October 24th, 2005

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On softball questions

broken_klaive rants about the easy trivia questions on the Star Wars M&M Halloween packages.

Another one! What is the name of the Stormtrooper that escorts Leia to the holding cell?

HA! I made that one up. Or how about what pilot works for the empire then works for the rebellion? What is the name of the stormtrooper that Han takes the costume of. GOD DAMN! Even asking us what the name of one of the Fett ships would be better than "Who is R2D2's master?" You can't guess that! What movie? What context! Isn't R2 master of himself?

The rest of the rant and the stuff before the rant is just as hilarious.
Irene - self


Metameta of velocityboy here. The history geek in me got the giggles:

Yelling, "Vlad Tepes was a national hero, plus he invented the lawn ornament!" in crowded places... which as my quirk I can only attempt to defend, is neither cute nor very smile-worthy.

Also, Vlad the Impaler wasn't nearly as cuddly as Mr. Bear.
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The things you learn at the ljdq

In response to this question:

4. What breed of cattle comes in Red and Black varieties?

...someone went off on a squicky tangent:

"I once temped for the Virginia Angus Association. There I learned the following: Bulls are never put with cows, since (a) they tend to like the rough stuff, which is hard on the cows, and (b) that's a waste of good semen. So what they do, is bring the bull into a place with a steer (a castrated bull), which is apparently enough to excite the bull, and when he goes to mount the steer, they break it up, and some brave soul hops under and, ahem, applies some sort of collecting apparatus to the bull. Said collection is then divided up into doses, called "straws," and sold all over the country for farmers to artificially inseminate their cows. Which is generally done by wearing a looooong glove." - barbarienne

Read the rest of the answers here

That ginmar sure has a way with words!

I have to say, ginmar is definitely the most-often metaquotes'd person on my flist.  The entire post is entertaining, so be sure to check it out.  It's not very long, and I had a hard time deciding what to quote.  QWP.

Is there something wrong with my carpet? I mean, seriously, does it smell or something? Because the cats are avoiding it like it's diseased or infested with...sharks. Or politicians. I know this because I just took an inventory. Of cats, not infestations, which is the only way one could describe a whole bunch of pols. Or sharks. Whatever.

and later in the entry...

I did absolutely nothing worthwhile today at all except bake a chicken. That sounds odd. It sounds like I just grabbed a chicken and tossed in the oven without any sort of preamble at all. "Oh, lookie, here's a chicken." SQUAWK! Hey, it works for lobsters, right? Now I've just grossed myself out. I couldn't do that, to a lobster, that is. I could quite easily do it to a troll, though. Or a politician.
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From forest:

Ok, We now have Hurricane Wilma making her presence felt. Having run out of this years quota, the powers that be are now using the greek alphabet to name any newcomers. Personally I think a far more logical progression would be Fred, Barney, Betty, Bamm Bamm, Pebbles and Dino.

No context, as that's the entire post, and it's flocked (QWP, of course).

Take a breath, please!

mavis_maude has apparently been using the random function again:

The widespread eschewing of punctuation and capitalization in writing that is oozing through casual writing outlets like this one will eventually be the demise of the human race. It is leading us inexorably to a place where everyone talks in a monotone without taking a breath and says "OH EM GEE!" to show that they are excited, baffled, amused, or perhaps, just sat down on a tack.

Not!Fandom: Autumn Bench
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Dorks have fun. Celebrities have STDs.

spaced_oddity & angagaladiel have Dr. Who sonic screwdriver toy-props. spaced_oddity took various pictures of herself with her new toy, acting very geeky. :D

Okay, we may be dorks, but we have fun...SO IT'S ALL WORTH IT!!

YES. WE RULE. I don't see those Paris Hilton girls having a blast whilst geeking around. Their idea of fun is STDs. :(

(Context here. Locked post, quoted with permission.)
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iPod Uprising of 2013-2024 and Whatnot

Here Neil Gaiman makes us laugh again:

Twenty years seems a long way away, but Sony are probably just scheduling it that far off because during the Great iPod Content Uprising Years of 2013-2024 people aren't going to have much time for things like actually watching films, what with gathering together in places where the iPodPeople can't get them and shooting them in the brain and all that stuff, and it's only after the Man-Droid-iPod Peace Treaties of 2024 that anyone gets back to the serious business bringing out DVDs of long-forgotten movies.

Alternately, I suppose it could be an Amazon.com typo and MirrorMask could be coming out on the last day of this year. That would be nice.
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