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Fake Healer wrote:
I know that alot of Monty Python fans are here and all that, but....If I ever see another beautiful Christopher West map defaced with a holy grail for some assinine promotion I will need to find a way to Paizo headquarters and whup the snot out of whoever's idea it was to put that in there. Friggin' morons

It was my idea. Chris West loved the idea too. I think he did a brilliant job helping us out with an important promotion that can only benefit Paizo Publishing as a whole.

As always, though, the opinions of our fans and customers are important to us and I've taken yours to heart. Well, I've taken your displeasure with the location of that particular grail to heart--I haven't taken the threats on my person to heart. :-)

-Josh

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Joshua J. Frost wrote:

It was my idea. Chris West loved the idea too. I think he did a brilliant job helping us out with an important promotion that can only benefit Paizo Publishing as a whole.

As always, though, the opinions of our fans and customers are important to us and I've taken yours to heart. Well, I've taken your displeasure with the location of that particular grail to heart--I haven't taken the threats on my person to heart. :-)

-Josh

Threats on your person? Oh, you misunderstood, I just wanted to help clear the sinuses of the offending personage.

Please don't do that type of stuff with maps and such, alot of us blow these things up to use as battlemaps or posters and to throw a cartoon image on them detracts from the in-game immersion, not to mention that it defaces an otherwise glorious piece of art. I don't think that the advertiser wants angry people viewing their product as the source of their anger.

FH


Fake Healer wrote:
I don't think that the advertiser wants angry people viewing their product as the source of their anger.

Fair enough. To be clear, this is not the first time Chris West has placed an easter egg in one of his maps. This is just the first time someone noticed and posted about it because it was tied to a specific promotion.

Your concerns are noted and I thank you for voicing them. :-)

My sinuses are fine, though.

-Josh


I wish that our leaders would get serious about ending the oil dependency of the US. Not reducing it, or keeping it from getting worse, but actually ending it. I believe that we have the wherewithal to do it, if we were to focus our resources and dedicate ourselves to doing it. Research incentives, major tax credits to develop the infrastructure and get people to switch over, development of nuclear and alternative power sources, etc. – it would take a combined effort to completely end the oil dependence, but I believe it could be done.

I honestly don’t understand why we haven’t already gotten serious about this. If we no longer were dependent on oil, just think how many things would improve. The war on terrorism would be a completely different ballgame if oil money isn’t flowing into the middle east. Our environment would be cleaner and we wouldn’t have to worry about global warming nearly as much. The trade deficit would be far smaller, improving the strength of our economy. I just don’t see a downside to this at all.

I wish a politician would have the guts to stand up and declare that within 10 years, no auto in America would burn any oil based product for fuel (ala JFK), and then do what it takes to make it happen. Is that too much to ask?

Scarab Sages

Spellcrafter wrote:
I wish that our leaders would get serious about ending the oil dependency of the US. Not reducing it, or keeping it from getting worse, but actually ending it. I believe that we have the wherewithal to do it, if we were to focus our resources and dedicate ourselves to doing it. Research incentives, major tax credits to develop the infrastructure and get people to switch over, development of nuclear and alternative power sources, etc. – it would take a combined effort to completely end the oil dependence, but I believe it could be done.

I would say that we have plenty of leaders who want to rid of us our oil dependency. And the Federal Government already provides tax incentives with respect to alternative energy sources, as do several state governements. And as far as the development of nuclear power - there are many environmentalists who see that as a dangerous path to go down and would fight it tooth and nail. Personally, I say look at France (for a change) - they get like 70% of there electrical power from nuclear energy.

Spellcrafter wrote:
I honestly don’t understand why we haven’t already gotten serious about this. If we no longer were dependent on oil, just think how many things would improve. The war on terrorism would be a completely different ballgame if oil money isn’t flowing into the middle east. Our environment would be cleaner and we wouldn’t have to worry about global warming nearly as much. The trade deficit would be far smaller, improving the strength of our economy. I just don’t see a downside to this at all.

Once again, there are people who are serious about this. Research into alternative energy sources has been going on for decades - wind, geothermal, hydro-electric, etc. The car companies have been working on Hydrogen fuel cells for several years at least. Its the cost that gets us. These new technologies cost so much at first, that only the very wealthy can afford them. As the use of these technologies spreads, however, the price should drop. Also, some of these technologies, such as wind power, are never very cost effective.

And even if the US ended its dependecy on oil, do you really think the rest of the world would immediately follow? Of course not. China and India, just to name two, are rapdily developing nations who are going to need that oil for a good many years. And then there's Africa as well. Plus, we do have to at least consider the ramifications on those countries who are oil exporters. Like it or not, it is a global economy, and we can't negatively affect another country's economy without risking affecting our own in the same way.

Spellcrafter wrote:

I wish a politician would have the guts to stand up and declare that within 10 years, no auto in America would burn any oil based product for fuel (ala JFK), and then do what it takes to make it happen. Is that too much to ask?

10 years switch from an oil-based economy? It's a nice dream, but without a major techological breakthrough its just that - a dream. Unless of course, you want to force that kind of change through and risk destroying our economy. In my opinion, its best to keep up the pressure, but let the free markets do there thing at a slightly slower pace.

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Aberzombie wrote:
I would say that we have plenty of leaders who want to rid of us our oil dependency.

My only comment would be that with petrol absurdly cheap in the US, they aren't trying that hard.


Aberzombie

I agree that progress is being made, and that our efforts have been ongoing for decades now. I am also aware of the concept of economy of scale and how new technologies penetrate the market. Once we do have a viable (cost effective) alternative I don’t see why other nations wouldn’t be willing to adopt it, but that’s not my point.

My point is that we have yet to exert more than a tiny fraction of our full efforts to end our oil dependency. Maybe 10 years is pie in the sky, but wasn’t a man on the moon in 10 years just the same? Have we lost the ability to dream of accomplishing great things when we work together as a nation?

Scarab Sages

Spellcrafter wrote:

Aberzombie

I agree that progress is being made, and that our efforts have been ongoing for decades now. I am also aware of the concept of economy of scale and how new technologies penetrate the market. Once we do have a viable (cost effective) alternative I don’t see why other nations wouldn’t be willing to adopt it, but that’s not my point.

My point is that we have yet to exert more than a tiny fraction of our full efforts to end our oil dependency. Maybe 10 years is pie in the sky, but wasn’t a man on the moon in 10 years just the same? Have we lost the ability to dream of accomplishing great things when we work together as a nation?

Well, there's the rub - Can we work together as a nation anymore? Back then it seems that most Americans were proud of their country and its accomplishments. We were also united (for the most part) against a common enenmy - the Soviet Union/Communism. Those days are long gone. We can still dream it, but reality keeps intruding its ugly (and rather large) head. Not to mention that putting a man on the moon is probably a cake walk when compared to changing the global economy in such a fundamental way.


Aberzombie wrote:
Well, there's the rub - Can we work together as a nation anymore?

And that is very sad. What does that say about us, that we can't seem to do anything without some monolithic force of opposition to inspire us? Shouldn't the accomplishments and heritage and identity of America be enough to draw us together to make such changes? Worse, it seems that without the presence of some great "evil" to band Americans together, the country has turned on itself; everywhere you look, the media promotes the story of the bitter struggle between the "left" and the "right." Can't Americans just be "Americans?"

Silver Crusade

Reducing US dependence on oil doesn't have to be a global economy shift. Other nations can follow suit or not. But it would benefit the US (and other Western nations) to no longer be reliant upon oil imports.


Saern wrote:
Worse, it seems that without the presence of some great "evil" to band Americans together, the country has turned on itself; everywhere you look, the media promotes the story of the bitter struggle between the "left" and the "right." Can't Americans just be "Americans?"

I think like most things it's a complex case. This problem - and it is a problem - is also the source of your nation's strength.

My (Australian)friend who lives in the US said it amazes him how combative and vocal Americans are in the public arena, on EVERY topic. For every person shouting an opinion there's someone else screaming the opposite at them, and both sides are more than willing to fight for their beliefs. It's like you guys are brought up to think that if you believe something it is your right to shout it to the rooftops and fight to the death, and damn the consequences. The Australian public is positively apathetic compared to the American. Maybe it's our convict history, but we have a very poor record of standing up to authority. Your history on the other hand, though almost as short as ours, is full of revolutions, civil wars, assassinations and power shifts. As I've said before, the USA seems to me to be a nation founded on similar principles to the Chaotic Good alignment, with all of the strengths and weaknesses that come with it.


Saern wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Well, there's the rub - Can we work together as a nation anymore?
And that is very sad. What does that say about us, that we can't seem to do anything without some monolithic force of opposition to inspire us? Shouldn't the accomplishments and heritage and identity of America be enough to draw us together to make such changes? Worse, it seems that without the presence of some great "evil" to band Americans together, the country has turned on itself; everywhere you look, the media promotes the story of the bitter struggle between the "left" and the "right." Can't Americans just be "Americans?"

Have you ever read The Plague by Albert Camus? The (I believe) fictional city of Oran is infected with a plague of baccilus, necessitating that the entire place be quarantined. At first, everyone is just looking to shut themselves out to their neighbors, or condemn the entire town as somehow deserving the "wrath of God". But, eventually, large parts of the populace band together to resist the plague, shattering their former feelings of indifference for each other. It was an allegory urging the occupied France to resist the Nazis, but it presented that idea of "apocalyptic solidarity". Everyone comes together in the face of a mutual doom and when it passes, people are just as indifferent to one another as ever. Just look at September 11th as an example. For a moment, Americans were actually united. But after the crisis was over and we had all sobered up, it was back to normal for the most part.

America doesn't have the luxury of old world pillars. We aren't united by a common heritage. The downside of having a nation so diverse is that it's difficult to get everyone to come together. There is a strength in our ability to dissent openly and loudly about any topic we choose, but the drawback is that it becomes harder to function as something cohesive in ways that other nations possibly can. It's just too difficult to relate to each other unless it's "us" versus "them".

Liberty's Edge

Fake Healer wrote:

I know that alot of Monty Python fans are here and all that, but....If I ever see another beautiful Christopher West map defaced with a holy grail for some assinine promotion I will need to find a way to Paizo headquarters and whup the snot out of whoever's idea it was to put that in there. Friggin' morons.

FH

Dude. I looked for it for like 20 minutes. First, I thought you maybe had a different ish because you're a subscriber or something, then I thought you were just jackin' with us. Then I saw it....I'm a quick study ;)


I've been tossing this idea around in my head for a while: America joins the European Union.

I know that a name change would be necessary and there will be other problems to deal with, but I see the union of America's military and economic might coupled with Europes science and economic standards as a positive thing.

Care to comment?


Atlas wrote:

I've been tossing this idea around in my head for a while: America joins the European Union.

I know that a name change would be necessary and there will be other problems to deal with, but I see the union of America's military and economic might coupled with Europes science and economic standards as a positive thing.

Care to comment?

I shudder at the idea. The E.U. seems to be able to exert authority over its members in a supernational manner. Yet, as far as I can tell, the citizens of the constituent nations have little power to influence to E.U. body.

Would someone who knows more about this than I do please correct me if I am wrong?

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Well, there's that, and I've never been terribly fond of empires.


Plus, that would be like fighting with your parents, running away and then trying to move back in when you're an adult that's past middle years. (ie, been there, and left once already, we should just hold what we got & try to fix what's broke.)

Liberty's Edge

Hell no!!! Why the hell would Texas want to join the E.U.?

(edit) don't mind me, dude. I was just jokin'. I got a weird sense of humor.

Liberty's Edge

Random Rant: THEY COMPLETELY FRAKKED UP THE SAMPLE SCOUNDREL ALIGNMENTS IN THE COMPLETE SCOUNDREL SOURCEBOOK!!

- BATMAN IS LAWFUL NEUTRAL, NOT LAWFUL GOOD!
- INDIANA JONES IS CHAOTIC GOOD, NOT LAWFUL GOOD!
- CARL DENHAM IS CHAOTIC NEUTRAL, NOT CHAOTIC EVIL!
- RIDDICK, WHILE CHAOTIC EVIL IN 'ESCAPE FROM BUTCHER BAY' AND THE BEGINNING OF 'PITCH BLACK,' IS CHAOTIC NEUTRAL IN THE REST OF THE FILMS!

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!

Liberty's Edge

I think Riddick is chaotic snarky. He's my model case for inventin' the subalignment. ;)

Liberty's Edge

I dig what you're saying though.

Superman (imo) is lawful good...
Batman (imo) is chaotic good or chaotic neutral, depending on who is authoring him at the time
Riddick (imo) is chaotic neutral with evil leanings; he has to be constantly on the lookout or risk an alignment change. I doubt he cares much, though. I wonder what the NEXT movie would be like with him in charge of those necro-goobers...
Indiana Jones (imo) is chaotic good

I think everybody has their own ideas of what's what wrt alignments

Liberty's Edge

Heathansson wrote:
I think Riddick is chaotic snarky. He's my model case for inventin' the subalignment. ;)

Yeah, so is Jarlaxle Baenre D'Aerthe. There's almost none snarkier.


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

Random Rant: THEY COMPLETELY FRAKKED UP THE SAMPLE SCOUNDREL ALIGNMENTS IN THE COMPLETE SCOUNDREL SOURCEBOOK!!

- BATMAN IS LAWFUL NEUTRAL, NOT LAWFUL GOOD!
- INDIANA JONES IS CHAOTIC GOOD, NOT LAWFUL GOOD!
- CARL DENHAM IS CHAOTIC NEUTRAL, NOT CHAOTIC EVIL!
- RIDDICK, WHILE CHAOTIC EVIL IN 'ESCAPE FROM BUTCHER BAY' AND THE BEGINNING OF 'PITCH BLACK,' IS CHAOTIC NEUTRAL IN THE REST OF THE FILMS!

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!

Hmm, I don't know. I'm glad they did the alignments the way they did, it started a GREAT debate in my weekly gaming group. Still, I vote that Batman is Lawful Neutral(even his Elseworlds incarnations have been LN for the most part). I can see Riddick and Denham being Chaotic Evil if only for the "Chaotic Evil is not necessarily always a cackling lich" argument a friend of mine came up with. Still, I don't like coming up with alignments for people in movies- it's a losing battle. I'd rather they used people in literature to encourage some of our more zealous cinephiles to crack open a book every now and again.

Grand Lodge

Gawddamn! Texas' loss throws a serious wrench into my NCAA bracket! Luckily the rest of it is in good shape; I'd just feel a lot better if Ohio State brought its A-game soon...

Liberty's Edge

Vattnisse wrote:
Gawddamn! Texas' loss throws a serious wrench into my NCAA bracket! Luckily the rest of it is in good shape; I'd just feel a lot better if Ohio State brought its A-game soon...

Go Gators! Woo hoo!!!!


hehe Heath... how is that a rant? rants have been pretty mild on this thread for a while...I keep hearing people rant about the Saints and their curse and bad luck streak since the beginning of football. Aight nothin, I just dont have the energy for a good rant about my Detroit Lions who if I am not mistaken, have only been in the playoffs ONCE, FRIGGIN ONCE, ONCE in my lifetime. Whew, at least I still have the Red Wings, Pistons and Michigan and Michigan State.

Liberty's Edge

I'm a Gator fan. Nuthin' much to complain about lately. ;)


People who kvetch about spelling rouge wrong.
I'll spell it any way I want. Whut ever. I do what I want.


I hate finding out that a pretty girl has a problem with D&D and all that fantasy stuff, after you've been dating for three weeks. Then the wench decides not to call you back. I hate that!

I hate the fact that because i'm brown, surf and play the ukulele, people think I don't work. This lady came up to me the other day and said, "It must be good not having to work." No you don't see me here at the beach all day, everyday (well most days, but not all day everyday). I 'm poor, I have to work for a living, to pay rent, buy food and gas, pay for all those D&D books.

I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.

So I know he is telling his friends how unfriendly the natives are on Maui. How this uneasonable large local taxed him and kicked him off the beach. But this sh** happens for a reason. So if you are on the north shore of Maui and see a group of large natives singing and playing music, be friendly smile you will make friends. Those stories of unfriendly natives come from punks who step out of line.


Sir Kaikillah wrote:

I hate finding out that a pretty girl has a problem with D&D and all that fantasy stuff, after you've been dating for three weeks. Then the wench decides not to call you back. I hate that!

I hate the fact that because i'm brown, surf and play the ukulele, people think I don't work. This lady came up to me the other day and said, "It must be good not having to work." No you don't see me here at the beach all day, everyday (well most days, but not all day everyday). I 'm poor, I have to work for a living, to pay rent, buy food and gas, pay for all those D&D books.

I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.

So I know he is telling his friends how unfriendly the natives are on Maui. How this uneasonable large local taxed him and kicked him off the beach. But this sh** happens for a reason. So if you are on the north shore of Maui and see a group of large natives singing and playing music, be friendly smile you will make friends. Those stories of unfriendly natives come from punks who step out of line.

The miserable thief deserved a beatin'. You should be commended for your restraint.

Grand Lodge

Bill Lumberg wrote:
I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.
The miserable thief deserved a beatin'. You should be...

Hell yeah. I would have stuffed a cocunut up his hippie ass. Might have taught him something...

Dark Archive Bella Sara Charter Superscriber

Sir Kaikillah wrote:


I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.

Those damn Lost cast members.


Sir Kaikillah wrote:

I hate finding out that a pretty girl has a problem with D&D and all that fantasy stuff, after you've been dating for three weeks. Then the wench decides not to call you back. I hate that!

I hate the fact that because i'm brown, surf and play the ukulele, people think I don't work. This lady came up to me the other day and said, "It must be good not having to work." No you don't see me here at the beach all day, everyday (well most days, but not all day everyday). I 'm poor, I have to work for a living, to pay rent, buy food and gas, pay for all those D&D books.

I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.

So I know he is telling his friends how unfriendly the natives are on Maui. How this uneasonable large local taxed him and kicked him off the beach. But this sh** happens for a reason. So if you are on the north shore of Maui and see a group of large natives singing and playing music, be friendly smile you will make friends. Those stories of unfriendly natives come from punks who step out of line.

Wow, what a story! That kid deserved his ass kicked, I'd dip the phone in his humors afterwards as a message to others. And where the hell do people get off thinking you don't work? That deserves a smack up the side of the head with your W-2! Okay, maybe I'm going a little overboard, but still..YEESH.

Scarab Sages

Sir Kaikillah wrote:

I hate finding out that a pretty girl has a problem with D&D and all that fantasy stuff, after you've been dating for three weeks. Then the wench decides not to call you back. I hate that!

I hate the fact that because i'm brown, surf and play the ukulele, people think I don't work. This lady came up to me the other day and said, "It must be good not having to work." No you don't see me here at the beach all day, everyday (well most days, but not all day everyday). I 'm poor, I have to work for a living, to pay rent, buy food and gas, pay for all those D&D books.

I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.

So I know he is telling his friends how unfriendly the natives are on Maui. How this uneasonable large local taxed him and kicked him off the beach. But this sh** happens for a reason. So if you are on the north shore of Maui and see a group of large natives singing and playing music, be friendly smile you will make friends. Those stories of unfriendly natives come from punks who step out of line.

I agree with everyone else, you should have beaten the crap out of that little hippie.

Seriously though, I wasn't aware you lived in Hawaii. Cool! I've been to Oahu a couple of times for work (out at Pearl harbor), and I always love my visits.


Sir Kaikillah wrote:

I hate finding out that a pretty girl has a problem with D&D and all that fantasy stuff, after you've been dating for three weeks. Then the wench decides not to call you back. I hate that!

I hate the fact that because i'm brown, surf and play the ukulele, people think I don't work. This lady came up to me the other day and said, "It must be good not having to work." No you don't see me here at the beach all day, everyday (well most days, but not all day everyday). I 'm poor, I have to work for a living, to pay rent, buy food and gas, pay for all those D&D books.

I hate the fact that people try to take advantage of my generous and friendly ways. The other day, this hippie kid was dancing to my cousins and I playing music. He asks if he can borrow my phone, make a call. I lend him my phone, tell him make it quick keep it local. I assume he puts the phone back in my cousins van, and we go swimming and the hippie kid walks off. We return and my phone gone, hippie kid is gone. I leave pissed. My cousin then calls me latter and tells me he found the phone on the hippie kid. I return and confront the little thief, and he says its just a mistake he forgot to return the phone. Then he starts giving me a grief about being hostile. The kid called long distance and put his friends numbers in my phone. He had no plan to return my phone. Ten years ago I wopuld have slapped him silly. But I am old and lazy now, so I took five dollars from him and told him to leave town and never let me see him or else.

So I know he is telling his friends how unfriendly the natives are on Maui. How this uneasonable large local taxed him and kicked him off the beach. But this sh** happens for a reason. So if you are on the north shore of Maui and see a group of large natives singing and playing music, be friendly smile you will make friends. Those stories of unfriendly natives come from punks who step out of line.

Yes, you should be commended for such restraint. Where I live stunts like that would get hippie boy beat, killed, or worse.


The nerve of some people. I'm immpressed with your self restraint. I probably would have beat the snot out of him.

Scarab Sages

Yeah, in the immortal words of Milk and Cheese: "Beat up hippies! They don't fight back . . . the Fools!!"


Here's a rant:

There is nothing more upsetting than dog owners that don't pick up the cr*p that their dogs sh*t on other people's yards. Someone in our neighborhood has a very large dog that takes very large cr*ps in our front yard every other day. I was so angry about other stuff today that i posted a sign made out of a large paint stir and a piece of rule paper stapled to it with big arrows (---->) pointing out the sh*t with a note that says: "Please clean up after your dog." right in front of the area that has been defiled for many months now.

We have a dog. We take him on walks. We tie a plastic bag to the leash and scoop his sh*t so as not to anger neighbors.

Please do the same!

As ever,
ACE


Joshua J. Frost wrote:
Fake Healer wrote:
I don't think that the advertiser wants angry people viewing their product as the source of their anger.

Fair enough. To be clear, this is not the first time Chris West has placed an easter egg in one of his maps. This is just the first time someone noticed and posted about it because it was tied to a specific promotion.

Your concerns are noted and I thank you for voicing them. :-)

My sinuses are fine, though.

-Josh

Not to sound like a contrarian but, I actually enjoyed the Golden Ticket Wonka Bar effect created by the hidden grails. Made me feel young again; wild eyed wonderment and all. It wouldn't be so fun and daring if it became a regular thing, but in those two issues? Two grails up.


theacemu wrote:

Here's a rant:

There is nothing more upsetting than dog owners that don't pick up the cr*p that their dogs sh*t on other people's yards. Someone in our neighborhood has a very large dog that takes very large cr*ps in our front yard every other day. I was so angry about other stuff today that i posted a sign made out of a large paint stir and a piece of rule paper stapled to it with big arrows (---->) pointing out the sh*t with a note that says: "Please clean up after your dog." right in front of the area that has been defiled for many months now.

We have a dog. We take him on walks. We tie a plastic bag to the leash and scoop his sh*t so as not to anger neighbors.

Please do the same!

As ever,
ACE

AGREED! >:(

Not so hard to bring a bag and grab a hunk. People's sense of entitlement boggles the mind.

Rumor has it that such is the stuff of hell. Apparently if you've been bad you go to a very hot place where every canine loaf you failed to dispose of responsibly sits atop you. For the occasional offender it's a quick swim upward, but for some of these scat happy dolts it's an eternity under Mount Dungalot.


The Nephrite wrote:
. . . it's an eternity under Mount Dungalot.

Thats in South Dakota, right?


theacemu wrote:

Here's a rant:

There is nothing more upsetting than dog owners that don't pick up the cr*p that their dogs sh*t on other people's yards. Someone in our neighborhood has a very large dog that takes very large cr*ps in our front yard every other day. I was so angry about other stuff today that i posted a sign made out of a large paint stir and a piece of rule paper stapled to it with big arrows (---->) pointing out the sh*t with a note that says: "Please clean up after your dog." right in front of the area that has been defiled for many months now.

We have a dog. We take him on walks. We tie a plastic bag to the leash and scoop his sh*t so as not to anger neighbors.

Please do the same!

As ever,
ACE

Someone keeps letting their dog crap right outside our gate!

I HATE that!

The number of times I've stood in poop going from the gate to our car is insane! And dog poop carries that disgusting disease Toxocariasis (or whatever you call it/spell it like) and that stuff makes you go blind!

I swear if I find out who lets their mangy mutt leave 'teddy bear legs' outside our gate -I will rub their nose in it... or at least report them to the police and get them a lovely fine.... >:(

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theacemu wrote:

Here's a rant:

There is nothing more upsetting than dog owners that don't pick up the cr*p that their dogs sh*t on other people's yards. Someone in our neighborhood has a very large dog that takes very large cr*ps in our front yard every other day. I was so angry about other stuff today that i posted a sign made out of a large paint stir and a piece of rule paper stapled to it with big arrows (---->) pointing out the sh*t with a note that says: "Please clean up after your dog." right in front of the area that has been defiled for many months now.

We have a dog. We take him on walks. We tie a plastic bag to the leash and scoop his sh*t so as not to anger neighbors.

Please do the same!

As ever,
ACE

I had this happening in my yard last year. Kept finding crap in my front yard but couldn't figure out who was doing it. Well, I was out one day watering my gardens when the woman walked by with her dog, let it crap in my yard then turned to go on her merry little way. I sprayed her down good. She turned and started laying into me with the 'how dare you!' and 'who do you think you are' stuff and I calmly said to her just a friendly reminder to clean up your dogs sh*t. I then said I know which house is yours and the next pile of excrement I find will be strategically placed on your property so as you will find it with your hand accidently.

She doesn't walk by my house anymore.
Incidentally she had also called the police, who came to my house to question me, and after they got my side of the story they went back to her and told her to drop it or they would write her a fine for not picking up her dog's crap. Yeah, men in blue!

FH


d13 wrote:
The Nephrite wrote:
. . . it's an eternity under Mount Dungalot.
Thats in South Dakota, right?

That's the one! Carving the presidents' faces into the side of it was quite the biting protest, eh?

Liberty's Edge

Reply to fakey above:

Ya mean she didn't melt?!? ;)

Liberty's Edge

The Nephrite wrote:
d13 wrote:
The Nephrite wrote:
. . . it's an eternity under Mount Dungalot.
Thats in South Dakota, right?
That's the one! Carving the presidents' faces into the side of it was quite the biting protest, eh?

Boy, I had to wiki Nephrite. Good thing I did--I found out there's something called "chicken bone jade."


Fake Healer wrote:

I had this happening in my yard last year. Kept finding crap in my front yard but couldn't figure out who was doing it. Well, I was out one day watering my gardens when the woman walked by with her dog, let it crap in my yard then turned to go on her merry little way. I sprayed her down good. She turned and started laying into me with the 'how dare you!' and 'who do you think you are' stuff and I calmly said to her just a friendly reminder to clean up your dogs sh*t. I then said I know which house is yours and the next pile of excrement I find will be strategically placed on your property so as you will find it with your hand accidently.

She doesn't walk by my house anymore.
Incidentally she had also called the police, who came to my house to question me, and after they got my side of the story they went back to her and told her to drop it or they would write her a fine for not picking up her dog's crap. Yeah, men in blue!

FH

You deserve a medal! :)

Dark Archive Bella Sara Charter Superscriber

When I first got married and moved out to CA, my wife in I lived in a dingy student appartment. The landlord was a guy who looked like the Dude from the Big Lebowski. His mother owned the building, otherwise I doubt he would've been employable. Anyway, he let his son stay in one of the other apartments. The son's dog would crap right in front of my door, literally on my door mat. I complained, I threw the crap over in front of his door, but it was a losing situation and we moved shortly thereafter.

Dark Archive Bella Sara Charter Superscriber

Ok, I've got a rant.

When exactly did peanuts become the most deadly poison known to man?

My son's school has recently become a nut free zonem due to potential allergies. The big impact on his life is that he has a PB&J every day for lunch and now we have to find something new for him to eat. Not a big deal, but I want to know when peanuts became so deadly.

Seriously, did the early generations of people allergic to peanuts die off at a young age due to exposure? For the life of me, I can't remember one single kid every dying when I was younger due to these allergies. You would think that I would've been exposed to someone somewhere at some point in my life that was sufficiently allergic to peanuts that their life was threatened by mere proximity to the substance.

Liberty's Edge

Can you gettem some vegemite?

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