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by zombie_monkey
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290953

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

It's here, btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jUf-Ay788w&feature=youtu.be&t=1281 (the episode I was thinking of) I haven't seen this show in at least 20 years! Thank you so much! I'll wait a bit to watch it though, the only thing I remember is when they drew a line through the spaceship t...
by zombie_monkey
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290953

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

Does anyone have the episode of Spaceship Sagittarius where they crash-land on the ersatz-Korea planet? I really want to watch that again.

( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uch%C5%ABsen_Sagittarius )
by zombie_monkey
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender in a single-sex school
Replies: 25
Views: 7437

Re: Transgender in a single-sex school

A friend mentioned the other day that he feels awkward making smalltalk with women because he went to a sex-segregated school. I did a bit of a double-take because we don't have them in this country; he's Belgian. I didn't know they still existed in some places until I was a teengaer, probably, and ...
by zombie_monkey
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1657: "Insanity"
Replies: 36
Views: 6999

Re: 1657: "Insanity"

Taking "the definition of insanity" to mean "what you'll find in the dictionary if you look the word up" reminds me of the payoff of one of the "Mallworld" stories by Somtow Sucharitkul. One of the alien overlords asks some humans to discover "the meaning of life&...
by zombie_monkey
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"
Replies: 81
Views: 47456

Re: What-If 0141: "Sunbeam"

Beavertails wrote:A Dyson Sphere Death Star?


A Nicoll-Dyson Laser
by zombie_monkey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1541: "Voice"
Replies: 54
Views: 13847

Re: 1541: "Voice"

The difference between "left-brained" and "right-brained" people is mostly pop-psychology nonsense. And, of course, it has nothing to do with Dissociative identity disorder. What I find most interesting as an area of research in neuroscience now is the Default mode network. There...
by zombie_monkey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1541: "Voice"
Replies: 54
Views: 13847

Re: 1541: "Voice"

Can you read aloud things you're making up as you go along, in your mind? EDITED: I don't think I can do that, I think I misinterpreted your question. OLD REST-OF-THE-POST: I revise things many, many times until they sound good. I also started reading at a very early age, three or four years old, s...
by zombie_monkey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1541: "Voice"
Replies: 54
Views: 13847

Re: 1541: "Voice"

Eh, yeah. That's why I was extremely skeptical when people talked about "internal dialogue" because that was clearly bullshit to me, I certainly don't feel like I have such a thing. But I guess maybe some people do? Interesting. Can you read aloud? Can you read aloud in your mind? Can you...
by zombie_monkey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1541: "Voice"
Replies: 54
Views: 13847

Re: 1541: "Voice"

Interesting stuff. And yes, I can talk about my internal dialogue very clearly. I remember my internal dialogue from the peak of mania and the pit of depression. I sort of just assumed everyone did. I think speaking is something you have to train to represent your internal world. It's not as automa...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 27506

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

I always wondered this but do people really have trouble reading in dreams? Because I never had a problem with it. In fact, after I woke up and managed to remember the dream I was always surprised how logical and grammatically correct the documents/books/notes/whatever I read were. As for lyrics, y...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 169053

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

I have a question about rules. If I understand correctly, if the interception had happened in the end zone, and then Butler was tackled, that would have been a touchback, not a safety?
by zombie_monkey
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210795

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

The Ludogorets thing was great. Heh, I was at bar further away from the stadium deliberately and wasn't watching the game, and at one point, at the end of the 90 mins some friends also arrived because they were expecting the fans to occupy the bars closer and they were five minutes away. Told me Lu...
by zombie_monkey
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 150
Views: 42144

Re: 1412: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

This is the first time I've heard of 'The Purple People Eater'.
by zombie_monkey
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yazidi and ISIS ethnic cleansing
Replies: 25
Views: 6910

Re: Yazidi and ISIS ethnic cleansing

Amusingly, this could potentially end up in a situation where the Americans, Israelis, Iranians, Hamas, and Hezbollah are all fighting on the same side against a common enemy. I think one party who is not quite the enemy of ISIS might be Assad. Apparently his (extremely brutal) prisons were breedin...
by zombie_monkey
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 236370

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Also:
Bologna -- strange, but I guesss ok
Pastarmi = Пастърма? I guess it's ok but isn't it way too dry for a pizza topping?
by zombie_monkey
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 236370

Re: Controversial opinions about food

A new pizza place opened in my town (bringing the sum total of pizza places to 1). Their meat lovers pizza includes, wait for it... Pepperoni (duh) Ground Beef (also duh) Bacon (required) Pastrami (Unusual, but ok) Genoa Salami (Seeing a trend here...) Bologna (Wait, what?!) Hot Dog (Seriously, WTF...
by zombie_monkey
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210795

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Well there were no own goals so hopefully noone will get assassinated...

Serioisly, at one point the people I was watching the game with, we all got horrible flashbacks to 94 and started being afraid for the Brazillian players.
by zombie_monkey
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EUlections.
Replies: 70
Views: 13850

Re: EUlections.

If you include language families with significant immigrant and/or minority populations, then you also get Celtic (Welsh and Irish mainly), Turkic (Turkish), Sino-Tibetan (various Chinese languages), Indo-Aryan (Hindi-Urdu and other languages from the Indo-Aryan branch of Indo-European) and Dravidi...
by zombie_monkey
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EUlections.
Replies: 70
Views: 13850

Re: EUlections.

If you include language families with significant immigrant and/or minority populations, then you also get Celtic (Welsh and Irish mainly), Turkic (Turkish), Sino-Tibetan (various Chinese languages), Indo-Aryan (Hindi-Urdu and other languages from the Indo-Aryan branch of Indo-European) and Dravidi...
by zombie_monkey
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372883

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120526111840/gameofthrones/images/3/32/Dany_Doreah_Drogon.jpg Why are there Easter eggs in there? (I mean literal Easter eggs, when you don't have very bright red dye; it's still done occasionally, I've done it myself too, because I tend to be suspicious of stor...
by zombie_monkey
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 236370

Re: Controversial opinions about food

My spice collection has been growing ever since I started cooking, and some things haven't been used in years (and should be tossed). That's the danger if you insist on doing everything from scratch. I do think random hodgepodges like 'Italian seasoning' and 'curry powder' and 'chili powder' need t...
by zombie_monkey
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 236370

Re: Controversial opinions about food

You're missing nothing. Taco Bell would be a significant improvement over the Mexican food available in a lot of the places in Europe. mental self 'To Do': move to Europe somewhere, open a proper mexican food place. I think the hardest thing would be getting avocados, I'd have to partner with someo...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1318: "Actually"
Replies: 76
Views: 16668

Re: 1318: "Actually"

Aktualno in Bulgarian means "up to date", or occasionally "a topic of conversation popular and seen as important at the moment". Vlast does also, as in Czech, mean "possess" (well more like "have power/influence upon") but not "actually", that would ...
by zombie_monkey
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 22554

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

It also depends on how well informed the customers are. I only found out today that Barilla is run by a horrible, horrible person . I'm never buying Barilla pasta again, but how many people will remember much of a shitfuck the CEO is? Well I don't know, I'll certainly be mentioning it whenever the ...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352891

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I also met a young white girl with a very common male Japanese name. At least it was spelt correctly. I know someone like that who intentionally changed her name, knowing it's a male Japanese name. She said it caused a lot of hilarity when she visited Japan. Also, what do you mean by "spelled ...
by zombie_monkey
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43587

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

I remember reading about her possibly being bullied in the military for being transgender a long time ago. I sort of assumed everyone who followed the case closely knew about it, although I also asssumed most people who wanted to support her but were prejudiced against trans* people would rather not...
by zombie_monkey
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 414375

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

What the fuck just happened?
by zombie_monkey
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 39428

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

PinkShinyRose: I'm pretty sure those kinds of mistakes are almost exclusively made by native English speakers. They are the ones that are most likely to know what these words sound like in the first place. People whose native language is not English make different kinds of mistakes. In fact, I usual...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1238: "Enlightenment"
Replies: 171
Views: 39428

Re: 1238: "Enlightenment"

Quicksilver wrote:Secondly, it's "your" not "you're." You do not want the grammar [...]

I think you mean grammer?
by zombie_monkey
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 236370

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Hmmm, ok, this is probably unpopular and controversial:

[list][*]I love my pink Himalayan sea salt
[..]].]

Isn't it rock salt from Pakistan?

BTW, it's interesting how in countries where traditionally sea salt is used rock salt is a fad, and vice versa.
by zombie_monkey
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290953

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

Grop wrote:This seems to be la Soupe aux Choux. Quite the famous stuff.

I have never seen this film, but by the way he described it, I just knew it was a Louis de Funès film.
by zombie_monkey
Wed May 01, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)
Replies: 29
Views: 12175

Re: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)

I think it's neither desirable nor possible. My native language is Bulgarian, I started learning English when I was six and I am fluent; I have been mistaken, by native speakers, for a native speeaker. I was exposed to French from an early age too. Then I studied it in high school and I can understa...
by zombie_monkey
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 111721

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

I think liveboy means this tweet he retweeted: https://twitter.com/ambercocolon/status ... 3287354368
by zombie_monkey
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NK - nuclear questions
Replies: 79
Views: 21215

Re: NK - nuclear questions

You mean like when they did not intervene in 1950?
by zombie_monkey
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NK - nuclear questions
Replies: 79
Views: 21215

Re: NK - nuclear questions

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:with economic policies more in line with those of the PRC.

I'm curious as to why? I doubt the PRC cares much about their "economic policies", as much as they can be said to have any?
by zombie_monkey
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NK - nuclear questions
Replies: 79
Views: 21215

Re: NK - nuclear questions

I think the most immediate problem is the artillery NK has pointed at the north of South Korea and especially Seoul. Nukes are not that important. NK's potential nuclear capabilities are comparatively unimportant. There does not seem to be a way to prevent a first strike by conventional artillery at...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107484
Views: 53322460

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hm, I see I'm not the only one reporting this, but I normally have javascript disabled, so when I saw a static image, I tried refreshing first, then enabled it. What happened I saw one frame for a second or two, and then another. I refreshed again, it changed maybe twice as fast, and it kept changin...
by zombie_monkey
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2708942

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Hrach Shilgevorkyan. Sweet damn, that's gotta be the most awesome name ever. No idea if it means anything (It's probably Scandinavian??), but it sounds awesome. Sounds Armenian to me? Also, is there something specific about it that you guys find interesting, or just in general? Hrach in Bulgarian m...
by zombie_monkey
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2708942

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment (outlawing slavery)

I did know they had still not ratified it, but, you know. (And that the vote took place in 1995 but they didn't file the paperwork)
by zombie_monkey
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2708942

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Horse can be more delicious than beef. But I think I read somewhere that there was just some problem with the DNA sample?

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