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by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308009

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I suspect SecondTalon is rhotic.... RoadToElDorado.Gif I'm from an area where mostly Southern and Midwestern, but a little Northern and Appalachian mash together, with Seasame Street slammed on top. I don't know what the fuck my accent and dialect are. "Yes" is probably the best answer. I...
by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308009

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Hmmmm..... I don't believe I've ever heard the sort of person who pronounces water "warter" use the word parse.

At any rate, sure, USAsians say it like that dialect says pass. Probably.
by SecondTalon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308009

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Southern English what now? Southern England English, or Southern US English? Southern Australian English?

At any rate, pass and parse don't rhyme. Farce and parse do. Or the first part of Larceny. Parseny.
by SecondTalon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

FWIW, what these kits are doing isn't THAT complicated. I can't make any claims about which has a better database, but pointing to probable ethnic groupings of heritage is not something that requires a terribly complicated set of molecular tools or database queries. The devils in the details, I sup...
by SecondTalon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

Does anyone know any sources that explain how they gather data for the results? A relative of mine, with Mexican heritage, recently posted results to face book, and I thought it was interesting there wasn't a Spanish or Iberian category, but "Celtic/English" and "North African",...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

Pfft. Mxyzptlk is easy.

Mykyla is hard.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

It's a mashing of Rene and Esme in to one name.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

Of course, Pamela, Fiona, Jessica and Vanessa were invented names too.

The only difference between a stupid new name and a generic name is time.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

by SecondTalon
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1341
Views: 271469

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Pappy and Sam's Choice Cola Because that bartender will NEVER forget you. If you don't know what Pappy Van Winkle or Sam's Choice Cola is.... imagine someone ordered a pound of caviar to be served on kerosene soaked white bread. That's what that order is. Though in fairness, any sentence that starts...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 1215

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Genitalia cause masturbation. Brains cause intellectual masturbation.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 1215

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

CorruptUser wrote:As for consent, they were sued multiple times, and in each time they managed to prove consent...

Not each time
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 223726

Re: The worst film you've seen

Torture-porn. Saw and it's ilk are torture-porn.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 1169

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

Fish, like goldfish, have decent memories. They use them to remember shit that's important to fish. I recall reading of a study that conditioned goldfish to respond to a sound for feeding. They were then released to a pond and left alone for five or six months, then had the sound re-introduced. They...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 1215

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

In the last 20 years - basically the start of the professional Web Only porn companies now - I am aware of three US videos total, two US women total, who were underage in a pornographic video released on a US website. The women provided false identification thought they also state that no one really...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 1215

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

How about you wait until I'm goddamn done splitting this shit out on a fucking phone before complaining?

Because doing it makes me really really fucking irritated.


Note to self:Lock threads when splitting.



... sorry, Mutex. I let my irritation get the better of me.
by SecondTalon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 457509

Re: Therian Saga

It's Scheduling : The Game!
by SecondTalon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 43
Views: 2137

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

What, Shallow Hal? Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Like, have you seen Shrek? Shrek's more or less the same message. It's meta ranking is 5 out of 10. Sounds accurate to me. There's worse shit you could watch if it randomly came on TV, but I wouldn't seek it out. Re:Fat jokes - there are plenty, and I do rem...
by SecondTalon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 43
Views: 2137

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Kewangji wrote:I once saw a movie with higher [something] than usual (som Jack Black comedy, I think? He was given a curse that made him not see people's weight, or something) and I was convinced it was animated rather than filmed.

Shallow Hal, for the record
by SecondTalon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 2365

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

As soon as they realize they're not unpopular and shunned because they have "weird" likes, but they're unpopular and shunned because they're shitty people AND have a desire to no longer be shitty people.

So never.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1505
Views: 310194

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Still is, I play it, it's not bad but a little.... simple?

Factorio might be good, might be too complicated.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 26
Views: 3816

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

I read that as the opposite - that Quiz was saying that if you are writing a story with magic and are not using some kind of magical thinking, you're not writing about magic.
by SecondTalon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Thing on Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 1646

Re: Thing on Amazon

dantruong02 wrote:Just ordered "Thing Explainer" on Amazon. It delivered OK to my Android and PC Kindle apps, but my plain Kindle was greyed out on the Deliver menu and won't deliver. Amazon support says the publisher wants it this way. Was gibt?

Email store@xkcd.com and see if they can supply an answer.
by SecondTalon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89839
Views: 6892834

Re: Thoughts for ships

Deadshot misses all the time. You're thinking of Bullseye.

That said, both of them have to actually aim at something.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308009

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

.... I need that in my life. And nose.
by SecondTalon
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13287
Views: 1308009

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

This reminds me of a children's story I quite like, where two people standing in the rain talk about improving the umbrella to make standing in the rain less unpleasant. They add walls, a frame (so they don't need to hold it above their heads), floor, windows and even a stove and they're pretty sat...
by SecondTalon
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 47277

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

Cuvtixo did specifically say The Original Series, which means Torres, Troi, Dukat's half Bajoran daughter and so on are irrelevant, especially as the comment was more about what Gene was trying to say, Gene not being nearly as involved in TNG as he was in TOS, and completely un-involved in everythin...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fat Curse -- a metaphor
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Fat Curse -- a metaphor

Yeah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and say that's the worst advice in the universe. For every one person that'll help - and it doesn't at all sound like you're one of them as a healthy person doesn't hide their eating - it'll do actual harm to hundreds, maybe thousands. So... could you not advocate c...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 6627

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Doesn't matter. They're on the same site, they're seen as somehow equivalent.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 6627

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I'm pretty much of the mindset that an aggregator that allows for direct input taints it's own well.
by SecondTalon
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 6627

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

It's almost like maybe Jedi know something about hiding from other Force users, and that places of immense Dark Side power are useful in that goal of staying the fuck underground and off the Force radar. As for the Ghosts... if they had cell phones, it wouldn't be needed. tumblr_oxskolb2Ju1rvya9ro1_...
by SecondTalon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 6627

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

In the prequels, we saw how someone Falls; in the originals we saw how someone is Redeemed. What is this trio offering us that's new? The overarching story isn't at all enticing to me. Only if you subscribe to the theory that Obi-Wan and Padme were bangin' and that Luke and Leia are Ben's kids, not...
by SecondTalon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 6627

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

In a lot of ways, I kind of thing the thing in your spoiler was the point. 7 was 4 remixed. 8 looked like it was going to be 5 remixed but, as Luke said, "This isn't going to go the way you think" By Jedi, what did we actually know about The Emperor? Not much. Used the Force, had Vader as ...
by SecondTalon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1341
Views: 271469

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I do know people in to that.
by SecondTalon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1341
Views: 271469

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Not sexier to others. Same amount of sexy.

Just less likely to say no.
by SecondTalon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 223726

Re: The worst film you've seen

OP Tipping wrote:Eraserhead.

You just listed the title of what some consider to be David Lynch(professional weirdo)'s best work.

And nothing else.

Can you please explain what the problem was?

Also - insert my "you really need to watch more bad films if that was the worst" statements.
by SecondTalon
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like
Replies: 32
Views: 7694

Re: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like

Bullshit is the best "sitting around, mostly chatting, maybe drinking" game I've played.
by SecondTalon
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 209
Views: 28756

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

Ginger - look in to Therian Saga.

Seriously.
by SecondTalon
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?


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