August 17th, 2007

Joker

Oh for goodness sake...

In [info]stupid_free, there is much trans-wank.

cumaeansibyl brings enlightenment.

YES, WE KNOW THIS PERSON IS GENETICALLY FEMALE. WE KNOW. WE ARE NOT STUPID. WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO BE GENETICALLY FEMALE IN ORDER TO GET PREGNANT. AND YES, WE KNEW THAT BEFORE YOU TOLD US.

....

Christ. It's like having a discussion about European naval combat and starting off with "Now, we're all clear that navies have boats in them, right? And boats go in the water? Everybody got that? Okay, now let's talk about the ethics of unrestricted submarine warfare."





QWP. Context is sick of the ignorance.
dissident cardassian

ginmar recollects:

In 1998, I flew to Moscow for my second extended tour anywhere. I wound up living near Park Kulturi with a woman named Marina Vasilievna (I've since forgotten her last name) in a three-room flat where the toilet was in its own tiny cubicle. Because the water pipes in Moscow get cleaned for two weeks every year, hot water for the tub had to be boiled on the stove.

I had been to Martinique the previous year, so I still had to adjust to the little stores everywhere---with the exception of, say, places like GUM near Red Square, there was almost no Walmartization---but it offered its own conveniance. The little stores were everywhere, including right near the building I lived with Marina, so it was a simple matter of stopping to and from to work.

One night Marina and I were talking and she wondered about what it would be like to come to America. "But how hard is it to move?" She asked.

"Well, you have to hire a truck..." I said uncertainly, wondering what she meant.

"No, the papers from the government. How hard are those to get?"

I was dumbfounded, and in that moment, I realized just what I was missing, just what life under Communism really was like. What kind of government would want to track its people so closely, in s uch a Big Brother fashion?

Ours.

Context is not a funny quote this time, no. This falls under our other provision.
evilbaby
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ladysoleil factors the social equation.

I understand the theory of beer goggles, but I've done the math here and don't like it.

It runs something like this, from my first hand research.

Them:
1 beer: There are no cute girls in this bar.
2 beers: There's one. She's kinda cute.
3 beers + 1 shot: Okay, she's really cute.
4 beers + 2 shots: ZOMG why is the hot girl wearing the same shirt that the ugly girl that was here before was wearing?
5 beers: ZOMG she could be a suparmodel who might sleep with me
6 beers + Up: why is the bouncer making me leave?

Me:
1 beer: ew. You are annoying, random guy.
2 beers: gahh. I think you suck, random guy.
3 beers: I hate you, random guy.
4 beers: touch me and I will mace you, random guy.
5 beers: Hell-o, Bouncer, My New Friend!


Context is wondering why it ended the bender.... [flocked, qwp]
kitty pirate

Special Effects

balynar talks about the bad storms in VA.

"The TV, before we lost power anyway, said that lightening would be almost continuous, and it was right. I have seen crappier effects at the Laser Floyd show at the planetarium. You know, that it almost how it was...like God was in his basement with a bong and a blacklight, just kicking back and grooving to the Velvet Underground. I kept waiting for Him to get the munchies and wander off somewhere else looking for doritos."

QWP
Apple

On the LOTR badfic "legolas by laura" and its very abrupt torture scene.

yvmora: bet her?

I read this several times before thinking the orcs "beat" her would make more sense. It might be a typo or perhaps they were gambling over who would have to perform the obligatory sexually-molest-the-prisoner bit. The unlucky orc was obligated under contract, (as is noted in The Evil Villain Cliche Handbook) and he went about it as expediently as possible to spare himself brain trauma.


Context here: http://community.livejournal.com/wtffanfiction/20210.html
goddess

The Hills are -- what?!

Had a dream last night. Todd and I were at the movies, watchingpreviews. I can't remember what we were going to see, but I think itwas Harry Potter OOP. (Which we did see yesterday, and I thought it wasexcellent.)

Anyway, in the dream, we're watching previews andsuddenly, the screen goes black, and that movie announcer goes, "ThisFall, director Rob Zombie brings you to new heights of terror with...THE SOUND OF MUSIC!"

--darqstar

Context maybe needs no more pickle and chocolate pizzas before bed.