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44 posts. Alias of The Eldritch Mr. Shiny.


10 years and counting...

Aberzombie wrote:
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). Commonly referred to by the nicknames "Warthog" or "Hog", its official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter that was effective at attacking ground targets.

According to accredited military personnel, if one "drives" "the 'hog," then one must "drink it slow." [NSFW]

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Hey look, the forums are super modern and hard to use now! Just what I wanted for Christmas!

Storyteller Shadow wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:


OK, THAT'S a plan SS!

Run with it! :)

Failing to plan is planning to fail!

And don't forget, when you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack.

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Possessions are chains. Only the destitute are truly free.
Thoreau certainly thought so.

Thoreau was a 19th-century hipster.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
I prefer finding local spots. Fast food is poison.

King Mithridates VI of Pontus took a small dose of poison every day during his reign, and eventually made himself immune to poison, to the point where, when he was about to be removed from power, he was unable to commit suicide by poison, and was forced to order his bodyguard to stab him to death.

So, I'm guessing what you're saying is that you should eat a little fast food every day in order to prevent your enemies from using it to kill you. Makes sense.

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Arguing with the GM: Is it ever appropriate?

Only when they're wrong.

Treppa wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Anyone know a good freeware program to learn a foreign language?
I have heard good things about Duolingo.


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Kajehase wrote:
In the 2013 movie World War Z, Peter Capaldi played the character "W.H.O. Doctor."

And That's Terrible.

David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Reroll. We need evil antiheros not innkeepers:P

Plus it's not 3d6 it's 2d6+6



"Hey look, I'm equally above-average at just about everything."

I'm actually pretty OK with my heroic NPC array

He must be from Lake Wobegon. I hear the children there are all above-average.

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Rysky wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
The archer on Daniel Horne's cover for Dragon Magazine 126 (October 1987), is modelled on his wife.

Ooo, cool!

Who'd he model the undead viking on?

His mother-in-law.


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Blockbuster turned down it's chance to acquire NetFlix in order to partner with Enron. (Yes, THAT Enron.)

Oh jeez...

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David M Mallon wrote:

This one's unverified, but too funny not to post:

During the filming of director Michael Bay's 1998 sci-fi disaster film Armageddon, actor Ben Affleck, who had serious reservations about the script from the get-go, asked Bay why NASA would be training deep-core drillers to be astronauts instead of the other way around. Bay's response? "Shut the f$$% up."

From interviews I've seen, Ben Affleck is actually a pretty smart guy. Or, as the citizens of his home city would say, "wicked smaht."

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Id Vicious wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:

Solanum, the virus responsible for creating zombies in author Max Brooks' The Zombie Survival Guide and its accompanying novel World War Z, shares its name with a large and diverse genus of flowering plants including, among others, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and bittersweet.

The family of plants that includes Solanum is that of the Solanaceae, which encompasses many genera, including those of chili and bell peppers, Jimsonweed, mandrake root, deadly nightshade, petunias, tobacco, gooseberries, and tomatillos.

Note: while Jimsonweed can turn you into a living zombie and nightshade can make you actually dead, none of the plants listed can turn you into an undead creature. Better keep half an eye on those potatoes, though. You never can trust the damn things.

Further note: due to the close relation of the genera Solanum and Nicotiana, viable crossbreeding is hypothetically possible.

I've been waiting 7 long years. Where's my free turnip?

Aberzombie wrote:
aeglos wrote:

hi everyone,

back from England, we had fun
the HMS Victory and Windsor Castle where awesome

If I'd known you were going, I'd have let the Queen know. She's fun to have a beer with.

Are you British? I hear they all know her.

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead."

- Aristotle

Sure enough. To educate the uneducated requires years of schooling, but to make a living person dead, all you need is a really sharp screwdriver.

Paladin? I don't know what that is.

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David M Mallon wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
What sounds better as a name for a race: Luminarians or Luminars?

Luminarians seems a bit long, but Luminars doesn't roll off the tongue well.

Lumniari, perhaps?

As long as they're not Illumians, we're fine.

Apologies to anyone who now has to cope with the memory that Illumians were a thing.

I remember them existing (Races of Destiny came out right at the peak of my gaming years), but I don't exactly remember them being a *thing*.

Their name sounds like Illuminati. Coincidence?

David M Mallon wrote:
Just played an open mic at a local tea shop. Some guy came in, ordered his tea, put on a gas mask, and started surfing Facebook on his laptop. Totally normal.

I wonder what he thought he needed protection from? Zee Germans?

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captain yesterday wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Ed, Pointless Argument Admissions Clerk wrote: I gotta start a pregnant Paladin thread...
... I am clearly missing some context here...

I've seen a few threads lately about adventuring pregnant.

I generally avoid topics like those so I can't tell you how contentious they got or what was said.

The real question is, is getting a paladin pregnant an Evil Act?

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
The Status Crow wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
I know that 'auk' comes from Icelandic álka, but it still sounds like a word I would have awkwardly made up as a child as a name for some imaginary species.
Careful, before the international pun registry catches you!

If they catch me, they'll punish me.

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
I know that 'auk' comes from Icelandic álka, but it still sounds like a word I would have awkwardly made up as a child as a name for some imaginary species.


It's quite possible that the word "dumbass" originates from 2 Peter 2:16 in the King James Bible (1612):

"[B]ut was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet."

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Cliff Clavin wrote:
Prior to his Hollywood career, actor/director Woody Allen served in the Pacific during WWII, where he amassed the largest number of single-handed Japanese fatalities -- using only a knife.

Thomas Jefferson invented a working lunar lander. However, given that rocket technology was not significantly advanced enough at the time to propel the lunar module out of Earth's gravity well, the lander sat in Jefferson's garage collecting dust next to his fleet of Bentleys.

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Dr. Strangegnome wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Wonder how long I can keep up this update rate.
"I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."

There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

The real question is, does it matter?

Does any of this... matter?

What is the meaning of existence?

In before the inevitable lock. Just saying.

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Just mined WPZO to make my Facebook feed the hippest, coolest FB feed in my local commie club.

Hipsters of the world, unite!

Ugh, unity is so overrated. Everyone's doing the unity thing these days.

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Nope nope nope nope.

Id Vicious wrote:

I'm saying something controversial. Later, someone with an opposing viewpoint will call me a douchebag. I will then call him a douchebag, and we will have a troll party. The trolls will all have party hats.

A week later, when everyone's family has been insulted, a moderator will kill the trolls with fire.

But...trolls are unstoppable...

Wait...I think I see one over there!


- V.


Hurr durr.




Urizen wrote:
Yet you have extra Orcuses and I don't see you being as giving.

Orci. The plural of Orcus is Orci. This has been discussed.

You know what this thread doesn't need right now? A bunch of f@#~ing Smurfs.

Urizen wrote:
...and Shiny delivered on his threats/promises. :p


Jeremy Mcgillan wrote:
The last thing I need is the Rand Paulers jumping down my throat.

Honestly, I think Rand Paul has some good ideas. Unfortunately, 95% of his supporters are full of s~%+.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Crimson Jester wrote:
Moff Rimmer wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
The civil rights thread. I just don't need to get into that discussion. I should be all set with that natural 20.
I predict a catastrophic failure by the end of the week.
I don't know. Arizona stills seems to be going on...
Yes well the trolls keep feeding each other. its a powder keg waiting to go off.

I've been looking for a way to sabotage that thread for a while now. Right now, though, it just seems to keep on keepin' on.

Who wants pancakes?

Quiero unos panqueques.