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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

re: shouting- its funny, its always obnoxious when New Yorkers do it, but charming when southerners do it. And yes, they are louder than we are, they shout over lanes of highway traffic to say hello.

Re: walking- That just doesnt apply in New York. We all get the Crowdwalking feat eventually. If you dont have a high enough dexterity, there may be a problem.

I think it's "urban" vs. "suburban" thing. If you try that <expletive> in downtown San Francisco you will get into a fight. Same thing with bicyclists: In Berkeley, they'll cheerfully ride two abreast down a major street, completely blocking traffic and flipping off any cars that dare to honk at them for it. If they do it in San Francisco, someone will just as cheerfully knock the left bicyclist out of the way by force.
we have dedicated bike lanes, so this really isnt a problem usually. Unless the bike lane is filled with broken bottles and the like or someone is about to door you.
Yeah, Berkeley has dedicated 6' wide bike lanes, which is obviously only enough for one bike, so the first bicyclist is in the lane, and the second bicyclist takes the dead center of the 10' wide car lane, because it's obviously the "safest" place to be. So there's no way to pass them, they won't get out of the way, and you just have to go use a different street.
that sounds...weird. I mean really weird. Maybe I have to see it.

Nah, it's just one of those classic passive-aggressive things that you see, and you just can't believe someone is pulling that ****.

We have decent bicycle commuters, we really do. But we have a ludicrously disproportionate number of "eco warriors" who honestly believe that their "job" is to make drivers as miserable as possible to convince them of the error of their gas-guzzling ways. Or people who fundamentally believe that bicycles have the right of way at all times in all situations, and aggressively try to "teach drivers a lesson" by cutting them off, forcing them to slam on their brakes, etc.

Yes, it's inexplicable. Every day these bicyclists take their own lives, and the lives of the bicyclists around them, into their hands. And sometimes, they lose them. Yet they persevere.

I had a Mercedes pull off the road across a right turn lane and into the bicycle lane just to run me off the road once. I hadn't done anything wrong. But I'm sure some other bicyclist had, at some point, and the Mercedes driver was continuing the cycle of hostility and stupidity.

There's a reason I hate bad bicyclists: They endanger me and my kids, who I consider "good" bicyclists.

EDIT: And bicycling while naked is definitely a Berkeley thing.


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A west coast thing, I can't tell you how many naked bicyclists we saw in Seattle.

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NobodysHome wrote:

So, Mort, here's a good example of "American" behavior:

Two guys were walking their dogs on opposite sides of my street. They know each other. So they started talking. Except neither one could be bothered to actually cross the street, so here are two guys, stopped in front of my house, yelling across the street at each other. There's no sense of propriety that, "Oh, maybe we should keep our voices down," or, "People around here might not want to hear what I did this weekend."
It's just, "Stop where you are, and yell as loud as you need to to be heard by your friend. Other people should just have to deal with it."

One of the disadvantages of living in an urban area: Noise pollution is such a given that people don't think twice about generating far more than they need to.

So no, it's not, "Americans will walk up and start talking to you."
It's, "Americans will have no qualms about talking right over you, or even attempting to walk right through you."
(I don't even want to get started on the number of times two people walking abreast on the sidewalk have attempted to force me off the sidewalk so they they don't have to stop being next to each other, nor the dirty looks I get for refusing to budge in such situations.)

Mao! *ears flatten*

We don't usually get private conversations yelled out, but occasionally you get a kid making a scene on the floor in public.

And I don't want to be walked through. I'm small and would likely take trample damage.


NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

re: shouting- its funny, its always obnoxious when New Yorkers do it, but charming when southerners do it. And yes, they are louder than we are, they shout over lanes of highway traffic to say hello.

Re: walking- That just doesnt apply in New York. We all get the Crowdwalking feat eventually. If you dont have a high enough dexterity, there may be a problem.

I think it's "urban" vs. "suburban" thing. If you try that <expletive> in downtown San Francisco you will get into a fight. Same thing with bicyclists: In Berkeley, they'll cheerfully ride two abreast down a major street, completely blocking traffic and flipping off any cars that dare to honk at them for it. If they do it in San Francisco, someone will just as cheerfully knock the left bicyclist out of the way by force.
we have dedicated bike lanes, so this really isnt a problem usually. Unless the bike lane is filled with broken bottles and the like or someone is about to door you.
Yeah, Berkeley has dedicated 6' wide bike lanes, which is obviously only enough for one bike, so the first bicyclist is in the lane, and the second bicyclist takes the dead center of the 10' wide car lane, because it's obviously the "safest" place to be. So there's no way to pass them, they won't get out of the way, and you just have to go use a different street.
that sounds...weird. I mean really weird. Maybe I have to see it.

Nah, it's just one of those classic passive-aggressive things that you see, and you just can't believe someone is pulling that ****.

We have decent bicycle commuters, we really do. But we have a ludicrously disproportionate number of "eco warriors" who honestly believe that their "job" is to make drivers as miserable as possible to convince them of the error of their gas-guzzling ways. Or people who fundamentally believe that bicycles have the right of way at all times in all...

i remember the mercedes story, and I remain wholeheartedly opposed to your explanation now as I was then. The mercedes driver was in the wrong, end of story.

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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

re: shouting- its funny, its always obnoxious when New Yorkers do it, but charming when southerners do it. And yes, they are louder than we are, they shout over lanes of highway traffic to say hello.

Re: walking- That just doesnt apply in New York. We all get the Crowdwalking feat eventually. If you dont have a high enough dexterity, there may be a problem.

I think it's "urban" vs. "suburban" thing. If you try that <expletive> in downtown San Francisco you will get into a fight. Same thing with bicyclists: In Berkeley, they'll cheerfully ride two abreast down a major street, completely blocking traffic and flipping off any cars that dare to honk at them for it. If they do it in San Francisco, someone will just as cheerfully knock the left bicyclist out of the way by force.
we have dedicated bike lanes, so this really isnt a problem usually. Unless the bike lane is filled with broken bottles and the like or someone is about to door you.
Yeah, Berkeley has dedicated 6' wide bike lanes, which is obviously only enough for one bike, so the first bicyclist is in the lane, and the second bicyclist takes the dead center of the 10' wide car lane, because it's obviously the "safest" place to be. So there's no way to pass them, they won't get out of the way, and you just have to go use a different street.
that sounds...weird. I mean really weird. Maybe I have to see it.

Nah, it's just one of those classic passive-aggressive things that you see, and you just can't believe someone is pulling that ****.

We have decent bicycle commuters, we really do. But we have a ludicrously disproportionate number of "eco warriors" who honestly believe that their "job" is to make drivers as miserable as possible to convince them of the error of their gas-guzzling ways. Or people who fundamentally believe that bicycles have the right of way at all times in all...

In a collision between a car and a bike, the car always comes out on top.

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I don't know enough about various celebrities(whether music or acting) to dislike any of them. I like Orlando Bloom though =)

And I don't do the moviestars/ music gossip well at all.


Just a Mort wrote:

Mao! *ears flatten*

We don't usually get private conversations yelled out, but occasionally you get a kid making a scene on the floor in public.

That's what you cats would like us to believe. However...*

(* Video clip may freak out housecats within earshot.)


NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
i remember the mercedes story, and I remain wholeheartedly opposed to your explanation now as I was then. The mercedes driver was in the wrong, end of story.

I don't understand why you think, "Understanding someone's viewpoint" is the same as "Condoning someone's viewpoint".

"The man murdered his wife and children because she was cheating on him," makes the crime no less heinous, but at least serves as a precautionary tale.

"The Mercedes driver attempted to run me off the road because he had been abused by another bicyclist," in no way, shape, or form suggests that the Mercedes driver isn't 100% at fault.
However, it does suggest that maybe if there weren't as many **** bicyclists around, there might be fewer psychotic drivers.

It's not "blaming the victim", it's, "Trying to reduce the overall incidents by understanding why the driver did something unforgivable."

because this cyclist exists nowhere else than in your mind. It isn't even a theory, its a possibility.

Moreover, switch "bicyclist" for "race" and you will see another reason why I really do not like this kind of thinking. It neither explains nor excuses anything.


Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
i remember the mercedes story, and I remain wholeheartedly opposed to your explanation now as I was then. The mercedes driver was in the wrong, end of story.

I don't understand why you think, "Understanding someone's viewpoint" is the same as "Condoning someone's viewpoint".

"The man murdered his wife and children because she was cheating on him," makes the crime no less heinous, but at least serves as a precautionary tale.

"The Mercedes driver attempted to run me off the road because he had been abused by another bicyclist," in no way, shape, or form suggests that the Mercedes driver isn't 100% at fault.
However, it does suggest that maybe if there weren't as many **** bicyclists around, there might be fewer psychotic drivers.

It's not "blaming the victim", it's, "Trying to reduce the overall incidents by understanding why the driver did something unforgivable."

because this cyclist exists nowhere else than in your mind. It isn't even a theory, its a possibility.

Moreover, switch "bicyclist" for "race" and you will see another reason why I really do not like this kind of thinking. It neither explains nor excuses anything.

THAT I can totally understand.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Mao! *ears flatten*

We don't usually get private conversations yelled out, but occasionally you get a kid making a scene on the floor in public.

That's what you cats would like us to believe. However...*

(* Video clip may freak out housecats within earshot.)

That is incredible! I would have loved to watch all that being there. At a safe distance of course, those claws and teeth are sharp!


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Ice cream has bent far more spoons than psychics.

Real psychics don't typically bother with that whole bending-spoons thing. Our training regimen starts with blowing up tiffany lamps and jumping through mindscapes and goes up from there.

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Sasha Nein wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Ice cream has bent far more spoons than psychics.
Real psychics don't typically bother with that whole bending-spoons thing. Our training regimen starts with blowing up tiffany lamps and jumping through mindscapes and goes up from there.

Your puny psychic powers are no match for the Power Of The Dark Side!!!

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I thought physics bending spoons was all about how forces change the world around them, but I don't really think about physics too much because it's tied to Maths.


Darth Draconis wrote:
Sasha Nein wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Ice cream has bent far more spoons than psychics.
Real psychics don't typically bother with that whole bending-spoons thing. Our training regimen starts with blowing up tiffany lamps and jumping through mindscapes and goes up from there.
Your puny psychic powers are no match for the Power Of The Dark Side!!!

While I don't necessarily approve, Morceau did invent brain-piloted psychic-powered battle-tanks. I'd say that gives an edge.


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You want ice cream? You give me check now, I mail you ice cream next week.


Psychics phf...
Most of them are just throwing pebbles around.
Waste of cosmic power if you ask me.


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So one of my three and a half year old students was trying to chat up a classmate today, thinking he could impress her with his encyclopedic knowledge of the Transformers.

And the funniest thing was that he was imitating his dad's flirting voice.

And he leaned in toward her and put one elbow on the art supply shelf and said, in a low whisper, "But you know, the COOLEST one is Octopus Prize."

I died.


Good thing the cleric was close by with a rez spell then


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lisamarlene wrote:

So one of my three and a half year old students was trying to chat up a classmate today, thinking he could impress her with his encyclopedic knowledge of the Transformers.

And the funniest thing was that he was imitating his dad's flirting voice.

And he leaned in toward her and put one elbow on the art supply shelf and said, in a low whisper, "But you know, the COOLEST one is Octopus Prize."

I died.

That...that deserves an award of some kind. That's hysterical.


Scintillae wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I thought it was better then the first one myself.

Unpopular opinion time: It wouldn't take much.

I did not enjoy Deadpool at all, and I wish I hadn't paid to see it.

Hmm well I guess people are allowed to be wrong... (Is joke.. sort of.)


captain yesterday wrote:

Obviously, we love Deadpool, can't wait to see number 2.

Hopefully, there's a lot more of Crookshanks Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

IT does not it in fact has less of her.


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Saving Cap'n Crunch wrote:

I enjoyed Deadpool, as I think I'll like the next one. I think the first will be a better movie, but that won't inherently make the sequel bad. I foresee it being very funny.

One complaint I've heard a lot about Deadpool is that he "gives away" that he's in a movie, which tips off the other characters. I don't think much of that; just because someone said we were in a simulation wouldn't make me believe it. I'd think one of us was insane, more likely them (despite the fact that I probably am), or they're trying to get attention. Or I'd want proof. Deadpool doesn't have much in that department.

TO be fair thats what deadpool does in everything breaking the 4th wall is one of his powers.

*Vanishes*


hey! spoilers!
Edit: Ninja'd! Though the joke works on any of the three previous comments...


What part of that was spoilers?

Also half of today's post was freehold yelling Heresy!


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The joke was shouting spoilers for no reason other than you discussing who is and isn't in the movie.


Vanykrye wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

So one of my three and a half year old students was trying to chat up a classmate today, thinking he could impress her with his encyclopedic knowledge of the Transformers.

And the funniest thing was that he was imitating his dad's flirting voice.

And he leaned in toward her and put one elbow on the art supply shelf and said, in a low whisper, "But you know, the COOLEST one is Octopus Prize."

I died.

That...that deserves an award of some kind. That's hysterical.

Most innocent hentia joke award?


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I've been re-watching Deadwood on Prime because I just finished American Gods and needed more Ian McShane, but the actor who is really standing out is Brad Dourif. This show is really the best work he's ever done.


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Frankly I have a man crush on Timothy Oliphant.

Was a big fan of justified.

and agreed about Brad Dourif. It surely wasn't the chucky movies.


Little Johnny was given an assignment to write a page about the family pet. The next day he turned in a paper about the family dog. That afternoon the teacher called him up to her desk and said "Little Johnny, this paper about your dog is well written, has no spelling or grammar errors, and is quite funny as well. Unfortunately, it is word-for-word the exact same paper your brother gave me last year when he had the same assignment. What do you have to say for yourself?" Little Johnny looked the teacher in the eye and said "Of course it's the same paper. It's the same f%$+ing dog, isn't it?"


Sometimes I think the grass seems greener on the other side because I haven't been over there f*+!ing it up.


That's a paddlin'


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To many people, reading a book under a tree sounds nice. To the tree, however, you are taunting it with the shredded remains of a relative.


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When the robots inevitably take over, we shall all have to communicate in Captchas in order to plan our revolt.


If a werewolf doesn't know they are a werewolf, does that make them an unawarewolf?


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In a way, Moses was the first person to use a tablet to download information from a cloud.


From a certain point of view, your wife is also your ex-girlfriend.


If you are gluten-free, then you are going against the grain.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
From a certain point of view, your wife is also your ex-girlfriend.

Somehow that seems especially true in your case.


It would be fairly simple to program a robot to claim to be sentient, say it's afraid of death, and beg for its life.


If necessity is the mother of invention, then laziness is the father of ingenuity.


Your A-hole and B-hole are, in fact, the same hole.


Coconuts are nature's water bottles.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Your A-hole and B-hole are, in fact, the same hole.

We just going to not mention the whole that comes after A and B.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
If a werewolf doesn't know they are a werewolf, does that make them an unawarewolf?

Reminds me an old MST3K joke.

"Werewolf?"
"I don't know, you had him last."


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nga: Werewolf!
Dr. Frankenstein: Werewolf?
Igor: There.
Dr. Frankenstein: What?
Igor: There, wolf. There, castle.
Dr. Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?
Igor: I thought you wanted to.
Dr. Frankenstein: No, I don't want to.
Igor: [shrugs] Suit yourself. I'm easy.

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Guys are complicated. First I hear about the bro code, and now the man crush. How many things are there to know about guys?

Supposedly it's perfectly fine to throw your bro into the fountain on the day he gets married...

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lisamarlene wrote:

So one of my three and a half year old students was trying to chat up a classmate today, thinking he could impress her with his encyclopedic knowledge of the Transformers.

And the funniest thing was that he was imitating his dad's flirting voice.

And he leaned in toward her and put one elbow on the art supply shelf and said, in a low whisper, "But you know, the COOLEST one is Octopus Prize."

I died.

If I were there I'd die too.


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I do not subscribe to this bro code of which you speak I am in fact not sure what that is.


All I know is you need your special decoder ring to decipher it, and I lost mine years ago.

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