. :p

I am enjoying reading/listening to the books and enjoying watching the show at the same time. I need to grab some time for more actual reading, though. Curling up and chilling for an hour or two with nothing planned, nothing that needs doing and no one needing me for something and just reading sounds amazing.

(Not that I don't get time like that... but when I do, I'm usually half-assing it by putting something off to extend it. Like cleaning, cooking or sleep. :lol: Like right now, kid is sleeping and I'm sitting here at the kitchen table listening to music/typing... meanwhile the floor is covered in rainbow coloured foam building blocks and the kitchen sink is full of dishes. They need to make blocks that pick themselves up, srs yo.)

Cliffjumper
2015-03-01, 11:21 PM
Yessss. Definitely enjoying the books a bit more than the show. But I've only watched to the end of the first season so if spoilers drop I might chew someone's head off... though since that is impossible over the internet it's more likely I'll be mildly annoyed. :p

Gandalf comes back and it's all a dream Crystal's having.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-02, 12:27 AM
I just got back from spending the weekend at ferris state University a few hours ago (this thread is doing good)

Sades
2015-03-02, 12:35 AM
(this thread is doing good)

And now, it dies. :o

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-02, 12:57 AM
And now, it dies. :o

No!
dont kill my thread

Notabot
2015-03-02, 06:22 AM
this thread is doing good

No, Superman is doing good. I believe this thread is doing well. :)

I need to grab some time for more actual reading, though.
Earbuds and dishes have gotten me through a good number of chapters.

Sades
2015-03-02, 10:46 PM
Earbuds and dishes have gotten me through a good number of chapters.

Yup, that's pretty much how it happened. Minus the earbuds. Blocks, dishes, and audiobook.

That's how I managed to get through one and a half books, for the most part... puttering around in the kitchen and my work commute are prime listening times. But I miss sitting and actually reading a book. When I'm putting stuff off to do something else, it's like I can feel those things that I'm supposed to be doing breathing down my neck. Not exactly relaxing. :lol: But that buffer period (however long) that I take in between tasks is nice, in its own way. I wish it were more efficient, though. Well, I suppose I wish I were more efficient. I think I have a decent balance going, but eh. Human nature, etc etc.

Random links, because of boring:

And now for something completely different. (http://i.imgur.com/EjoRBrc.jpg) :o

Also, fascinating food blog (http://pass-the-garum.blogspot.ca/).

I've posted this before. I'll probably post it again. (http://myimmortalrehost.webs.com/index.htm) Because it is just so... horribly, completely cringeworthy and I love it so much because of that. If shitty fanfiction entertains you, there ya go.

Bits of it are probably NSFW.

Ermahgerd, it's on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11099295-my-immortal). Bahahaha!

inflatable dalek
2015-03-03, 08:47 PM
A rough day's sleep after being woken up by Jehovah's Witnesses (at the door, not in my bed). First time in the four years I've lived in this tower block we've had any. They're escalating!

Sadly I was too groggy to do the Jasper Carrot thing of inviting them in for a cup of tea and using their surprise to convert them to my religion.

Denyer
2015-03-03, 10:32 PM
Have probably just negated a twenty-year-plus friendship based on a FB discussion thread over this article, and not thinking that pride in carrying weight that amounts to health problems is rational or a good idea.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/commentisfree/2015/mar/03/leonard-nimoy-full-body-project

Decent photographer, Nimoy.

Dead Man Wade
2015-03-03, 10:47 PM
Have probably just negated a twenty-year-plus friendship based on a FB discussion thread over this article, and not thinking that pride in carrying weight that amounts to health problems is rational or a good idea.

Depends. I am 6'2" and "morbidly" obese, yet have none of the issues that tend to be associated with weight. My heart is healthy and unblocked, I don't have diabetes, and what have you. I do have a bad back, but that's the result of an injury when I was in high school, and hurts to the same extent it did when I was much skinnier.

Given that, while I do understand that I should probably lose weight, the constant crap about weight does wear thin. I wouldn't say I'm necessarily "proud", as such, but I'm realistic about the situation. And certainly, I'd tell someone who gave me static about it to mind their own goddamn business.

On topic, I've quit my job to spend time with my daughter, as my wife has gotten a promotion and we can afford to live on one income (especially given the savings in child care). Really excited to have some time with her, as she's entering the period where she's learning to talk and a host of other things. So, that's cool.

Denyer
2015-03-03, 11:42 PM
BMI is a load of crap, and anything that's not piling pressure onto organs and joints isn't a health issue. I seem to have stabbed at a raw nerve with someone and it'll either simmer down or a mostly long-distance friendship that's that fragile isn't salvageable. I follow the academic/Tumblr framing around the swearing, but don't agree with or respect some of it.

Cool beans on becoming a stay-at-home dad. :up:

Dead Man Wade
2015-03-04, 02:04 AM
I follow the academic/Tumblr framing around the swearing, but don't agree with or respect some of it.

Certainly. And I'm not saying that people who are proud to be fat are right to feel that way; simply commenting on my own occasional frustrations.

Cool beans on becoming a stay-at-home dad. :up:

Thanks. I'm really excited, because she's constantly doing new things, and I'm going to be able to witness them rather than hearing about them from the babysitter.

Plus, it'll give me time to sort of get my own stuff in order.

Clay
2015-03-04, 04:08 AM
Have probably just negated a twenty-year-plus friendship based on a FB discussion thread over this article, and not thinking that pride in carrying weight that amounts to health problems is rational or a good idea.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/commentisfree/2015/mar/03/leonard-nimoy-full-body-project

Decent photographer, Nimoy.

Hmmm.

It's more complex than that. While the self as a mental being exists somewhat separately from the physical body (you can lose your legs and still be you, obviously), it's still fused to it. If you tell people that their body is overweight and that that's bad in a mechanical aspect, you still impact the feelings of person if you're not careful. It's likely that the overweight person hears this enough that it contributes to low self-esteem, which of course leads to the cycle repeating. Even given that, I don't think Nimoy's point was to celebrate obesity. I think he was simply trying to show some truth about the human condition in that some people navigate the world in bodies that look like that. While I think that the obese=beautiful idea is an over-correction to fat shaming, people do need good self esteem to make healthy changes.

tl;dr = "Quit being fat, fatty" doesn't work.

Knightdramon
2015-03-04, 07:52 PM
Obesity can be a tough and sensitive issue regardless.

Not sure what the fuss with Leonard Nimoy's pictures is and I don't care.

Severe obesity can hamper your body/system even if your arteries are not necessarily blocked/heart issues are not immediately prevalent/present.

The BMI thing can be misleading to an extent, as it only takes into account height and weight---if I'm built like a wardrobe but am 1.65 metres tall, does that make me fat because the calculated number came to that? No.

Extra weight very basically puts strain [necessary or unnecessary] on your muscles and bones, plus it can make your heart work faster to pump blood around your body.

There's a thin line between "obese", "healthy" and "super built". For instance, the knees of an obese person might be more susceptible to damage and wear because they have to carry more weight, but the knees of a super built person are strained from the wear and tear of all the exercises/running. Just because they will be able to take more crap as it comes does not mean they have not been damaged already.

Keeping thin/fit is also a personal issue/responsibility but includes factors not always to the person's abilities. If you are in a sedentary job you can't really get up in the office and run around for exercise, nor can you drop everything to cook a perfectly healthy mean to eat in the office and have fruits for dinner. Usually it's the other way around :lol:

Denyer
2015-03-05, 12:54 AM
I don't think Nimoy's point was to celebrate obesity.

Likewise; it was the article I was responding to. Pathologising normal variance is dangerous, but equally a (the) important message of support is "be healthy" rather than "aspire to look like a magazine cover" or "fat is powerful".

Some people have existing severe health issues and very limited scope to self-help. There are an array of economic, stress and other factors working against most people, including to an extent that's becoming more recognised global food and marketing industries. And negativity and persecution complexes are cyclical.

Erasing judgement, particularly from the dialogue of how societies deliver healthcare, is moving in the wrong direction IMO. The models don't really work even without self-destruction as a larger factor.

Also, old link with credit to Tom;
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/check-your-privilege-obviously-a-colossal-pile-of-twat-2013060570924

Always something to recognise and inform, natch. Just not a magic invalidation card.

Cliffjumper
2015-03-05, 09:33 AM
Naturally there are shades of grey across the board but society as a whole is in danger of being very enabling... Obesity is a 21st century plague and, like smartphones and energy drinks, we've yet to see the damage the current trends are going to have. I blame Meghan Trainor, personally. You think that fat bloke's going to see fifty, at least without expensive and resource-consuming medical care? The idea of someone not having to be stick-thin has somehow become turning into "yeh, three pizzas a day just means you're being you".

Society as a whole terrifies the **** out of me. People in general are so stupid, lazy, entitled and stubborn now, everything's someone else's fault. I get genuine pangs of guilt that I've brought someone new into the world when I'm pretty sure it's going to be ****ed in 20 or 30 years.

Sades
2015-03-05, 09:35 AM
I don't think Nimoy's point was to celebrate obesity. I think he was simply trying to show some truth about the human condition in that some people navigate the world in bodies that look like that. While I think that the obese=beautiful idea is an over-correction to fat shaming, people do need good self esteem to make healthy changes.

This stuff right here. ^

Fat people exist. They're fat, but they're still people. They deserve to be treated like people. To quote Wil Wheaton, "Don't be a dick".

That's about as far as the whole "external acceptance on a social level" thing should go, IMO. Viewing it as unhealthy should not be frowned upon, because to think otherwise is to delude yourself. Because it's not healthy. It just isn't.

Oh, and that bit about deleting content/suspending accounts... I think it's possible that happened because of boobies/naked, not because of fat people.


Society as a whole terrifies the **** out of me. People in general are so stupid, lazy, entitled and stubborn now, everything's someone else's fault. I get genuine pangs of guilt that I've brought someone new into the world when I'm pretty sure it's going to be ****ed in 20 or 30 years.

:up: I'm glad I'm not the only one.

If they're gay, let's set our kids up with one another.

matchmaker, matchmaker, make meeee a match....

inflatable dalek
2015-03-05, 09:40 AM
The world has always seemed on the point of being ****ed. It probably means we passed the point of no return decades ago. Yay!

Between this and the documentary on his post Trek life on one of the TOS DVD' I think Nimoy was mainly interested in taking photos of naked women.

For art.

That's why he was my hero.

Plus, working on all those films with Jimmy Doohan likely meant his definition of fat was elastic.

Denyer
2015-03-05, 07:36 PM
The idea of someone not having to be stick-thin has somehow become turning into "yeh, three pizzas a day just means you're being you".
Generationally, a lot of what's on store shelves has hit rock bottom in terms of nutritional value. Sugar's cheap to bulk things out with and a roughly 50/50 ratio of fat to sugar (eg, ice-cream) suppresses a satiety response -- it doesn't really exist naturally.

I get genuine pangs of guilt that I've brought someone new into the world when I'm pretty sure it's going to be ****ed in 20 or 30 years.

Has crossed my mind a lot as well. Every generation thinks it's living in the End Times to a certain extent, though. We might get a couple of bearable generations out of the world before it runs out of resources or there's another global war.

Oh, and that bit about deleting content/suspending accounts... I think it's possible that happened because of boobies/naked, not because of fat people.
Have I missed something?

inflatable dalek
2015-03-05, 07:44 PM
It's worth remembering the world we were born into was one convinced an extinction level event nuclear war was definitely going to happen and could happen any day. Compared to that "People are a bit fat and full of themselves" is a fairly mild worldwide problem (though good on Puttin for his current USSR tribute act that looks to be bringing back some of the old danger).

Denyer
2015-03-05, 08:20 PM
That one never went away, there's still plenty of nuclear capability.

Not quite as fraught as http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24280831 though.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-05, 08:24 PM
Sure, but that's a hell of a downgrade from "It's definitely going to happen". And indeed, would have if not for the people like the chap in the link whose job it was to press the buttons actually using their common sense when something went wrong and we had instances of things like flights of gulls being mistaken for an incoming attack. It's terrifying to think how often mistakes like that probably happened...

Clay
2015-03-05, 08:29 PM
And also, having just read Petrarch's familiar letters for a class on the development of the autobiography as a genre, society and culture have in fact been facing a dearth of talent and enlightenment compared to one generation prior to now since roughly 1360.

Cliffjumper
2015-03-05, 08:49 PM
It's worth remembering the world we were born into was one convinced an extinction level event nuclear war was definitely going to happen and could happen any day.

Incorrectly. The Soviet Union's greatest propaganda was convincing the world it actually had the resources to mount a third world war.

Compared to that "People are a bit fat and full of themselves" is a fairly mild worldwide problem

Dunno. Everyone quite swiftly agreed that mutually assured destruction was a problem and a lot of resources were put into scaling down the problem to a sensible amount of tension. The world's current problem is that it doesn't acknowledge problems and in fact tends to excuse them.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-05, 08:53 PM
Incorrectly. The Soviet Union's greatest propaganda was convincing the world it actually had the resources to mount a third world war.

Sure (and I love that story of how when America got hold of a Russian fighter plane they found it was full of decades old transistors), but no one knew that at the time. Indeed, America being convinced of it could have still led to something very, very nasty as they more than had the capability.



Dunno. Everyone quite swiftly agreed that mutually assured destruction was a problem and a lot of resources were put into scaling down the problem to a sensible amount of tension. The world's current problem is that it doesn't acknowledge problems and in fact tends to excuse them.

I refuse to acknowledge that.

Warcry
2015-03-05, 09:06 PM
Society as a whole terrifies the **** out of me. People in general are so stupid, lazy, entitled and stubborn now, everything's someone else's fault. I get genuine pangs of guilt that I've brought someone new into the world when I'm pretty sure it's going to be ****ed in 20 or 30 years.
I feel the same way a lot, but I think the truth is that most people have always been that useless. But the internet allows everyone to broadcast their banal thoughts and opinions to the world at large, now, and it makes it much harder to just ignore it. And since people tend to herd together online with like-thinking folks, it's led to the creation of massive echo-chambers where even the stupidest ideas will meet with massive positive reinforcement if you choose the right audience).

The scary thing is that important decision-makers are actually listening to what people say in those online echo-chambers, instead of ignoring the masses and doing whatever the hell they want like they used to. Politicians taking their marching orders from trendy hashtags is just about the worst thing I can imagine.

Generationally, a lot of what's on store shelves has hit rock bottom in terms of nutritional value. Sugar's cheap to bulk things out with and a roughly 50/50 ratio of fat to sugar (eg, ice-cream) suppresses a satiety response -- it doesn't really exist naturally.
This certainly doesn't help. Neither does the fact that most of us now live a sedentary lifestyle, driving to and from work where we sit at a desk for eight hours a day. Our bodies aren't really designed for either. However, if we don't want to die from complications of obesity before we turn 50, we need to choose our diet carefully and find the time for at least some exercise. And if we choose not to, that's not society's fault, it's ours. Just because we're given the opportunity to eat processed garbage 24/7 and sit on our butts doesn't mean we have to, and normalizing it is dangerous.

Or maybe I'm just oversensitive because I struggle with my weight all the time, can never seem to find the time for as much physical activity as I'd like and get really annoyed when people fatter than me tell me not to bother and that I should "love myself the way I am".

Have I missed something?
People who reposted Nimoy's photos on Facebook after he died wound up getting their accounts closed because...well, because they're posting nude photos on a site that doesn't allow them. What did they think would happen?

Sades
2015-03-05, 10:15 PM
There are definitely bigger issues. But (and this is just me) on an everyday level, I don't worry about that. That's not to say that I haven't thought about what could happen, Hound and I have talked about things like that before. Hell, we talk about everything from war to "terrorist attacks" (we live in a city with a military presence and somewhat near one of those big malls named on that video that was in the news recently) to natural disasters. But I don't think it serves much practical purpose to worry about something I can't do much about. Other people being stupid, insensitive dickheads who live in a bubble? Hell yes. I have to live around these people. My kid could bring one home. Or worse, could BE one.


Have I missed something?

Was referring to this bit from the article:

"Unsurprisingly, friends of mine who have shared Nimoy’s Full Body Project on social media in the wake of his death have found their accounts suspended and their content deleted. It’s a testament to how necessary and radical Nimoy’s statement “I asked them to be proud” really is – how can we expect fat people to be proud when the mere existence of our bodies is classified as an obscenity? How can you even begin to see us as human beings if our physical presence in the world is offensive?"

Also, I should probably add that I'm not trying to blame or judge anyone for being fat. People are fat for different reasons, whether they're being lazy (like me, that's why I'm fat. I have to work my ass off (heh) to be thin, and that's just not my bag right now. That, and carbs are delicious.) or taking meds that make it easier for them to gain weight, or some sort of internal problem, whatever. If a person is judging you for being fat, then you probably didn't want to know that jerkface anyway. But it isn't healthy, and people should be aware of that.

Denyer
2015-03-05, 11:19 PM
Was referring to this bit from the article:
Missed that particular bit of idiocy.

The blonde's quite hot, as far as body shape and my personal taste runs to (not that that has much to do with anything, or those involved would or should care). A very rough rule of thumb might be whether someone's genitalia have disappeared under folds. Folds of skin rubbing together are rarely good in any context in which they're on the same person, nor are enabling or denial at that point.

Protein's also delicious, I've found. Taste seems to come back after cutting down on sugar.

Or maybe I'm just oversensitive because I struggle with my weight all the time, can never seem to find the time for as much physical activity as I'd like and get really annoyed when people fatter than me tell me not to bother and that I should "love myself the way I am".

Mmm. 12kg in extra weight (such as a vest) is uncomfortable for much time, personally, and that's less than 2 stone but has a noticeable effect on breathing and movement. Hit 30-ish with not-crippling injuries, more out of shape than overweight and realised it was time to start paying attention. It's nice being able to bend over and pick things up without referred pain, but it does require some active self-maintenance and is unlikely to ever become optional.

It's annoying to see/hear wild over-correction in messages because first hand experience suggests that weight loss takes a while. Losing weight that took years to accumulate is likewise not going to be a quick fix, but it's the same as the trite platitude "the best time to plant a tree is years ago, the second best is today".

Slayer-Fan123
2015-03-06, 12:13 AM
I feel the same way a lot, but I think the truth is that most people have always been that useless. But the internet allows everyone to broadcast their banal thoughts and opinions to the world at large, now, and it makes it much harder to just ignore it. And since people tend to herd together online with like-thinking folks, it's led to the creation of massive echo-chambers where even the stupidest ideas will meet with massive positive reinforcement if you choose the right audience).

The scary thing is that important decision-makers are actually listening to what people say in those online echo-chambers, instead of ignoring the masses and doing whatever the hell they want like they used to. Politicians taking their marching orders from trendy hashtags is just about the worst thing I can imagine.


This certainly doesn't help. Neither does the fact that most of us now live a sedentary lifestyle, driving to and from work where we sit at a desk for eight hours a day. Our bodies aren't really designed for either. However, if we don't want to die from complications of obesity before we turn 50, we need to choose our diet carefully and find the time for at least some exercise. And if we choose not to, that's not society's fault, it's ours. Just because we're given the opportunity to eat processed garbage 24/7 and sit on our butts doesn't mean we have to, and normalizing it is dangerous.

Or maybe I'm just oversensitive because I struggle with my weight all the time, can never seem to find the time for as much physical activity as I'd like and get really annoyed when people fatter than me tell me not to bother and that I should "love myself the way I am".


People who reposted Nimoy's photos on Facebook after he died wound up getting their accounts closed because...well, because they're posting nude photos on a site that doesn't allow them. What did they think would happen?
If you're not able to find enough time for physical activity, do what I do/did.

WALK.

I was 198 at some point in time and I was already fine with my body, overweight as I was. However, the bus service pissed me off one day when it never went to the stop I used to go to school. I decided that, instead of giving them my money, I would walk to school. It was an hour walk.
Long story short, as that was a year ago, I am now at less than 160. Just find time to walk. Whether it's to school or work, if the distance isn't unreasonable. Simply 2 hours a day will do wonders, you'll get fresh air, and now I actually have women approaching me more often.

Denyer
2015-03-06, 01:01 AM
May be slightly less appealing/practical for those with more of a family life. I absolutely prefer public transport in and walking back when the weather's not completely shit and I've got time, though. A bit over three miles, or five if weather's really nice and long way around plus hills.

A small country does have some pluses.

Slayer-Fan123
2015-03-06, 01:29 AM
May be slightly less appealing/practical for those with more of a family life. I absolutely prefer public transport in and walking back when the weather's not completely shit and I've got time, though. A bit over three miles, or five if weather's really nice and long way around plus hills.

A small country does have some pluses.
I suppose that's true. I don't mind finding the extra hour to walk, myself. Having a family might hurt the ability to do so.

Hound
2015-03-06, 07:42 PM
I wish I could walk to work but it would take hours for me and it's winter in Canada right now so... no. If we lived closer to my job I would certainly walk to work in the summer. That would be so pleasant.

Cliffjumper
2015-03-07, 09:24 PM
Walked a lot more when we had a baby, TBH. Our's is at toddler the stage where she can walk, but not at any sort of pace in any sort of direction for a particularly long segment of time and yet won't play ball with the pushchair while also being too wriggly to carry.

Sades
2015-03-07, 09:41 PM
We used to go to the mall and mallwalk, but that makes it far too easy to spend money we don't have. So, we usually just stay at home, especially when it's cold outside.

I want to take her outside to play, but our complex is full of morons who don't clean up after their dogs. Dog shit everywhere. They think because the snow covers it that it isn't an issue... then the spring comes.

I can't wait till we have a yard.

Warcry
2015-03-07, 10:36 PM
Having a yard is awesome, even if it's small. It's nice to have a place to relax, and we grow a small garden in ours as well.

I was 198 at some point in time and I was already fine with my body, overweight as I was. However, the bus service pissed me off one day when it never went to the stop I used to go to school. I decided that, instead of giving them my money, I would walk to school. It was an hour walk.
Tried that once. Turns out that work was a three-hour walk away from home back then, one way. We live even farther out now. Also, like Hound says...winter in Canada. Even getting off the bus a few stops early and walking for fifteen minutes can be very unpleasant four or five months of the year. :(

That said, I do try to get out and walk around our neighbourhood as much as I can, especially in the summertime. And the nice thing about where we live is that there's lots of parks nearby, and lots of quiet residential streets to bike down. It's just working up the motivation to go out and do it after a hard day of work can be tough. I'm getting better at it though, I think.

Sades
2015-03-07, 10:51 PM
We have a gym membership, have had for about a month now... and the gym has a daycare that costs less than $5 an hour. I'm just a lazyass.

Though some of my hesitation is wrapped up in leaving my little. I know it'd probably do her some good to get away from me, possibly to play with other kids even (which she hasn't gotten much of a chance to do this past winter, not since before Christmas probably) but it stresses me out.

We have new neighbours moving in. And they're young, ugh. My only hope is that they don't smoke any of their smokables inside. I will probably start setting booby traps or something if we have a repeat of "the weed incident".

[edit]The little is sitting in my lap, we're sort-of watching YouTube vids (mum keeps switching windows, darn her). She was finding the correlation between my typing and words appearing on screen really entertaining right now, so I thought I'd entertain her by typing this...

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-08, 12:50 AM
I am Pretty well in shape never really had to worry about losing weight

Sades
2015-03-08, 01:28 AM
https://i.imgur.com/9hRi2jN.gifv

I need a squirrel. And a dog.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-08, 01:37 AM
A friend of mine was in New York last week, and amidst the pictures of iconic American building like The Apartment House From Friends (apparently not as close to Central Park as you'd think) he had a picture of a grey squirrel with a head of ginger hear. As if it had scalped a British squirrel and was now wearing it's head as a trophy to mock any tourists.

electro girl
2015-03-08, 01:12 PM
I am Pretty well in shape never really had to worry about losing weight

I find it tricky to put weight on. Recently though I've been surprised to find that I am actually in quite good shape. Its been about a year since I started roller derby and a combination of that and protein shakes has bumped me up to a healthy 60kg (might not sound much but for most of my life I was basically a skeleton). I'm kind of taken aback by the transformation really, I'm stronger, fitter, faster and although I'm by no means muscley I'm well toned to the point where I have decent definition in my arms, abs, pecs and thighs.

Bit of a brag I know but for the first time I'm feeling ok about my appearance.

Denyer
2015-03-08, 02:02 PM
Nice one. A lot of the trick does seem to be overcoming inertia and discovering how much better than the alternative it feels.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-09, 01:35 AM
I find it tricky to put weight on. Recently though I've been surprised to find that I am actually in quite good shape. Its been about a year since I started roller derby and a combination of that and protein shakes has bumped me up to a healthy 60kg (might not sound much but for most of my life I was basically a skeleton). I'm kind of taken aback by the transformation really, I'm stronger, fitter, faster and although I'm by no means muscley I'm well toned to the point where I have decent definition in my arms, abs, pecs and thighs.

Bit of a brag I know but for the first time I'm feeling ok about my appearance.

I put on a bit of weight in mussle but I play Hockey so I have to work out.

But its very rewarding to feel strong.

Sades
2015-03-09, 08:41 PM
I wasted like 3 hours (including interruptions, feeding kid, etc) putting Frozen/winter birthday party decoration crap into my basket only to find that the website I was using didn't have a working Paypal button. Cue angerface.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-09, 10:46 PM
I wasted like 3 hours (including interruptions, feeding kid, etc) putting Frozen/winter birthday party decoration crap into my basket only to find that the website I was using didn't have a working Paypal button. Cue angerface.

That sucks :down: :down: :down:

Sades
2015-03-10, 07:55 AM
You know, giving up the shitty forms of carbs is actually a bit harder than I thought it would be.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-03-10, 01:28 PM
A friend of mine was in New York last week, and amidst the pictures of iconic American building like The Apartment House From Friends (apparently not as close to Central Park as you'd think) he had a picture of a grey squirrel with a head of ginger hear. As if it had scalped a British squirrel and was now wearing it's head as a trophy to mock any tourists.

:citation:

inflatable dalek
2015-03-10, 08:22 PM
:citation:

You want me to break into his house and steal his pictures?

Cyberstrike nTo
2015-03-10, 09:33 PM
Got a new used washer and dryer, trying to remember how to wash my cloths. :p Seriously though it's great to have a washer and dryer again.

Skyquake87
2015-03-10, 10:03 PM
I bought a new brush head thingy for my awesome dyson animal vacuum to replace the one that broke.

I have also fitted a replacement stylus to my record player which makes me feel like a technical wizard.


Now I am drinking tea. Yorkshire Tea. Because it is the best tea and I am from Yorkshire, which is famous for its massive tea plantations, honest.

Sades
2015-03-10, 11:57 PM
dyson animal vacuum

You know you're getting old when you're jealous because someone has a fancy vacuum you don't have. :o

Just got back from party store. Where nothing is cheap. Went a little over my monetary limit for supplies/decorations, didn't get half of what I wanted to get. But there will be other birthdays. :/

Thank goodness I know how to decorate a cake, and that we've been buying her presents here and there since November. And that I've got a month to go yet. Yay preparedness!

electro girl
2015-03-11, 12:42 AM
Now I am drinking tea. Yorkshire Tea. Because it is the best tea and I am from Yorkshire, which is famous for its massive tea plantations, honest.

This is all true. No need to look it up.

Skyquake87
2015-03-11, 01:17 PM
Ha! I love my dyson vacuum. It is the shizzle. There was one they did about 15 years of so ago that I thought was the most amazing thing ever.YOU COULD WEAR IT ON YOUR BACK LIKE A GHOSTBUSTER. Sadly, it was something silly like 500 so ... no. No thank you Mr Dyson. We went for an animal to cope with all the flipping pet hair our house accumulates from our six cats. And it helps with my allergies to dust and er, animals too!

And the Yorkshire Tea plantations are a wonder to behold.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-03-11, 02:49 PM
You want me to break into his house and steal his pictures?

Yes. Or ask for an email. Either way is cool.

Sades
2015-03-11, 07:21 PM
How the **** does Kristoff not realise that Anna is the same girl that he saw get troll-zapped as a kid when she gets hit by Elsa's ice bullshit the second time?

Also, I laughed so hard at this (http://imgur.com/gallery/R9NCh) that the little became super-concerned about my well-being.

Speaking of Little, today she is finding it super-entertaining to find out that some letters are a different letter when you turn them upside down. I showed her W/M and n/u with her blocks, and now she's sitting on the floor in front of me going "u...n! u... n!". She still mixes up b/d, though I'm giving her a pass on that because according to the internet she shouldn't even be knowing her letters yet.

Dead Man Wade
2015-03-11, 07:56 PM
My daughter is currently dragging her ass across the floor like a dog with worms. I'm so proud.

Sades
2015-03-11, 08:15 PM
Mine might know some of her letters, but she still thinks her nose is a handy place to stick her lunch. And her finger. And pretty much anything else that will fit.

That still kind of sounds douchey, doesn't it? Ahhh, **** it.

It's difficult not to laugh when she does shit like this, but I don't want to encourage it. I've heard/read enough gross toddler/nose/hospital stories to know that I don't want to end up with one of my own. :p

inflatable dalek
2015-03-11, 08:19 PM
Yes. Or ask for an email. Either way is cool.

Did you not see the "Invasion of the Ginger Rats!" headline on the Daily Star yesterday? It's the beginning of the planet of the Red Haired Rodents.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-12, 07:44 PM
Hey Guys G1 or Michael bay?

My Choice: G1

Denyer
2015-03-12, 07:55 PM
If that means the cartoon, neither are things I'd care much about watching again.

The new RID isn't bad so far... again, probably not something to re-watch though.

Sades
2015-03-12, 08:44 PM
Beast Wars.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-12, 08:47 PM
Megan Fox's bum.

Sades
2015-03-12, 08:49 PM
Megan Fox's bum.

:up: That, too.

Skyquake87
2015-03-12, 11:37 PM
Beast Wars.





...and Megan Fox's bum.





Thinking about it, I've probably watch BW from top to tail and the Bay films more than anything else TF related. They're just good fun things to sit and watch and I still get a kick out of.

Ditto Animated, although like a lot of CN's output, there's a frame of mind you've got to be in to get the best out of. Off your face on some over sugared breakfast cereal whilst sat in your pyjamas I find is best.

I like the voice acting and soundscape of the original cartoon, but its sadly a big load of crap and like all '80s cartoons, as deep as a puddle.

Sades
2015-03-13, 12:42 AM
So because Olaf's carrot nose wasn't a part of the original magic, does it rot? Do they need to replace it every once in awhile because it rots away, or is it "magic by association"?

Skyquake87
2015-03-13, 10:34 PM
...I'm going to have to watch Frozen at some point to get all this stuff.

I don't like the sound of a magic carrot. It sounds rude.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-13, 10:40 PM
It's not a magic carrot. It's an ordinary carrot that's been rammed hard and deep into him. Nothing rude there.

Skyquake87
2015-03-13, 10:41 PM
...you've been listening to too much Britney

Cliffjumper
2015-03-13, 10:55 PM
How the **** does Kristoff not realise that Anna is the same girl that he saw get troll-zapped as a kid when she gets hit by Elsa's ice bullshit the second time?

Because Kristoff's as dumb as a post; you can't tell me that's the first time he's been to Oaken's trading post and yet he still talks himself into a kicking. He also drives a sleigh made out of dynamite.

So because Olaf's carrot nose wasn't a part of the original magic, does it rot? Do they need to replace it every once in awhile because it rots away, or is it "magic by association"?

His personal flurry would presumably keep it (wait for it, wait for it) frozen.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-14, 12:44 AM
Will they bother writing any new songs for the second one?

In fact, do they regret wasting time on writing more than one for the first?

Sades
2015-03-14, 06:58 AM
I don't like the sound of a magic carrot. It sounds rude.

Totally googled "Rule 34 Olaf" to see if someone had. Someone has. Many someones have.

... My eyes... knew what they were in for. :/

Though I thought that "Winter Is Coming" image was kind of clever.

Because Kristoff's as dumb as a post; you can't tell me that's the first time he's been to Oaken's trading post and yet he still talks himself into a kicking. He also drives a sleigh made out of dynamite.

Good point on Oaken's, though it's presented as his first visit. I just never questioned it. :p And we've been laughing about that ****ing sleigh since we first saw the movie. I keep saying it's meant to be the kerosene from the lantern igniting but even that's not going to explain it.

His personal flurry would presumably keep it (wait for it, wait for it) frozen.

But to properly freeze vegetables and have them stay in reasonably good shape for a long time you have to blanch them in boiling water. Even a frozen carrot will lose colour and look awful eventually. It'll just do it a lot slower than a fresh one would.

I smell (haaa) a fanfiction classic just waiting to be written. "Olaf Picks His Nose".

Cliffjumper
2015-03-14, 01:13 PM
I'm sure the sequel will cover it; maybe he'll have a debilitating face disease or something. While maybe also addressing why Elsa uses her ice powers indirectly on Hans' goons but whenever Anna's around she goes straight for vital organs - perhaps because Anna spend 15 years standing outside her bedroom door singing the exact same song over and over.

(I do actually think it's a fun little film, though I don't have many options. Some of it's actually pretty good for Disney Princess territory - don't trust Prince Charming, he could be a git; don't get married to the first person you meet; true love doesn't necessarily mean someone who wants to slip you a length. Plus the bit where their parents die is surprisingly classy and understated.)

Sades
2015-03-14, 10:07 PM
This episode of Bookaboo (that I was watching with Little when I started this post about 4 hours ago) is entirely too British for me. But it has Warwick Davis in it.

I'm sure the sequel will cover it; maybe he'll have a debilitating face disease or something. While maybe also addressing why Elsa uses her ice powers indirectly on Hans' goons but whenever Anna's around she goes straight for vital organs - perhaps because Anna spend 15 years standing outside her bedroom door singing the exact same song over and over.

They'll save the deep, hard-hitting stuff for the TV drama.

(I do actually think it's a fun little film, though I don't have many options. Some of it's actually pretty good for Disney Princess territory - don't trust Prince Charming, he could be a git; don't get married to the first person you meet; true love doesn't necessarily mean someone who wants to slip you a length. Plus the bit where their parents die is surprisingly classy and understated.)

Mostly yup, though the fact that the troll's "It's not like she's married already!" bit is accompanied by/highlighted with a catchy, upbeat song has me half-worried that the wrong message might be one that sticks. :/ :lol:

We haven't watched Frozen once yet today.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-15, 02:36 AM
This episode of Bookaboo (that I was watching with Little when I started this post about 4 hours ago) is entirely too British for me. But it has Warwick Davis in it.

Full of really amazingly handsome men with perfect teeth as all Brits (well, except the Girl Ones) are?

Sades
2015-03-15, 06:54 PM
I wouldn't know about that, but they used the words "mog" and "dustbin". Much too British for me. I had to drink a tablespoon of maple syrup and apologise to someone afterwards.

There was a sale on pie at work so Hound brought some home yesterday. I shared a slice with the small one. Now all I've heard all morning is "PIE!".

Denyer
2015-03-15, 07:18 PM
She's only slightly out -- http://www.vox.com/2015/3/13/8205807/pi-day

Sades
2015-03-15, 07:29 PM
Ha. The fact that the pie sale was nicely timed is oddly satisfying. Possibly not coincidental, but still oddly satisfying.

electro girl
2015-03-15, 08:18 PM
I passed a maths test yesterday!

Sades
2015-03-15, 11:42 PM
Yay! :up:

I was so tired this afternoon that after I put the small one down for her nap I made a little nest out of pillows, switched on the TV and took a nap on the floor. But I had to fight to get that nap because I actually wanted to watch the stuff I'd put on the TV. I woke up because I was cold.

Toddler still sleeping. Don't know how long that will last... Think I'm going back to nest, will improve with blanket. kthnxbai.

Sades
2015-03-17, 12:29 AM
... I'm awake!


*kills time*

Hound
2015-03-17, 03:50 AM
That is odd...

Sades
2015-03-17, 05:18 AM
Nuh uh, work has wi-fi. And I had my 3DS. And I'd finished my sandwich.

Is the 17th just an excuse to drink mid-week (for awhile anyway) everywhere, or is it just here? (meh, Looked at Wikipedia.) So glad I have no reason to leave the house tomorrow. Other than the gym. But that won't be anywhere near drinky-drink hours.

Small one's gong to love today's Google doodle.

Skyquake87
2015-03-17, 09:32 AM
I love that Googe doodle! Really made me laugh :)

Yes, March the 17th is a chance to put on a silly Guiness/ shamrock based hat and pretend you're Irish for the day.

Quite what that has to do with St Patrick doing all that business with snakes and a giant, I've no idea. Unless he was drinking Guiness and wearing a silly hat at the time.

Sades
2015-03-17, 06:05 PM
I thought it was super cute, until the small one wanted me to stay on Google because she was watching it. Then it got old really quick. :lol:

From Wikipedia:

the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption

Maybe he was, you never know...

inflatable dalek
2015-03-17, 08:53 PM
Speaking of Warwick Davis, some of you may remember that last year two friends of mine named their baby after everyone's favourite Throttlebot Chase, basically giving me a big red flag to make lots of highly amusing jokes that they didn't really get.

Now they've called their new sexcrement "Willow". Giving me all the excuse I need to make '80's movie and/or mildly inappropriate Buffy gags. It's nothing short of entrapment!

So for the love of God people, think before naming your children, "Will Dalek mock my sprog's name to my face?"

Sades
2015-03-18, 01:15 AM
Watching Power Rangers because the little is now addicted to it.

Billy looks like a giant ****ing toddler in those blue overalls.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-18, 03:44 AM
So I was Walking my dog yesterday and found a 100$ Bill:clap:

inflatable dalek
2015-03-18, 04:06 AM
By amazing coincidence, I dropped a $100 bill when out walking my gibbon nearby to where you live. If you'd post it to me, I'll be grateful (I would collect, but I've been called away on urgent business).

electro girl
2015-03-18, 12:02 PM
Watching Power Rangers because the little is now addicted to it.

Billy looks like a giant ****ing toddler in those blue overalls.

I went on a Power Rangers spending spree a few months ago so now I have Loads of red rangers.

Also Billy was the best ranger.

Hound
2015-03-18, 03:12 PM
TBH I really hope that this first show gets a whole lot better soon. Every character is just so godawfully stereotypical all the effing time.

Skyquake87
2015-03-18, 03:24 PM
Have any of you seen the hilarious adult film version of Power Rangers? It might still be up on Youtube. I quite liked it - but then I have zero attachment to PR.

Sades
2015-03-18, 06:20 PM
Nooo, will have to check out at some point.

Alpha, Rita's escaped! WE NEED A BUNCH OF DORKY TEENAGERS! Just pick ones that are conveniently dressed in Zord colours to avoid confusion.

Though they were probably the "height of coolness" back in the 90's.

Well, at least it isn't Frozen. Though tbh I think I'd rather be watching that.

Ahahahahaha, Billy and Kimberly just switched brains or some shit. Noooooooo.

Dead Man Wade
2015-03-18, 07:16 PM
Though they were probably the "height of coolness" back in the 90's.

No, they really weren't. I remember thinking they were all doofy as hell, even then. I was mostly there for the giant robots.

Skyquake87
2015-03-18, 07:20 PM
I think I was just too old for it to get past how disjointed and cobbled together it all was : 'Saved By The Bell' interspersed with some randomness from a Japanese Super Sentai show and some villains looked like He-Man cast offs. It just looked like a cynical toy-exec mandated line designed to cover all bases.

Some of the odd later episodes I've seen are much better, but y'know, still not that bothered.

Knightdramon
2015-03-18, 08:04 PM
Power Rangers was like the BIG hit when it first came out.

Which is ironic because Sentai had been going on for around a decade [maybe longer] by that point in Japan.

First few series are so stereotypical it hurts.

Billy the science geek, Tommy and Jason which are of course the muscle and karate buffs that get to be the leaders, the South Korean girl who is into spiritual martial arts/whatever, the black guy who is into rhythmic music/whatever crap, and the "love interest" who is just the typical goody goody girl with a passion for gymnastics.

It got really good on Power Rangers in Space, and then I liked Lost Galaxy [best ensemble cast] and Time Force.

Beyond that I never bothered to look for anything else.

Hound
2015-03-18, 10:24 PM
It so is "Saved By The Bell" shoehorned into a Super Sentai show. That's the thing. When it gets to the Sentai footage that's when it gets worth watching.

The Super Sentai franchise started in 1975 so it had been almost 20 years by the time Saban got their hands on it.

I quite like the parts where bright colored ninjas are fighting monsters in giant mecha. I'm hoping that somewhere along the line the parts where it's American people being teenagers gets less crap.

electro girl
2015-03-18, 10:35 PM
It got really good on Power Rangers in Space, and then I liked Lost Galaxy [best ensemble cast] and Time Force.

Beyond that I never bothered to look for anything else.

Power Rangers in Space was the best series. The theme song is my ringtone.

As soon as Galaxy hit Struggled I to remain interested. Not because it was bad but because it didn't progress from in Space like other series did before it.

Sades
2015-03-18, 10:59 PM
worth watching

You and I have very, very different definitions of this at times, my love.

Weeeeelll, mostly. I'm only teasing, I remember watching this show when I was younger (though to be fair it was mainly because it was on, because younger siblings and not entirely by choice) but I didn't really retain much of a liking or anything for it. It was just sort of there, y'know. That's kind of how it is now. It's there. I can't get away now, thanks (jerkface :p).

Brendocon 2.0
2015-03-19, 09:47 AM
Brain immediately went to these...

http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=352
http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=353

I have nothing more to contribute. As you were.

Sades
2015-03-19, 06:12 PM
Sounds about right.

Had a rare day off together yesterday. We slept in as much as a toddler will allow, did our taxes, then we went to the gym. It was a satisfying day, yet seems depressingly grown-up from this angle. :p

I am supposedly doing the dishes while listening to my book, but am actually standing in the kitchen typing this post out and small one is watching Doodlebops.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-20, 12:57 AM
By amazing coincidence, I dropped a $100 bill when out walking my gibbon nearby to where you live. If you'd post it to me, I'll be grateful (I would collect, but I've been called away on urgent business).

You were in Michigan otherwise I dont think you dropped it :|

inflatable dalek
2015-03-20, 01:15 AM
Well obviously I was in Michigan. That goes without saying.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-20, 01:23 AM
Just Making sure but I this bill seems like it was blown in the wind to my dads street and has been on unowned for a while

Sades
2015-03-20, 03:29 AM
Yeah.... um, that was all kinda sad, though probably not in the manner it was intended. :|

I went and did a test I do from time to time to see what it classes me as, because I like tests. And I like to do them over and over, to see how the results change. It's hard not to see the repeat questions, so I just try to take them as literally as possible instead of just going "Oh, I answered this question this way last time, so I'll do it again..." as (the way I see it anyway) the answer can change depending on wording. Whether or not that's the "right" approach, I don't know.

Usually with this one I come out as right on the borderline of two different types (ENTP/INTP), but this time I came out as INTJ- which is usually what Hound gets (IIRC). I thought that was amusing.

That means this is mine now. -> :eyebrow:


INTJ

Introvert(44%) Intuitive(38%) Thinking(38%) Judging(11%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

Notabot
2015-03-20, 05:31 AM
We spent two entire class periods in seminary taking one of those tests. On day three when we got our results, the shrink said, "Look on the grid to see what your results say, and if it doesn't match you, look around the grid for the one that does." I raised my hand and asked why we had wasted two days taking a test if we were just going to pick the one that we thought sounded like us. He said, "The test is a tool." One of my classmates blurted out "You're a tool!"

True story.

Sades
2015-03-20, 05:12 PM
That also sounds about right.

Man I hope I'm not on with the new guy today. He's alright for a kid, but I don't feel like picking up his slack.

I like my work. I love being busy, it makes the time go by quickly. My only complaint is that they can't seem to hire competent evening people, and when they do manage to find someone decent they leave. I'm getting tired of working with new people because there's never enough time for me to be training them, I'm horrible at training people anyway and they're never as fast as they need to be, so I end up doing the work of two people while I give them some easy task to complete.

I was a new person once and I try to keep that in mind but new dood after new dood wears you down after awhile.

In short, I DON'T WANT TO ADULT TODAY.

Notabot
2015-03-20, 09:04 PM
Man I hope I'm not on with the new guy today. He's alright for a kid, but I don't feel like picking up his slack.


:lol:
Thought you were talking about your toddler for a second and thought, "I've been there.".

Warcry
2015-03-20, 10:40 PM
In short, I DON'T WANT TO ADULT TODAY.
When the hell did we become adults, anyway? I miss being young and irresponsible.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-21, 05:29 AM
I still live with my mother and have enough time in the day to read the comments on porn videos and mock the names of babies to their baby faces (obviously I don't do those two things at the same time) and can even afford to drop $100 in Michigan (though I'm looking forward to that being posted back).

I get to live the carefree bachelor manchild lifestyle every single day, look upon my work ye married and mortgaged fools and despair.



























































I'm so alone.

Sades
2015-03-21, 06:44 AM
I had to adult today. :( So now I rum. And perhaps we will Game of Thrones later. Dunno.

Pepper is really ****ing expensive. Why is pepper so ****ing expensive?

I haven't been working out/eating better long but I can already feel the difference after a day of running my ass off. I don't feel like a giant sack of shit tonight! \o/

I do feel pretty drunk though. It has been over an hour since I started this post and Hound's been talking to me pretty much this entire time, and I've been drinking this entire time. Hound is making fun of meeeeee. Because I'm louuuuuud.


:lol:
Thought you were talking about your toddler for a second and thought, "I've been there.".

:lol: Oh, we have those days. For sure.

When the hell did we become adults, anyway? I miss being young and irresponsible.

I had a reply, but I'm drunk now. :|

We're not watching game of thrones, darnit.

Oh god, I'm left to my own devices. Hound's gone to bed. HELP, I'M UNSUPERVISED.

AND SO DRUNK. Dammit.

To youtube!

Hound said I'm probably going to delete this tomorrow. He's... probably wrong. I don't remember the last time I deleted a drunk post. Of course, I am drunk. But I generally prefer to leave them as a reminder to not get completely shitfaced. But it didn't help this time... but I didn't mean to get shitfaced this time... Arrgh.

Sigh. Youtube! AWAY, DRUNK PERSON. STAHP. POSTING. STAHP. TYPING.

Rawr. Balls. I'm not going to stop.

YOUTUBE.

Yeah, okay. Water. Why don't I forget my passwords at times like this?

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-21, 02:21 PM
What Part of Michigan were you in Dalek?

Denyer
2015-03-21, 03:21 PM
Is there an award for services rendered to deadpan? There should be.

inflatable dalek
2015-03-21, 05:01 PM
The part of Michigan where you are of course.

Sades
2015-03-21, 05:16 PM
Yeah. Well.

Youtube was really ****ing funny, though. :up:

go to the gym, or lie on the couch? That's a toughie.

edit2: So I really couldn't figure how I got so drunk so quickly the other night since I just mixed a little bit more rum into my (first >.>) drink than I normally would have. So, Google. Apparently, according to the internets anyway... diet soda can make you drunk faster.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/diet-soda-mixers-drunk-faster-study-article-1.1259017 (first article on the googles)

This sounds plausible, I was drinking diet soda. Also, it didn't click at the time but the last thing I'd put in my tummy was a protein shake about three hours before I had what was intended as a nice relaxing after work drinky-drink.

So yes. In short, I'm a bit of a dumbass. :p Shocker. But mystery (for me) solved (or, well, as close to as I'm going to get). Hooray.

... As you were!

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-22, 04:37 AM
The part of Michigan where you are of course.

You Are just trying to get a free 100$ I have never told anyone on this site where In Michigan I am so you dont even know do you

Sades
2015-03-22, 04:39 AM
He's just being a dick, dude. He's trying to be funny.

Baxter
2015-03-22, 05:06 AM
Plus I took the $100 already and spent it on tacos.

Skyquake87
2015-03-22, 07:43 AM
He's just being a dick, dude. He's trying to be funny.


...I found it funny...


:(

Sades
2015-03-22, 08:06 AM
...I found it funny...


:(

There was a point where it stopped being amusing and became a bit uncomfortable to watch.

Hound's asleep. I'm still up. He's left Power Rangers on, and god help me but I'm starting to enjoy the lameness of the suit fighting.

Dat blurb tho...

"To face Rita Repulsa's newest monster, Zack must overcome his fear of spiders."

Really?

"Hip-hop kido". **** me.

Skyquake87
2015-03-22, 08:09 AM
They's be som big scary ass spiders in tha ghetto, yo'

fo' sure.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-23, 02:29 AM
I was not amused

Sades
2015-03-23, 05:33 PM
Still in bed, as the wonderful husband that is Hound let me sleep in and I'm seeinghowfarIcanpushitbeforehecomesintowakemeup. :glance:

Really hungry, though. Dammit.

Hound
2015-03-24, 04:37 AM
Never came to wake her up. Because if she sleeps too long and is late for work I can admonish her for staying up too late...

Sades
2015-03-24, 06:58 AM
Like a jerkface...!

And I'm rarely late for work. What I'm late for is catching "the bus that would get me there a half hour early". If I miss that one, I have to take "the bus that will get me there on time usually, but has the possibility of screwing me over if it's even 5 minutes late".

But you already know that so I'm now left wondering what I'm hoping to accomplish by editing this in...? Ah well.

Sades
2015-03-26, 07:33 AM
Is this still a thing, or am I going to be the only person posting in it...? 'Cause I'm down with that. I am in. Sign me up for some quadruple posting.

http://distractify.com/pinar/brain-sucking-spawn-or-fashion/

I would totally buy this shit if it wasn't like $120 bucks. That's waaaaay more than I would pay for an octopus I would never ****ing wear because I don't frequent weird industrial clubs anymore. But I still want it, because it's a HAIR. OCTOPUS.

electro girl
2015-03-26, 09:33 AM
Now I want a hair octopus.

In other news I passed all my tests and sent in all my paperwork so when September rolls around I will start teacher training.

Denyer
2015-03-26, 07:26 PM
Neat hair thing.

All the best with the teacher training. If possible, my advice is to pick a subject that isn't core curriculum and/or the bastards students have to choose.

Skyquake87
2015-03-26, 11:22 PM
...thats just weird.

Of course, being a big baldy slaphead, I'm obviously just jealous.

electro girl
2015-03-27, 12:14 AM
Neat hair thing.

All the best with the teacher training. If possible, my advice is to pick a subject that isn't core curriculum and/or the bastards students have to choose.

I'm going into primary so can't avoid core curriculum.

Dead Man Wade
2015-03-28, 10:03 PM
Sitting here enjoying a few hours to myself, a rarity these days. The wife is at work, the daughter is with Grandma and Grandpa, and I just get to sit and veg and work on reviews I've been ignoring. I love Saturdays.

Additionally, I'm trying to compile a list of every movie I've ever seen, and trying to decide whether or not feature-length comedy specials like Raw count.

Additionally^2, man, what happened to John Turturro? There was a period of time where he was on top, and could do whatever the hell he wanted. Last movie I saw him in was Secret Window, I think?

EDIT: Having been on Percocet for the last month, it took me a while to realize he was in Transformers. So. Yeah.

Watched A Liar's Autobiography, and the closed captioning was pissing me off. We keep the CC on when watching Netflix and the like, because our daughter has a tendency to shriek at random intervals. The captioning on A Liar's Autobiography got something like every third sentence, which is rather irritating. At that point, why even bother? They also have a tendency to put "[inaudible]" randomly in some things, especially anything involving English people, but I can understand what they're saying. Do they have to run these past someone before they finalize, 'cause it seems like maybe someone in the building might know what's going on.

Notabot
2015-03-29, 01:24 AM
Netflix captions are notoriously bad. We were watching Burn Notice (not even with the captions on), and for some reason, on Netflix they've taken out the original white ones that flew in from the side to introduce new characters and replaced them with yellow ones that just appear. That in itself is a bit annoying, but it was super annoying when they were 3.5 minutes behind the rest of the episode for one, and when they swapped captions for two totally different episodes! Awful!

Dead Man Wade
2015-03-29, 02:37 AM
That's horrifying.

Sitting here now watching the Lilo & Stitch sequels. I think it's great that Jumba and Pleakley are so obviously a couple. They're the first, right? As far as Disney? Either way, very progressive.

Watching the Stitch movie, they're teasing David and Nani. This is the third I've seen, and they're still doing this crap? We get it. S*** or get off the pot.

EDIT: Seems like kind of a cop out for Jumba to have been paid to create the experiments. Leaving aside how annoying Hamsterveil is, I liked the idea of Jumba being a somewhat-reformed revolutionary or something. Now, he's just a stooge, who requires no redemption whatsoever. Lame.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-03-29, 06:22 PM
HI

WHAT DID I MISS

Notabot
2015-03-29, 08:50 PM
:)
The joke.

Sades
2015-03-29, 10:38 PM
That's enough.

Yay, home! Time for a nap.

Well, maybe. My brain wants to internet.

Dunno about all time, but I lulzed at 15/30.

http://distractify.com/fun/fails/the-most-awkward-panoramic-fails-of-all-time/

electro girl
2015-03-30, 06:24 AM
Yesterday I went to a skatepark for the first time since I was 15 and did some sweet tricks with the Yorkshire branch of these guys. http://www.chicksinbowls.com/

Slayer-Fan123
2015-03-30, 08:53 PM
I cut a nice chunk off my thumb cleaning bitz for Warhammer 40k. That was a nice thing to happen when I have work the next day haha.

Knightdramon
2015-03-30, 10:11 PM
Had a chat with a colleague and realized that our team will reach full operation capabilities in...September 2015.

Fun times ahead. :up:

February and March were nearly expenses-free when it came to figures---I managed to pay for everything I got from other sales. Nice break from all the madness :lol:

How are the companies able to tell if you have a TV license for your TV or not? Been about a year now with no TV, nobody bothered me---amazon Prime seems a great option for around 7 pounds a month---how will the company know when/if I've bought a TV for it?

Sades
2015-03-30, 10:55 PM
I actually got a sympathy twinge in my thumb reading that. I have sliced my hands up more times than I can remember while playing with knives.

Soooo, here's a long, boring story. Just after I put the kid down for a nap, I realised I was hungry. I've just gotten back from a trip to visit family and since we weren't sure when I was going to be back exactly we didn't do much shopping before I left. We have frozen stuff, some canned stuff and a whole whack of dried stuff, but not much else. I decided on some hash browns and eggs, because **** YEAH, who wouldn't? Got the hash browns, cooked them, no probs. Went into the fridge to get eggs... probs. No eggs. Not much of anything, in fact... though I'd just been in the fridge this morning, it was just to get milk. In, out. This time, it was like I was seeing it all for the very first time. I was drinking in the visual. And what I was seeing was... ****ing sad.

So of course, I had to take a picture and type up a long winded post while I ate my lonely-ass hash browns and contemplated the fact that there were three bottles of pop, two bottles of drinky-drink (that rum bottle still has a tiny bit in it, I swear), milk, lemon juice, condiments (condiments condiments), applesauce, the most certainly expired piece of Salmon that I had forgotten to make for lunch the day I left (ew), a HUGE container of margarine, and half of a pathetic, defeated-looking little cabbage, sort of hiding there on the bottom shelf. It's like the sole vegetable knows it's wounded and outnumbered.

SO. That was fun. For me. What's in your fridge? Gimme Gimme.

Denyer
2015-03-30, 11:11 PM
That reminds me, I have the end of a box of eggs to use up...

The rest of the time, eggs are still available in cheat form:

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=274578582

They're surprisingly edible.

Notabot
2015-03-31, 02:06 AM
Sades, your fridge, while sad, is very clean. That's a good thing.
We just got a new fridge for the first time in 12 years, and it's awesome. Went with a 27 cubic foot side-by-side. Very nice use of space. Everything is laid out so nicely, more shelves, and I don't have to squat to get milk anymore. We also got an icemaker/water giver one. As much as I used to find these annoying and useless, I do find myself drinking more water than I used to, which is a good thing. And having ice on demand is pretty sweet too.

I'm so old, I'm excited about refrigerators. :(

I'm also excited about ordering this (http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1631402102/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) tonight, and that Iron Man 3 finally had a price drop.

Notabot
2015-03-31, 02:12 PM
And we got a new dishwasher today! Friday night we were all down in the basement working on a project, and water starting coming out of the ceiling while the dishwasher ran. A repairman came Monday morning and said it was cheaper to just replace the whole thing since it was about 20 years old. He talked to one of the trustees from the church, who happened to run into one of the elders at the store, who approved the whole thing. Then someone who was scheduled for an installation this morning canceled, so the store called to ask if it was OK to bring ours and install it right away. So less than 24 hours after the old one was pronounced dead, we've got a new one up and running! Supa-cool!

Sades
2015-03-31, 06:00 PM
I got rid of all the leftovers last week before I left, otherwise you'd be looking at a very different fridge. :p

I also look forward at some point to choosing adulty things like appliances. Well, hopefully. I don't want to rent for the rest of my life, but the place we live in is so ****ing expensive I'm half-afraid we'll be renting forever.

The little's favourite word is "Why". I love explaining stuff to her. She doesn't fully understand, but she seems to accept what I say...

It's really, really tempting to pull a Calvin's Dad and start bullshitting.

Sades
2015-04-04, 07:00 PM
I don't have the energy to human today. :p Other humans are just... massively frustrating/draining, sometimes. Except for the humans I live with, of course.

In other words, I withdraw from Humaning today.

(thank goodness I kind of have that option.)

... I hope the little develops a better tolerance for other people than I have. I'm just so tired of other people's shit that I lack the energy to display normal-person emotions today around anyone who isn't family.

edit: "Turn off your pager, Tommy! We can't have your friends beeping you in class!" Hahahahahaha, pager.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-04-04, 08:07 PM
Hi

Dead Man Wade
2015-04-04, 11:14 PM
edit: "Turn off your pager, Tommy! We can't have your friends beeping you in class!" Hahahahahaha, pager.

"Okay, very funny. You bought a beeper from Dennis. Can you take it off, now?"
"Oh, I can't. I'm expecting a very important phone call from 1994." [/30 Rock]

Sades
2015-04-05, 10:18 PM
HAPPY EASTERRRRRR

http://distractify.com/matt-buco/nightmarish-easter-bunnies/

Also, this.

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/incredible-egg-geode

G1Optimusprime9
2015-04-07, 03:56 AM
Thanks Happy Late Easter

Sades
2015-04-08, 06:57 AM
Well, Sludge might be a Brontosaurus fo realz again...

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/back-brontosaurus-dinosaur-just-might-deserve-its-own-genus-species-science-180954892/?no-ist

inflatable dalek
2015-04-10, 05:22 PM
Ha! Justice for Sludge!

Easter was nice despite working, I saw my sister in law for the first time since she got back from defending the Falklands, and it was interesting to hear a first hand account of how over the top and basically pointless our defence of those islands (a civilian population of 5000 plus vs an armed forces population of 4000 plus, they're perilously close to each member of the public having their own squadie to protect them). She's very much of the opinion the whole thing is a complete waste of resources and money (though of course, the one place the RAF don't spend any cash is on accommodation, with everyone living in huts built in 1981 to last four weeks) and everyone there should be given the choice of either becoming Argentinian or being given a sheep farm in the UK.

It was interesting to hear her passion about how she (and from what she was saying, pretty much everyone currently serving there) feels we're too overstretched in actual war zones to make such a heavy concentration on such a small area remotely worth it, especially compared to how the media present Our Boys.

In other, more cheerful news, I'm loving how if I mention a particular word like, for example, bunnies, on Twitter, a dedicated bunny twitter account that obviously has the word on search will automatically start following me without actually bothering to look at all the other non-bunny related tweets I do. Sigmund Freud obviously keeps finding the same tweet where I mentioned him as he follows, unfollows, and then follows me again on a regular basis.

Knightdramon
2015-04-11, 10:40 PM
Sh!t is getting real...

Started an accredited short course to get a measure of how I'd fare doing a degree. Seeing as my recommended reading material consists of several 500+ page books, I think I'll die slowly. And horrifically.

As it's a neat way for more job opportunities later on, I might as well go for it. Nothing wrong with my current job [extremely satisfied through and through], it would not hurt knowing I can go anything from 5-10k a year further in the future.

And happy belated Easter/actual Easter, depending on your religion :wave:

Sades
2015-04-14, 04:12 AM
You know what I hate? I hate it when people can't seem to do anything else but bitch about other people to you.

It's so tiring to sit/stand there there and be forced by social conventions to have to nod numbly/mumble in an agreeable fashion/make sympathetic faces while someone makes "conversation" out of how [person you vaguely know or work with] has done or said something they think is stupid, how this or that other person is not smart for this, how this is a fact, and that is a fact (even though they're actually opinions) and this other person is still stupid for having an opinion I don't agree with. Or something like that.

Generally, anyone who repeatedly talks about anyone/everyone else in a negative fashion as conversation. So ****ing boring and unpleasant.

/bitching about others :p

(I just needed to get that out, 'cause dude. Negativity is bad, m'kay. And no, it's not Hound! :p)

Skyquake87
2015-04-22, 06:27 AM
Heh. There's a lot of that at my place. I just think, well they've done something wrong and you think they're silly. Isn't it better to let that person know so they don't repeat the mistake? And then I remember I work in the only place in the world where in terms of training and development, getting feedback is seen as a negative and actually hinders progession! Hooray! And so it remains a cauldron of seething cattiness and inter-departmental rivalry!

In other news, I sat through Wolf Of Wall Street. Crikey, its a long 'un.

inflatable dalek
2015-04-22, 06:38 AM
And then I remember I work in the only place in the world where in terms of training and development, getting feedback is seen as a negative and actually hinders progession! Hooray! And so it remains a cauldron of seething cattiness and inter-departmental rivalry!

"The only place"? So how long have we been working together then?

In exciting news, my employer today announced the fifth ever biggest annual loss of any British company. Go us!

Skyquake87
2015-04-22, 10:13 AM
...that'll teach you to fiddle the figures by overstating profits based on future revenue! A standard retail wheeze of dubious persuasion - 'cos what happens if you don't sell what you expect? Oh, that's right, you end up in the sh*t.

Not that my place is a paragon of virtue, with its clever tax arrangements.

Our head office is in the Cayman Islands, you know. That huge building a few miles down the road from our site with all the security and where the company directors and whatnot work is just where we keep the paperclips. honest.

electro girl
2015-04-22, 12:51 PM
! And so it remains a cauldron of seething cattiness and inter-departmental rivalry!


I worked in an office only two departments and all my co-workers did was talk shit about the only other people in the building.

In other employment news I've had a job at Home Bargains for about a week now but this morning I got offered a new job in a school so I'll be handing in my box cutter.

Sades
2015-04-22, 05:27 PM
Isn't it better to let that person know so they don't repeat the mistake?

Exactly. I'm constantly wondering why I'm the one hearing about this crap. I don't mind if it's once in awhile. Occasional whining is fine, everyone does that. But it's like every damn time I work with this one person I hear about what everyone else has been doing wrong, and that's almost all they talk about.

I'm probably not the only person hearing about it, though. Also, I'm pretty sure these same people are spouting off about me, probably to the person they were just spouting off about. :p I just wish it would stahhhhp. It's a decent job otherwise.

Knightdramon
2015-04-22, 07:29 PM
The Tesco situation [6 million pounds?] was randomly brought up in a workshop I attended today.

A bit troubling indeed. And I say that for the people working in the company. Didn't we get a preview of this a few months back though?

Regarding workplace and "gossip"...it can be both disturbing and mildly amusing depending on the situation. I find it amusing that the people gossiping/spreading stuff are actually all smiles and pleasantries with the people they gossip about :lol:

Electro girl, congrats on the new job. Have you been contacted by St John since you have graduated, to ask about your progress in the workforce? Some disturbing stories are going around about how Universities grossly tamper with those results [not saying St John does so, what I read was for a uni that thoroughly remained anonymous!].

inflatable dalek
2015-04-22, 07:41 PM
The Tesco situation [6 million pounds?] was randomly brought up in a workshop I attended today.

Six billion.

Though as it turned out we lied about our accounts last year who knows what the truth is.


Regarding workplace and "gossip"...it can be both disturbing and mildly amusing depending on the situation. I find it amusing that the people gossiping/spreading stuff are actually all smiles and pleasantries with the people they gossip about :lol:


Well yeah, the people who bitch to you bitch about you as well. I'm always amused when people moan about me to people who like me more than them and then not expect them to come tell me whilst pissing themselves laughing at my expense (*Slow hand clap* "You are loved").

Tantrum
2015-04-23, 01:35 AM
Our head office is in the Cayman Islands, you know. That huge building a few miles down the road from our site with all the security and where the company directors and whatnot work is just where we keep the paperclips. honest.
I wonder how that tax dodge went over the first time someone figured out it was possible.

CEO: Gentlemen, I've discovered that we can obtain a significant tax savings if we relocate our headquarters to a tropical island.
Board Members: Excellent! We'll start packing right away. We'll have meetings on the beach!
CEO: No, no. We'll be staying here with the lousy winters with several feet of snow. Only our money will be staying someplace nice.

Sades
2015-04-23, 06:18 AM
Bought my kid an outfit for convention season. Crap quality picture, but she was just the cutest ****ing thing this evening. Had to share.

Apologies in advance, people who might be sick of anything involving my kid/kids in general.

http://tfarchive.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=10727&stc=1&d=1429769830

inflatable dalek
2015-04-23, 06:25 AM
So is it because of my ongoing computer problems that I can't see anything or is it a really, really terrible picture?

Sades
2015-04-23, 06:29 AM
Oh, hmm. well.

I deleted the attachment and had a mini heart attack when I could still see the image... It makes me feel better that you can't see it, because that means it's probably just cached or whatever the **** the term is. Well, hopefully.

[*yoink*]

inflatable dalek
2015-04-23, 06:40 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

I'm sorely tempted to go to an event in London Michael J. Fox is at (I'll admit it's morbid, but there's a sense of "It's probably the only chance I'll ever have to meet him") that lots of Power Rangers are at, including the green one.

If I go I'm going to get pictures with all the Rangers just to make Hound cry jealous tears.

Mind, the photo shot (that's basically all he's doing, no autographs understandably) options with Michael J. Fox are all Back to the Future based and don't include a single Teen Wolf one. Now that's a bit rubbish.

Sades
2015-04-23, 11:54 PM
You could always go dressed as Teen Wolf.

Inaction Master
2015-04-24, 09:37 AM
Or introduce yourself as Dr. Benjamin Stone.

inflatable dalek
2015-04-24, 01:47 PM
You could always go dressed as Teen Wolf.

I'd probably scare the hell out of him. It's a little known and cruelly ironic in this case fact that memories of the existence of Teen Wolf are always the first thing to go with Parkinson's.

Speaking of bad taste, I caught some of channel 5's Robin Williams autopsy show before work the other night. In which they had a Robin Williams impersonator re-enacting his suicide.

I don't think they teach you that at lookalike school. He played it like Mork.

Sades
2015-04-25, 08:42 AM
This (http://i.imgur.com/58N2S.gif) is usually the first thing that pops into my head whenever Michael J Fox is mentioned. Pretty sure I'd going to Hell if I thought there was one.

Skyquake87
2015-04-25, 08:33 PM
I've been to the pub!

I had beer. it was great :)

inflatable dalek
2015-04-25, 09:56 PM
If I posted every time I'd had a beer...

I'd have this exact same number of posts.

Sades
2015-04-25, 10:00 PM
Ahhh, that sounds nice. I need to find people that like to do that sort of thing, because I'd like to do that sort of thing with people once in a bit.

edit: If I posted every time I drank.... wait, ****. That already happens. Nevermind. :|

inflatable dalek
2015-04-25, 10:56 PM
Everyone get drunk.


And naked.

Sades
2015-04-25, 11:36 PM
It's like you forgot where you were, if this wasn't the internet. (http://i.imgur.com/W36jdsG.gif)

inflatable dalek
2015-04-26, 12:10 AM
You know when you just sort of let something pass you by when it's happening but become more and more annoyed about it when you think about it afterwards? I had that happen to me earlier.

I went to see the Avengers in Birmingham, and as the train back stopped at the Hawthorne's on a (apparently important) match day it quickly became full of super, super, super drunk West Bromwich Albion fans.

I'm not personally bothered by public swearing. I'm not a father (or in a position of responsibility over children), so it did take a few hours thinking for it to sink in how horrible these football (or "Soccer" for our foreign readers) were.

BITCH

****

BASTARD

WHORE

Were just some of the more friendly word's being bandied about on a train that did have small kids on it as well.

Plus casual sexual harassment of any woman in sight (and my mother was absolutely awesome in that, responding to the old scary drunken man who seemed in charge and his "HAVE A BAILEY'S... WHAT'S YOUR NAME? WOULD YOU LIKE A CIDER INSTEAD? MY BAG IS FULL OF ALL ALCOHOL!" advances with an entire series of elaborate fictions about herself he completely believed. I just buried my head into my Kindle on the grounds it was either that or punch him) and just far too much singing about how Scousers are "****S" for fans of a team that only drew.

God knows what their celebration (or indeed opinion of scousers, did they actually play Liverpool today or was that random hatred?) would have been like if they'd won.

Denyer
2015-04-26, 06:00 PM
It's a shite situation for train staff as well, who aren't paid enough to get into violent confrontations with punters.

IMNSHO clubs should be obliged to pay for police presence on heavily travelled routes as well as city centres around grounds.

Denyer
2015-04-26, 07:16 PM
Hope those aren't the final backgrounds but good news Mike Batt's involved.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/wombles-make-tv-comeback-channel-2233231

http://i.imgur.com/2tIDPWx.jpg

Sades
2015-04-26, 10:11 PM
You know when you just sort of let something pass you by when it's happening but become more and more annoyed about it when you think about it afterwards?

Why yes, yes I do.

Clay
2015-04-26, 11:30 PM
I've been walking a lot more lately. So much so that I'm starting to get some definition in my calves. Not like definition in a muscular person's legs or anything, but you know, more than it was.

Warcry
2015-04-27, 02:25 AM
I'm not personally bothered by public swearing. I'm not a father (or in a position of responsibility over children), so it did take a few hours thinking for it to sink in how horrible these football (or "Soccer" for our foreign readers) were.
The crowds at sporting events around here have gotten way cruder and more prone to drunken douchebaggery lately. It used to be that they were pretty tame and kid-friendly, but there's no way I'd even think of taking a kid there now. :(

I blame all those in the generation younger than me!

I've been walking a lot more lately. So much so that I'm starting to get some definition in my calves. Not like definition in a muscular person's legs or anything, but you know, more than it was.
Same here! I've also been trying to eat better and get in some other exercise as well. I'm still not doing quite as much as I'd like, but I'm already feeling a lot more energetic and I've started to lose some weight.

Hound
2015-04-27, 04:33 AM
The crowds at sporting events around here have gotten way cruder and more prone to drunken douchebaggery lately.Yay! The Jets are in the playoffs!

Warcry
2015-04-27, 04:41 AM
Not anymore. :(

But no, pretty much since the team came back, the crowds have gotten progressively worse. Every game I go to, there's fewer and fewer normal people and more and more heavily-drinking dudebros.

inflatable dalek
2015-04-27, 06:59 AM
It's odd really, I've been in very drunken groups with lots of different fandoms, and whilst we may get a bit annoyingly loud at times football fans (though I suppose this extends to general "Big" sport fans, it's just only fotty has that pull on a regular basis here. I guess it was hockey for Mr. Warcry eh?) who I have ever seen act like that.

The only thing parents would have to cover their children's ears for when surrounded by Doctor Who fans is so as to avoid a conversation of UNIT dating.

electro girl
2015-04-27, 09:26 AM
I went to magic weekend in Manchester once (loads of rugby league matches in succession) for a stag do and the tram to the stadium was packed with drunk and loud Hull FC fans. Very irritating.

In other news I lost a fight with a roller skate wheel so now I have a black eye, a gash and significantly fewer eyelashes just in time to start my new job .

inflatable dalek
2015-04-27, 07:48 PM
So on Saturday the UK Sci Fi (or whatever they're calling themselves these days) channel showed a broken up version of the Captain's documentary William Shatner made a few years ago (well, I think it was anyway as I doubt he arm wrestled Chris Pine twice. He does seem to have recorded new links for it though) inbetween episodes of each series.

The first Shatner focused one was bizarre, maybe because the original documentary just had him chatting with each captain rather than giving him his own section resulting in some out of context clips. But whilst Scott Bakula sensibly talked to him about getting the phone call from Gene Roddenberry, Kate Mulgrew clearly wanted a shag.

This resulted in him going on about his "Erotic energy" and her practically flipping herself off as she asked about all the chicks he banged in the '60's. It made me feel quite ill.

Plus, she has an annoying habit of saying "Vis a vie" a lot, as if she thinks throwing a foreign phrase in makes her seem intelligent but she only knows the one.

Denyer
2015-04-27, 08:06 PM
Certainly seems more... er, alive than Shatner in this --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO_LNEq9nDc

Love this; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32452250

The reason that some people have back pain is because they're... less evolved.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-04-29, 02:20 AM
can I atleast get some credit for being the original creator of this thread you basicly took it from me :( Im sorry for my rude comment

Denyer
2015-04-29, 06:13 PM
I should point out that that was me, not Sades. I should've made it clearer what I was doing, but I think it was interpreted in the sense it was meant -- I think having a general chat thread is a good idea, and would rather discussion didn't go in a way that gets things locked and deleted, because there are other people having conversations in it.

It wasn't just you. Dalek was making a joke which I'm going to assume wasn't intended to just be mean but didn't come across as friendly. Most of the people here are a lot older than your profile suggests you are, and more to the point have been talking to each other like that for years. I'd be the first to suggest that it's daft for him to be having a go at anyone else's spelling, because his is far from perfect.

I don't have any problem with putting the starting post back, although again would make the point that people don't really "own" threads because there are other people posting in them, and what we're trying to do as staff is create a place they're able to talk without being disturbed too much by arguments or spam.

edit:

And I should also apologise to Sades for basically coming back to find something I was about to reply to locked, and dealing with it by removing the argument rather than starting a new thread. (Although do genuinely prefer this approach, and think it's a bit less hassle for anyone posting. I'm generally less inclined to delete/lock things than most staff of most forums I'm a member of, unless discussion's gone completely off the rails.)

Skyquake87
2015-04-29, 07:45 PM
I has done voting!

And had chili with a baked potato. And am now listening to Rick Astley!

Denyer
2015-04-29, 07:51 PM
I has done voting!

Threw me for a loop there... I thought I'd lost track and the polling day was tomorrow, based on the "Channel 4's Alternative Election Night Thursday 9pm" ad that's in Private Eye at the moment...

But of course that's not on general sale until the 1st.

Skyquake87
2015-04-29, 08:02 PM
...I do postal voting due to my silly work hours. Saw the alternative election night ad in Private Eye too - looks like it'll be interesting, if only to see Paxman mixing it up with David Mitchell.

Charlie Brooker's doing an Election Wipe, but I'm guessing that'll come later.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-04-30, 03:12 AM
I should point out that that was me, not Sades. I should've made it clearer what I was doing, but I think it was interpreted in the sense it was meant -- I think having a general chat thread is a good idea, and would rather discussion didn't go in a way that gets things locked and deleted, because there are other people having conversations in it.

It wasn't just you. Dalek was making a joke which I'm going to assume wasn't intended to just be mean but didn't come across as friendly. Most of the people here are a lot older than your profile suggests you are, and more to the point have been talking to each other like that for years. I'd be the first to suggest that it's daft for him to be having a go at anyone else's spelling, because his is far from perfect.

I don't have any problem with putting the starting post back, although again would make the point that people don't really "own" threads because there are other people posting in them, and what we're trying to do as staff is create a place they're able to talk without being disturbed too much by arguments or spam.

edit:

And I should also apologise to Sades for basically coming back to find something I was about to reply to locked, and dealing with it by removing the argument rather than starting a new thread. (Although do genuinely prefer this approach, and think it's a bit less hassle for anyone posting. I'm generally less inclined to delete/lock things than most staff of most forums I'm a member of, unless discussion's gone completely off the rails.)

I probally am younger I AM 14 but sorry I did not intend to be a jerk I just tried to be funny and It ended up being mean so I did not mean harm :cheers:

Thanks for putting the top post back

Sades
2015-04-30, 06:19 AM
I legit need a job where I do not have to deal with humans. Both coworkers and customers.

Maybe occasional contact with people, so I don't go too batty. As long as that human contact isn't with someone that sucks.

inflatable dalek
2015-04-30, 06:27 AM
Far more my bad than yours G1Op, so don't worry about it going forward.

Let's all guess who Skyquake (postal presumably?) voted for!

I think he's going to be a former Lib Demer turned Greeney.

Sades
2015-04-30, 06:38 AM
Don't know, but according to an online test I did (I like tests) I'm something like 95% Liberal Democrat. That kinda-sorta sounds a lot like the way I normally vote here, so I hope that's not something shitty. I didn't just admit to being Hitler, did I?

Never mind, I googled it. Internet FTW.

inflatable dalek
2015-04-30, 06:53 AM
Basically a Lib Dem seems nice but will wank anyone off in exchange for power.

And by power I mean "A fancy job title with no actual power".

Sades
2015-04-30, 06:58 AM
Well, as long as I'm well-paid. Dry-cleaners cost money.

inflatable dalek
2015-04-30, 07:01 AM
Well, as long as I'm well-paid. Dry-cleaners cost money.

You get power!

Or the appearance of it.

But no self respect.

Seriously, Nick Clegg now has a hugely muscular right arm.

Skyquake87
2015-04-30, 08:45 AM
This Newszoids skit accurately sums up the Lib Dems time in our coalition:

https://youtu.be/DtW0b2dBY2g

Their mistake was to be spread across all departments whilst in coalition with the Tories, meaning they had no real control over policy decisions. Whereas, if they had insisted on controlling cetain departments, they might have been able to do something whilst in government, rather than propping up the Tories.

And yes Dalek, I am a former Lib Dem whose turned Green, but that happened some years ago now. I do have my misgivings about the Greens - and Natalie Bennett hasn't really decorated herself in glory during the campaigning, but I do feel we need to be doing more to look after the planet as well as its people.

Labour have been disappointing since Blair. Under Blair and Brown they put into place a lot of instruments that we're paying dearly for - PFI for one - and have put us all in this hilarious mess we're in. Never been much of a Tory man - I don't own a number of businesses, have a life of priviledge or an amusing amount of wealth I want to protect through clever tax arrangements, so they're not for me. UKIP are just a more right wing version of the Tories and this 'peoples party' nonsense they've got going on is a sham and I hope to God they don't get anywhere near Parliament, let alone Number 10. And the Lib Dems are just f**ked now. They never should have got rid of Charles Kennedy (drink problem notwithstanding). Sigh.

Denyer
2015-04-30, 07:27 PM
if they had insisted on controlling cetain departments, they might have been able to do something whilst in government, rather than propping up the Tories.

Yeah, total lack of identity except as ineffectual or compromised. And yeah, Kennedy or Ashdown were actual leaders.

IMO it's currently a choice between evil, incompetence or traitors (which major party fits into which box or boxes being personal taste) and of a very poor selection Cameron is unfortunately the most vaguely credible party chief puppet.

I'd rather the collapse of public services not be intentional and at the bidding of Conservative financial backers and lobbyists, so it'll be Labour this time.

G1Optimusprime9
2015-04-30, 07:46 PM
Far more my bad than yours G1Op, so don't worry about it going forward.

Let's all guess who Skyquake (postal presumably?) voted for!

I think he's going to be a former Lib Demer turned Greeney.

All is good. :cheers:

inflatable dalek
2015-04-30, 07:59 PM
Ha, I guessed Skyquake.

Go on, I'll guess the political leanings of any poster.

Americans... you're probably Republican or Democrat.

I'm right aren't I? I'm like Psychic Sally!

Sades
2015-04-30, 10:10 PM
Meh it all.

I don't want to work tomorrow. Actually, work would be just dandy, if I didn't have to put up with coworkers and customers.

I'm very anti-person lately.

edit: (Except for my little family. They're awesome.)

edit2: Srs, toddlers being toddlers make everything better. Well, when they're not being little shits themselves. :p I don't know why they call it terrible twos, I think this is my favourite age. We bought her this little play kitchen for her birthday, and while I was making her supper she was standing in front of her kitchen, putting the little pots on the burner and pretending to stir with a fork... just the cutest ****ing thing ever.

Sades
2015-05-02, 04:57 PM
Who did FCBD? Anyone?

Didn't, wasn't anything I wanted to pick up plus it's gotten so big over the past few years that now there's queuing at our usual comic book shop and literally hundreds of people crowded in. Good for them, but hard to push a stroller through all that. Hound did on his way into work, though, not sure what he's picked up yet...

Denyer
2015-05-02, 05:18 PM
Missed that completely.

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

So sick of event books like Secret Wars. I hope the Panini X-Men reprints skip as much as possible.

Sades
2015-05-02, 06:24 PM
I don't mind them, good opportunity to read stuff I normally wouldn't. Just couldn't be bothered this year though.

Skyquake87
2015-05-02, 08:14 PM
Secret Wars might not be avoidable - its like what Marvel did with Onslaught in the '90s and DC did with 52 - basically blowing up their universe to start it all from scratch.

Can't say as I give two figs.

Missed FCBD due to being at work all day, but, tbh, I've never been overly interested in it. Never seems to be much that I'm interested in. I do like that its become successful enough that Record Shops have latched onto this kind of annual event too.

Denyer
2015-05-02, 09:20 PM
Wasn't Onslaught just temporary Heroes Reborn or Age of Apocalypse type shit? Whereas DC seems to be sticking with its terrible reboot for the time being.

Sades
2015-05-03, 04:42 AM
It's not even 11 PM yet and I've just witnessed a man outside, puking in the rain.

edit: I think it's time to share this again.

http://www.friendlyrobotics.co.uk/robot-unicorn-attack-game.html

"Aaaalways, I want to beeee with you, and make belieeeeve with you, and live in harmony, harmony..."

AIM FOR THE STARS, MUTHA****AS

edit2: Sitting around, drinking my coffee, finding cool shit. http://imgur.com/gallery/MY0wHkl

[gasp] I like Geodes! I have a skull! These rock (haaa).

Sades
2015-05-04, 05:32 AM
I kinda hate it when people take stuff I like and make it lame by liking it a whole lot to the point of giving it its own day.

... I'm pretty sure that means there's something wrong with me. Or that I'm some sort of elitist hipster douche canoe without actually meaning to be. But I will not ever use the phrase "May The 4th Be With You" regardless.

Oops.

Also, wash your beard, Poopyface: http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliegerstein/sorry-your-sexy-beards-are-covered-in-poop-particles#.vbpJXQPAl

inflatable dalek
2015-05-04, 06:56 AM
What sort of scientist looks at a beard and thinks "I wonder how much poo is on that? Not anything else. Just poo. If I find anything else, I'll just ignore it".

My mightily bearded borderline Rasputin looking manager at work had some mockery made of him over that story last story. It did mean I got to tell the anecdote about the time Brian Blessed got a poo on his head whilst halfway up Everest though.

Denyer
2015-05-04, 01:28 PM
Also, people are covered with corrosive substances like oil and sweat which they smear over everything they touch. Got a long way to go before we reach Borg perfection.

Sades
2015-05-04, 06:07 PM
To be fair there's fecal matter everywhere. Purses, under fingernails, in the air being things I remember hearing about the most. So not much to be done about it unless you want to live like Howie Mandel. IMO still fun to bring it up if you know the person you're talking to will take it as a joke.

Skyquake87
2015-05-16, 09:01 PM
So our place had the end of year tax-write off shindig celebrating individual and team achievements over the last year. I've never been to one of these things, so thought I'd go this year and I wish I hadn't bothered. I felt like I was at someone's wedding I didn't know very well. Everyone was absolutely hammered and incredibly lairy. Abandoned at the bar by the three girls I know fairly well at work (all going to the toilet at the same time, natch .. and for bloody ages at that. Probably trying to tell me something...) I was watching all the people around me and thinking, I don't know who any of you are. Or what I'm doing here. So I left. Problem of working for a large company with masses of staff, I suppose, but I felt bloody uncomfortable. So I won't be in a hurry to repeat that experience again.

In other news, me an my girlfriend celebrated our anniversary the other night by eating angel delight* in our pyjamas. It was ace!

*made by real angels. FACT!

Denyer
2015-05-16, 10:22 PM
I'm probably jinxing it, but am hoping people from work have forgotten about suggestions made earlier in year about going bowling. All people I like well enough to have a conversation about pretty much anything, but have no interest in spending an evening with unless it's to do something that's actually fun.

Which, now that I come to think about, is a very short list of things like "watch favourably anticipated film", "go to unusual/hobby event" or possibly "go for meal somewhere that does stuff I haven't tried".

Knightdramon
2015-05-17, 12:20 AM
I suppose I'm the odd man out in this case. I get the feeling people did not do social events before my time at our office, and I was assertive and social enough to "take over" and set up events for us to go and do.

So far it's been a great success and people seem to like them well enough to attend :lol: However, it is small team outings [4-10 people]. We had a departmental Christmas dinner in December that went well and had around 40 people. Maybe it's a matter of luck in my case?

How many people are there in the company you work for Skyquake? For reasons unknown I had the impression that it was a small group, but I get the feeling we're talking 50+?

Sades
2015-05-17, 01:05 AM
At one of my jobs ages ago, the people I worked with (there was maybe 7 of us in our dept) decided that they wanted to go bowling. They asked if I wanted to go, and I said sure.

Well, it turns out that only me and one other guy showed up. IIRC we decided to play a game while we were waiting to see if anyone else showed, and no one did. Wasn't a bad time, me and whatshisface got along okay. It was just super awkward. ****ers were giggling behind their hands the next day, I was never sure if it was some sort of attempted set up or if everyone just decided to be flakes.

Went out to Wal Mart today. Had to pass through one of the "rougher" areas of town to get there. A short man in his late 40's wearing scruffy animal ears and a big, dirty stuffed animal tail got on the bus and managed to get into a brief shouting match with some other passengers on the bus. Technically it was over a seat, but I'm pretty sure those people just wanted to give him a hard time because he was obviously a Furry.

Luckily it fizzled out, and people moved on.

On the way home from the Wal of Marts, some lady got on the bus at one of the transit centres and nervously asked the driver when he was leaving. He said two minutes, she hemmed and hawed, then sat down across from me. She then told me that there was a man with a mask wandering around, and one of the drivers had told her to be careful of him. I asked her where (as I'd just gotten on that bus and had been there for about ten minutes and hadn't seen anything), and she vaguely gestured off around, saying she saw he might have had a weapon. Someone from the back yelled "report him!", she didn't say anything, just looked out the windows... as the bus was getting ready to leave, she got off.

A bus trip through that end of town usually ends up being a bit "colourful". And usually makes me want to pull up stakes and move.

Hound
2015-05-17, 03:33 AM
A half dozen or so of the people I work with sometimes get together for a few beers after work and I try and make it to those meet ups because they are usually good times. I don't get to stay very long because family and all but it's still nice. Then there is the occasional movie getogethers when there's something big in theatres like a Marvel movie or the Hobbit or whatever...