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lynora wrote:

And it would be nice if a task wouldn't require ordering something from Amazon.

Tried to fix my fountain pen. Ink reservoir broke into three pieces when I tried to put ink in it....which meant I had to fish those pieces out of the ink. And order a new ink reservoir.
Cleaned up the kidlet's school supply bin. He's almost out of pens. Had to order some more.
Cleaned my soda stream bottles. Can't get the smell of mold out of them. Had to order replacements.
Moved my cookbooks to a shelf in the kitchen. Had to order bookends to keep them from falling off said shelf.
I'd feel bad about so many orders in a day, but I know that when I have multiple orders come in on the same day they usually group them into one box. Or they would have sent them in four separate boxes filled with lots of air anyways no matter what I did. There is no understanding the ways of Amazon Prime. ;)

LOL. After LM gave me crap out global warming/destruction for the number of Amazon Prime orders I placed a day, we've taken to just putting everything in the cart. The whole family adds to the cart. Then, when someone actually needs something within the next couple of days, they poke me with a stick and I pull the trigger.

I LOVE carts with facial care stuff, diapers, heavy metal albums, and sawblades. I figure some peon deep, deep in the Amazon warehouses is making up neat stories about my family by inspecting our boxes.

(I'm fairly sure most boxes are packed by robot, but I'd expect a human "box scanner" who just looks at the contents and checks 'em against the manifest. There are certain things robots still suck at...)

EDIT: And the BEST thing about Amazon is that you can shop nekkid!
Now, where did Just a Mort get off to...


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

They now have Pinky And The Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and Pinky And The Brain And Elmyra on Hulu!!

Today, I take over THE WORLD!!!

There's going to be a new series of Animaniacs, apparently.
I'm torn between nostalgic delight and terror that they're going to ruin it.

nothing is going to happen to your original dvds.

Worry not.
New people would like a chance to work with classic material.

This. This is... you really said this. You. Freehold. Wow.

So you secretly do like Whedonisms, after all!


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:

And it would be nice if a task wouldn't require ordering something from Amazon.

Tried to fix my fountain pen. Ink reservoir broke into three pieces when I tried to put ink in it....which meant I had to fish those pieces out of the ink. And order a new ink reservoir.
Cleaned up the kidlet's school supply bin. He's almost out of pens. Had to order some more.
Cleaned my soda stream bottles. Can't get the smell of mold out of them. Had to order replacements.
Moved my cookbooks to a shelf in the kitchen. Had to order bookends to keep them from falling off said shelf.
I'd feel bad about so many orders in a day, but I know that when I have multiple orders come in on the same day they usually group them into one box. Or they would have sent them in four separate boxes filled with lots of air anyways no matter what I did. There is no understanding the ways of Amazon Prime. ;)

LOL. After LM gave me crap out global warming/destruction for the number of Amazon Prime orders I placed a day, we've taken to just putting everything in the cart. The whole family adds to the cart. Then, when someone actually needs something within the next couple of days, they poke me with a stick and I pull the trigger.

I LOVE carts with facial care stuff, diapers, heavy metal albums, and sawblades. I figure some peon deep, deep in the Amazon warehouses is making up neat stories about my family by inspecting our boxes.

(I'm fairly sure most boxes are packed by robot, but I'd expect a human "box scanner" who just looks at the contents and checks 'em against the manifest. There are certain things robots still suck at...)

... like wearing pants.


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NobodysHome wrote:

LOL. After LM gave me crap out global warming/destruction for the number of Amazon Prime orders I placed a day, we've taken to just putting everything in the cart. The whole family adds to the cart. Then, when someone actually needs something within the next couple of days, they poke me with a stick and I pull the trigger.

I LOVE carts with facial care stuff, diapers, heavy metal albums, and sawblades. I figure some peon deep, deep in the Amazon warehouses is making up neat stories about my family by inspecting our boxes.

(I'm fairly sure most boxes are packed by robot, but I'd expect a human "box scanner" who just looks at the contents and checks 'em against the manifest. There are certain things robots still suck at...)

EDIT: And the BEST thing about Amazon is that you can shop nekkid!
Now, where did Just a Mort get off to...

I guess you could shave with a sawblade, while listening to Strapping Young Lad, and use a diaper as a massive band-aid to cover up all the facial cuts?!


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Freehold DM wrote:
A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its always heresy this heresy that with that one^ You should be a space marine.
ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH SPANISH MACKEREL

*Brandishes inquisitorial rosette*

The inquisition would like to have words with the both of you...

*Pats the grip of his sacristan pattern bolt pistol*

slaps inquisitor with semi frozen spanish mackerel

SPANISH MACKEREL!! ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH!!

Fish for the fish god!

Chips for the chips god!

What?


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Ugh. That reminds me that I need to find replacement pants for the kidlet. One of his ripped beyond wearability. But I don't want to order more of the same because the ones he has aren't holding up well. He's so picky about pants. He wants elastic waist (NO ZIPPERS!) cargo pants. No compromising on this. But this isn't exactly an easy to find category. The ones he has are intended as scrubs, but they are like the worst scrubs ever made. No durability at all. Any suggestions out there? I know that some of you guys are also on the comfortable pants bandwagon, so maybe you would know of a solution that doesn't involve me having to sew a whole bunch of pants. Pretty please?


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lynora wrote:
Ugh. That reminds me that I need to find replacement pants for the kidlet. One of his ripped beyond wearability. But I don't want to order more of the same because the ones he has aren't holding up well. He's so picky about pants. He wants elastic waist (NO ZIPPERS!) cargo pants. No compromising on this. But this isn't exactly an easy to find category. The ones he has are intended as scrubs, but they are like the worst scrubs ever made. No durability at all. Any suggestions out there? I know that some of you guys are also on the comfortable pants bandwagon, so maybe you would know of a solution that doesn't involve me having to sew a whole bunch of pants. Pretty please?

Impus Minor is the same: Loose, comfortable, elastic waist, no zippers. We were buying him sweatpants for the longest time, but they just look terrible. We finally found these "pseudo-jeans" at Target that look like jeans, but they're really sweats.

Impus Minor loves them, they look good on him, and so far they've lasted well.


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Uh, elastic waits over zippers?! Have they tried pants that have buttons instead of zippers? Preferably slightly wider than their size with the pants held in the right place with a belt. They should be old enough to appreciate the ability to adjust the pants with a belt already.


lynora wrote:
Ugh. That reminds me that I need to find replacement pants for the kidlet. One of his ripped beyond wearability. But I don't want to order more of the same because the ones he has aren't holding up well. He's so picky about pants. He wants elastic waist (NO ZIPPERS!) cargo pants. No compromising on this. But this isn't exactly an easy to find category. The ones he has are intended as scrubs, but they are like the worst scrubs ever made. No durability at all. Any suggestions out there? I know that some of you guys are also on the comfortable pants bandwagon, so maybe you would know of a solution that doesn't involve me having to sew a whole bunch of pants. Pretty please?

Dungarees?


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Ugh. That reminds me that I need to find replacement pants for the kidlet. One of his ripped beyond wearability. But I don't want to order more of the same because the ones he has aren't holding up well. He's so picky about pants. He wants elastic waist (NO ZIPPERS!) cargo pants. No compromising on this. But this isn't exactly an easy to find category. The ones he has are intended as scrubs, but they are like the worst scrubs ever made. No durability at all. Any suggestions out there? I know that some of you guys are also on the comfortable pants bandwagon, so maybe you would know of a solution that doesn't involve me having to sew a whole bunch of pants. Pretty please?

Impus Minor is the same: Loose, comfortable, elastic waist, no zippers. We were buying him sweatpants for the longest time, but they just look terrible. We finally found these "pseudo-jeans" at Target that look like jeans, but they're really sweats.

Impus Minor loves them, they look good on him, and so far they've lasted well.

Hmm. I've never run across those and I've looked there a few times. Are these in adult sizes? Cause the kidlet is very much adult sized. He's 5 foot 8 inches and 180 pounds. And pants for men tend to include button and zip, which he is very against. No belts either. We tried that. It's a sensory sensitivity thing for him. Same reason all his shirts are tagless. Everything has to be loose fitting, super soft, no scratchy bits. Ever since he was a baby. He is a very hard child to shop for when it comes to clothes. I bought him jeans once when he was in elementary school. Once. He would literally have preferred to go to school naked than wear those pants. Not worth the fights.


lynora wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Ugh. That reminds me that I need to find replacement pants for the kidlet. One of his ripped beyond wearability. But I don't want to order more of the same because the ones he has aren't holding up well. He's so picky about pants. He wants elastic waist (NO ZIPPERS!) cargo pants. No compromising on this. But this isn't exactly an easy to find category. The ones he has are intended as scrubs, but they are like the worst scrubs ever made. No durability at all. Any suggestions out there? I know that some of you guys are also on the comfortable pants bandwagon, so maybe you would know of a solution that doesn't involve me having to sew a whole bunch of pants. Pretty please?

Impus Minor is the same: Loose, comfortable, elastic waist, no zippers. We were buying him sweatpants for the longest time, but they just look terrible. We finally found these "pseudo-jeans" at Target that look like jeans, but they're really sweats.

Impus Minor loves them, they look good on him, and so far they've lasted well.

Hmm. I've never run across those and I've looked there a few times. Are these in adult sizes? Cause the kidlet is very much adult sized. He's 5 foot 8 inches and 180 pounds. And pants for men tend to include button and zip, which he is very against. No belts either. We tried that. It's a sensory sensitivity thing for him. Same reason all his shirts are tagless. Everything has to be loose fitting, super soft, no scratchy bits. Ever since he was a baby. He is a very hard child to shop for when it comes to clothes. I bought him jeans once when he was in elementary school. Once. He would literally have preferred to go to school naked than wear those pants. Not worth the fights.

Impus Minor's 5'3", 150 lbs, so they *should* have sizes that'll fit your guy. But definitely in the "Boys" section, not "Men's".

(And yes, Target puts an apostrophe in one and not in the other, leading to my eternal annoyance.)


A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its always heresy this heresy that with that one^ You should be a space marine.
ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH SPANISH MACKEREL

*Brandishes inquisitorial rosette*

The inquisition would like to have words with the both of you...

*Pats the grip of his sacristan pattern bolt pistol*

That is a heretic's pattern!


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
:D Uses Electronics skills to add an eleven setting to Freehold's Black Manliness dial. :D
It didn't already go up to eleven?
numbers are avoided on the black manliness dial to keep size jokes and math to an absolute minimum.

You know that invites size jokes, right? :p


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Scintillae wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I don't really care for Taming of the Shrew, again I've always felt women should have the right to speak their minds and not be submissive.
Oh, I completely agree with the women's rights aspect, and the way the characters are presented, Shakespeare seems to agree with that. I've always favored the interpretation that Kate and Bianca get Petruchio and Lucentio completely wrapped around their fingers and are really in charge.

I always wondered if the title was not referring to the men as shrews, instead of women.


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Terrinam wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
:D Uses Electronics skills to add an eleven setting to Freehold's Black Manliness dial. :D
It didn't already go up to eleven?
numbers are avoided on the black manliness dial to keep size jokes and math to an absolute minimum.
You know that invites size jokes, right? :p

So, we're comparing yard sticks now!


Scintillae wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
(I think he's a bit overrated, despite his talent. To be clear, the man was really, really good. But not THAT good. I mean, after reading his collected works, then going for Tolkien, it was clear who wrote better, even if Spear-guy was more versatile.)
I think a part of the reason Shakespeare has the reputation he does is that of all of his contemporaries, his works are the best and most completely preserved. Yes, he's a skilled writer and worth reading, but a lot of his influence on literature could be due to the fact that he was some of the limited text available for writers to draw on, so students continue to study him to understand many of the writers who came later.

I thought it was because he coined a lot of words that we still use today. As far as plot structure, he was basically the Michael Bay of his era. Only with sex instead of explosions.


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Terrinam wrote:
A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its always heresy this heresy that with that one^ You should be a space marine.
ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH SPANISH MACKEREL

*Brandishes inquisitorial rosette*

The inquisition would like to have words with the both of you...

*Pats the grip of his sacristan pattern bolt pistol*

That is a heretic's pattern!

And switch to what?!

A Gram? or a Ceres Pattern?!

*Spits on the ground*

I wouldn't switch out my dear Sacristan for anything less then an honest to the Emperor Godwyn-De'az pattern!

But unfortunately the sisterhood ain't much for sharing those!


Captain Yesterday's Phallacy wrote:
Terrinam wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
:D Uses Electronics skills to add an eleven setting to Freehold's Black Manliness dial. :D
It didn't already go up to eleven?
numbers are avoided on the black manliness dial to keep size jokes and math to an absolute minimum.
You know that invites size jokes, right? :p
So, we're comparing yard sticks now!

It's better than a swordfighting competition. That's a great way to put an eye out.


A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Terrinam wrote:
A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its always heresy this heresy that with that one^ You should be a space marine.
ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH SPANISH MACKEREL

*Brandishes inquisitorial rosette*

The inquisition would like to have words with the both of you...

*Pats the grip of his sacristan pattern bolt pistol*

That is a heretic's pattern!

And switch to what?!

A Gram? or a Ceres Pattern?!

*Spits on the ground*

I wouldn't switch out my dear Sacristan for anything less then an honest to the Emperor Godwyn-De'az pattern!

But unfortunately the sisterhood ain't much for sharing those!

Depends on how in-bed with the Sisterhood you are.

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Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its always heresy this heresy that with that one^ You should be a space marine.
ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH SPANISH MACKEREL

*Brandishes inquisitorial rosette*

The inquisition would like to have words with the both of you...

*Pats the grip of his sacristan pattern bolt pistol*

slaps inquisitor with semi frozen spanish mackerel

SPANISH MACKEREL!! ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH!!

Fish for the fish god!

Chips for the chips god!

What?

Surely

Fish for the fish god!

Chips for his chippy throne!

Would work better. It'd also be more reflective of how it's served. And now I want to go the the bloody chippy again. This isn't good


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NobodysHome wrote:

LOL. After LM gave me crap out global warming/destruction for the number of Amazon Prime orders I placed a day, we've taken to just putting everything in the cart. The whole family adds to the cart. Then, when someone actually needs something within the next couple of days, they poke me with a stick and I pull the trigger.

I LOVE carts with facial care stuff, diapers, heavy metal albums, and sawblades. I figure some peon deep, deep in the Amazon warehouses is making up neat stories about my family by inspecting our boxes.

(I'm fairly sure most boxes are packed by robot, but I'd expect a human "box scanner" who just looks at the contents and checks 'em against the manifest. There are certain things robots still suck at...)

EDIT: And the BEST thing about Amazon is that you can shop nekkid!
Now, where did Just a Mort get off to...

HAH!

I am not chaotic myself, but I am happy to encourage chaotic actions in others when it is funny or in the service of a good story.


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ZOMG! My kid sister is in the hospital at this moment giving birth to my niece! Soooooooo nervous soooooooo excited soooooooo happy sooooooo nervous!


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lisamarlene wrote:
ZOMG! My kid sister is in the hospital at this moment giving birth to my niece! Soooooooo nervous soooooooo excited soooooooo happy sooooooo nervous!

Grats! I hope it all goes well.


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Since my niece's birthday is going to be Twelfth Night, is it too much to hope my sister will name her Viola?

The Exchange

Good luck!

Down here we have a lot of things on what new moms should be eating.

Confinement menu

The Exchange

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Huckleberry Finn
The Crucible
A Raisin in the Sun
The Great Gatsby
Fallen Angels

I never read any of those. Again. Science student. Not into all that arty ferry stuff.

*sniffs disdainfully showing the typical stiff upper attitude science students have for humanities*

On a more serious note, I make a pretty decent literature student(I am quite sensitive to words and I actually read into song lyrics) , but those books never came up on the literature list. We did do Sing to the Dawn and a whole other bunch of books I can't remember.

I found reading Shakespeare hard because of ye Olde English, ye know.

I have read Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The tempest, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice and told myself not to pick up Taming of the Shrew after seeing what it was about, I'd probably go up in flames. But that's a different story.

I find that many of Shakespeare works, despite being written centuries ago - still apply in today's context.

King Lear - Remind you of anyone with Alzheimers?

Macbeth - What ends would people NOT resort to for power?

Romeo and Juliet - Family politics. Miscommunication kills.


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Taliesan wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
A Agent of the Inquisition wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its always heresy this heresy that with that one^ You should be a space marine.
ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH SPANISH MACKEREL

*Brandishes inquisitorial rosette*

The inquisition would like to have words with the both of you...

*Pats the grip of his sacristan pattern bolt pistol*

slaps inquisitor with semi frozen spanish mackerel

SPANISH MACKEREL!! ALL HAIL THE GOD FISH!!

Fish for the fish god!

Chips for the chips god!

What?

Surely

Fish for the fish god!

Chips for his chippy throne!

Would work better. It'd also be more reflective of how it's served. And now I want to go the the bloody chippy again. This isn't good

Curry sauce for his curry sauce lake!

Eugh. But still strangely appealing...


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lisamarlene wrote:
ZOMG! My kid sister is in the hospital at this moment giving birth to my niece! Soooooooo nervous soooooooo excited soooooooo happy sooooooo nervous!

Huzzah!


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Terrinam wrote:
Captain Yesterday's Phallacy wrote:
Terrinam wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
:D Uses Electronics skills to add an eleven setting to Freehold's Black Manliness dial. :D
It didn't already go up to eleven?
numbers are avoided on the black manliness dial to keep size jokes and math to an absolute minimum.
You know that invites size jokes, right? :p
So, we're comparing yard sticks now!
It's better than a swordfighting competition. That's a great way to put an eye out.

The greatest!


Just a Mort wrote:

Good luck!

Down here we have a lot of things on what new moms should be eating.

Confinement menu

Most of that sounds really, really good.

All except for the sea cucumber.
Any creature that has evolved to have a fish living in its anus...
No.

Out of curiosity, what are Wolfberries and why are they served with so many of the dishes?


lisamarlene wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Good luck!

Down here we have a lot of things on what new moms should be eating.

Confinement menu

Most of that sounds really, really good.

All except for the sea cucumber.
Any creature that has evolved to have a fish living in its anus...
No.

Out of curiosity, what are Wolfberries and why are they served with so many of the dishes?

It's a fruit native to China. Also known as lycium and goji. It's a standard item with some dishes.


Goji? I heard that name...


Ah, yes, you can occasionally get them around here.


I know goji berries. They're super trendy so I've tried to avoid them.


Tacticslion wrote:

Man, all Shakespear's tragedies took too daggum long.

I was so relieved when MacBeth and Hamlet were dead. I mean, angry, too. "you mean we read alongside just so you could die?! Ugh." But relieved. "Well now we don't have to watch you awkwardly talk to yourself out loud about stupid things in a closet. Again. Or murder the wrong guys. Again." Romeo and Juliet were just really dumb teens who made exceptionally poor life decisions. Andsonehks made that boring, too. I wasn't relieved when they died, exactly, just... bored.

I prefer literally anything else Shakey ever wrote to his tragedies. Even the poems. I don't even really like poetry! I have no idea how they got so popular. Blugh.

(I think he's a bit overrated, despite his talent. To be clear, the man was really, really good. But not THAT good. I mean, after reading his collected works, then going for Tolkien, it was clear who wrote better, even if Spear-guy was more versatile.)

Tac, you're back!!!

I don't like Shakedude's tragedies either, it's gotta be comedy for me. I was totally nonplussed and bewildered by the pervasiveness of Romeo and Juliet for the first 25 years of my life, but then I saw my best friend ham it up as Romeo in a [literal] backyard production in Bumbletuck Brooklyn. I still don't go looking for Romeo & Juliet shows, but I get it now. It's funny, if the director and actors know their Shakespeare. The 'through yonder window' scene isn't Romeo waxing poetic over Juliet, for example, it's just him being a dopey teenager and stumbling over himself.

It is a tragedy, but it's got bits of goof to lighten it up.


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Just a Mort wrote:

Huckleberry Finn

The Crucible
A Raisin in the Sun
The Great Gatsby
Fallen Angels

I never read any of those. Again. Science student. Not into all that arty ferry stuff.

*sniffs disdainfully showing the typical stiff upper attitude science students have for humanities*

U.S. schools -- the public ones, at least -- have a pool of classics (whatever that means) that virtually all of us are taught in grade school. Not necessarily all of them -- I never read A Raisin... or Fallen Angels, for example -- but most of us are at least aware of them via grade school.

Just a Mort wrote:
I found reading Shakespeare hard because of ye Olde English, ye know.

I had an English prof in college who claimed to have dreams in Old English. He was an entertaining guy. A hardass, but entertaining at least.

Just a Mort wrote:
I have read Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The tempest, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice and told myself not to pick up Taming of the Shrew after seeing what it was about, I'd probably go up in flames. But that's a different story.

*googles Taming of the Shrew*

Wooooow, I think I got TotS confused with the Grapes of Wrath. Never read either one, never heard about the TotS's plot.


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Now I'm dying to see a TotS/Grapes mashup.
Someone needs to write this.

EDIT: Actually, I just emailed a playwright friend. He's known for adaptations of Chekhov and modern updates of Victorian farce, but he's just the guy for the project, so I double-dog-dared him.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Huckleberry Finn

The Crucible
A Raisin in the Sun
The Great Gatsby
Fallen Angels

I never read any of those. Again. Science student. Not into all that arty ferry stuff.

*sniffs disdainfully showing the typical stiff upper attitude science students have for humanities*

U.S. schools -- the public ones, at least -- have a pool of classics (whatever that means) that virtually all of us are taught in grade school. Not necessarily all of them -- I never read A Raisin... or Fallen Angels, for example -- but most of us are at least aware of them via grade school.

Note that this includes what I believe most non-US schools refer to as "secondary school", AKA the last few years of childhood schooling before heading to a university, trade school, or other form of higher education.

Meaning that it's a general course of education that, barring some variances of electives and a few limited options, all students must participate in, regardless of their intended or desired career path.

US schools really don't let you get started on pursuing a specific course of education to the exclusion of generalized studies until college/university/etc.


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Not me! I'm still receiving hatemail from my family for my Harry Potter/Hobbit crossover.

Beware, matey; here there be terrors:
"Draco, I just can't help but admire how those pants make you look so... villainous!"

Draco Malfoy laughed and patted his friend. "Oh, Smaug! You are such a flatterer!"


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I was home schooled so I never read any of those, but my mom and dad did have books we were required to read (To Kill A Mockingbird is the first one that comes to mind but I know there were more).


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TKAM was on my high school reading as well. Of Scint's list, only The Crucible was part of my experience.

Of course, I have gotten many, many rants from her over the fact that my school taught it as-written as a tale of Witch Trials-era New England and not, at all, as an allegory for the Red Scare.


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lynora wrote:

And it would be nice if a task wouldn't require ordering something from Amazon.

Tried to fix my fountain pen. Ink reservoir broke into three pieces when I tried to put ink in it....which meant I had to fish those pieces out of the ink. And order a new ink reservoir.
Cleaned up the kidlet's school supply bin. He's almost out of pens. Had to order some more.
Cleaned my soda stream bottles. Can't get the smell of mold out of them. Had to order replacements.
Moved my cookbooks to a shelf in the kitchen. Had to order bookends to keep them from falling off said shelf.
I'd feel bad about so many orders in a day, but I know that when I have multiple orders come in on the same day they usually group them into one box. Or they would have sent them in four separate boxes filled with lots of air anyways no matter what I did. There is no understanding the ways of Amazon Prime. ;)

ZOMG WHAT FOUNTAIN PEN DO YOU USE AND CAN I CONVERT YOU TO THE GLORIOUS CARNAL DELIGHT THAT IS MY FOUNTAIN PEN ZOMG


Orthos wrote:

TKAM was on my high school reading as well. Of Scint's list, only The Crucible was part of my experience.

Of course, I have gotten many, many rants from her over the fact that my school taught it as-written as a tale of Witch Trials-era New England and not, at all, as an allegory for the Red Scare.

Did your teacher also have to explain, at least once a week, that reading the book doesn't convert one to witchcraft?


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Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

They now have Pinky And The Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and Pinky And The Brain And Elmyra on Hulu!!

Today, I take over THE WORLD!!!

There's going to be a new series of Animaniacs, apparently.
I'm torn between nostalgic delight and terror that they're going to ruin it.

nothing is going to happen to your original dvds.

Worry not.
New people would like a chance to work with classic material.

This. This is... you really said this. You. Freehold. Wow.

So you secretly do like Whedonisms, after all!

Oh no you didnt.

A WORLD of difference exists between me wanting to see(or being okay with) new writers getting a crack at old material that is safely ensconced in DVD form (and therefore can be safely be ignored if it sucks)and me being down with some bald, bearded hack filing the serial number off of a work he enjoys and slapping his name on it while a herd of mouth breathing, cud chewing, bad knit hat wearing, parasol swinging dullards bleat that this is the most original thing that ever thinged and plaster the word "coincidence" over the wikipedia page denoting the similarities to the work it is CLEARLY and DIRECTLY lifted from with a WEAK side of "w-well, theres nothing new under the sun, you know" to defend the mouldering paradeity they undulate about, speaking his revered name in hushed whispers in the hopes that one day the anime he watches may be made into live action american television with the occasional name change.


NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Ugh. That reminds me that I need to find replacement pants for the kidlet. One of his ripped beyond wearability. But I don't want to order more of the same because the ones he has aren't holding up well. He's so picky about pants. He wants elastic waist (NO ZIPPERS!) cargo pants. No compromising on this. But this isn't exactly an easy to find category. The ones he has are intended as scrubs, but they are like the worst scrubs ever made. No durability at all. Any suggestions out there? I know that some of you guys are also on the comfortable pants bandwagon, so maybe you would know of a solution that doesn't involve me having to sew a whole bunch of pants. Pretty please?

Impus Minor is the same: Loose, comfortable, elastic waist, no zippers. We were buying him sweatpants for the longest time, but they just look terrible. We finally found these "pseudo-jeans" at Target that look like jeans, but they're really sweats.

Impus Minor loves them, they look good on him, and so far they've lasted well.

I went through a similar phase in high school. Wore nothing but sweatpants.


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Terrinam wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
:D Uses Electronics skills to add an eleven setting to Freehold's Black Manliness dial. :D
It didn't already go up to eleven?
numbers are avoided on the black manliness dial to keep size jokes and math to an absolute minimum.
You know that invites size jokes, right? :p

no numbers means no size jokes!


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Terrinam wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
(I think he's a bit overrated, despite his talent. To be clear, the man was really, really good. But not THAT good. I mean, after reading his collected works, then going for Tolkien, it was clear who wrote better, even if Spear-guy was more versatile.)
I think a part of the reason Shakespeare has the reputation he does is that of all of his contemporaries, his works are the best and most completely preserved. Yes, he's a skilled writer and worth reading, but a lot of his influence on literature could be due to the fact that he was some of the limited text available for writers to draw on, so students continue to study him to understand many of the writers who came later.
I thought it was because he coined a lot of words that we still use today. As far as plot structure, he was basically the Michael Bay of his era. Only with sex instead of explosions.

that explains why I love his stuff. Or at least one work.


Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

They now have Pinky And The Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and Pinky And The Brain And Elmyra on Hulu!!

Today, I take over THE WORLD!!!

There's going to be a new series of Animaniacs, apparently.
I'm torn between nostalgic delight and terror that they're going to ruin it.

nothing is going to happen to your original dvds.

Worry not.
New people would like a chance to work with classic material.

This. This is... you really said this. You. Freehold. Wow.

So you secretly do like Whedonisms, after all!

Oh no you didnt.

A WORLD of difference exists between me wanting to see(or being okay with) new writers getting a crack at old material that is safely ensconced in DVD form (and therefore can be safely be ignored if it sucks)and me being down with some bald, bearded hack filing the serial number off of a work he enjoys and slapping his name on it while a herd of mouth breathing, cud chewing, bad knit hat wearing, parasol swinging dullards bleat that this is the most original thing that ever thinged and plaster the word "coincidence" over the wikipedia page denoting the similarities to the work it is CLEARLY and DIRECTLY lifted from with a WEAK side of "w-well, theres nothing new under the sun, you know" to defend the mouldering paradeity they undulate about, speaking his revered name in hushed whispers in the hopes that one day the anime he watches may be made into live action american television with the occasional name change.

So I guess you won't be seeing the upcoming Batgirl movie?

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