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by pooteeweet
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31567

Re: Arrested Development

I love seeing the actors from this show in other stuff. It just makes me giggle. But then I can't really stop thinking about them as their AD characters, so it sort of confuses the meaning of whatever show/movie I'm seeing them in. Like the actor who played Gob was in a Sex and the City episode and ...
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: An unusual outpouring.
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: An unusual outpouring.

Some people are just too good for this world. I guess. That's how I've heard it put. Makes me hope they're somewhere better now but makes me kind of really mad at them for leaving. Yeah. God damn it.
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hundreds counter Fred Phelps' anti-gay picketers
Replies: 30
Views: 2060

Re: Hundreds counter Fred Phelps' anti-gay picketers

I read about a documentary or a series of interviews about the Phelps church/family a while back. It sounded interesting but I didn't get around to watching it. Does anyone happen to know the name of the documentary (or the name of the interviewer)? It always just sort of... makes my brain hurt, whe...
by pooteeweet
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Futon!
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Futon!

Cheap futons are from HELL! We just finally got rid of ours. The cushion was constantly sliding down onto the floor (this futon was mostly just couch not bed) and it was really heavy and hard to pull back into place. Once the cushion was properly re-positioned it would stay that way for about 10 min...
by pooteeweet
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Occupation / Life Choices
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Poll: Occupation / Life Choices

Post your age, level/style of education, and your current job/career. If it's just a job (not what you hope to be doing for the rest of your life), what are your plans for moving onwards? If it's a career, how did you come to it? Did you always know what you wanted, and took the steps to make it hap...
by pooteeweet
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Help from French speakers?
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Help from French speakers?

I'm looking for input from those who might be familiar enough with French to provide some examples regarding pretty turns of phrase, verbal niceties... I've been meaning to write my grandparents a letter for a while now. I grew up learning French from my mother but my grasp of the language is rudime...
by pooteeweet
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A story I'm writing
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: A story I'm writing

Something about the wording style makes me read it as if Moss from The IT Crowd was narrating.
by pooteeweet
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I has some violence?
Replies: 124
Views: 10342

Re: Can I has some violence?

[[[ Sorry about the length! This post sort of turned into... therapeutic journal-writing or something. I was gonna cut or delete it, but the poster above me just asked for blow-by-blow descriptions of fights so here it is after all (sorry if there aren't many actual blows to recount). Also, I've put...
by pooteeweet
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters

FAN.TASTIC. I'm not *really* a gamer and I'm not often in the mood for documentaries but this was surprisingly engaging and entertaining. I did wonder a bit about the bias-- I mean, it quickly became obvious how the documentarians were setting one guy up to be the villain and the other to be the und...
by pooteeweet
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Russia. Again. But now Poland
Replies: 66
Views: 10349

Re: Russia. Again. But now Poland

Well between reading this thread, and stumbling upon http://www.brightstarsound.com/ yesterday... I'm having a very hard time trying to *not* assume that the world is (maybe sooner than later) headed towards nuclear annihilation. And also that the people and events leading up to it will basically be...
by pooteeweet
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Gwatney killed
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Bill Gwatney killed

(@ sweet concorde) I guess I probably agree and just wanted to bring up something besides the usual gun control debate. When I hear about these stories, I'm curious about the psychological/environmental/social causes* but all anyone seems to do is argue about whether the situation would have been pr...
by pooteeweet
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243816

Re: Ice and Fire?

WOAH!! :shock:
by pooteeweet
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 20948

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

"Is That All There Is" can be depressing, more in a "what's the point of it all", apathetic kind of way than a tragic, crying kind of way. Peggy Lee or PJ Harvey. Couldn't find a youtube video that wasn't stupid.
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Foreign Language Films
Replies: 61
Views: 6718

Re: Favorite Foreign Language Films

Nobody mentioned Oldboy yet? Without a doubt one of my favourite Asian movies. Korean movies in general are very good, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and Lady Vengeance are good. The Host, that was mentioned before, is another Korean gem. That's funny, I hadn't heard of any of these before but recentl...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada Bus Beheading
Replies: 63
Views: 5545

Re: Canada Bus Beheading

I think what freaks me out the most about this (besides the Windigo thing) is that nobody did anything to help when the guy was being stabbed to death!?! If I'm taking a nap on the bus and psycho from across the aisle decides to gut me, none of the 40 people around me are going to interfere? WTFWTFW...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DeBeers: Adding insult to injury.
Replies: 54
Views: 5749

Re: DeBeers: Adding insult to injury.

This reminds me of a documentary someone recommended to me, where they take a few super-famous rappers (i.e. guys who are central to the promotion, within a certain culture, of diamonds as status symbols etc) on a tour of some fucked-up diamond mines or something like that. Bling: A Planet Rock I ha...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Gwatney killed
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Bill Gwatney killed

Did anyone else notice that the shooter was on anti-depressants, and wonder whether that might have had something to do with it? To clarify: haven't there been stories here and there about various anti-depressants and sleeping pills which randomly cause a few people to become suddenly suicidal? I do...
by pooteeweet
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 20948

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

(Speaking of Pink Floyd,) For some reason I've always found "Wish You Were Here" to be crushingly depressing. No matter where I am when I happen to hear it, I have to make a concerted effort not to pay too much attention to it or I'll suddenly be on the verge of tears. Also the "Booke...
by pooteeweet
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Foreign Language Films
Replies: 61
Views: 6718

Re: Favorite Foreign Language Films

Love and Anarchy - Lina Wertmuller. (I've never heard anyone talk about this movie; is it that obscure or do most not find it worth mentioning?) I just find it very pretty, sad, and amusing all at once. Most of it takes place in a 1930s Italian bordello, where an endearingly tragicomic anarchist pea...
by pooteeweet
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31567

Re: Arrested Development

I have been forcing myself, for almost a year now, to NOT re-watch Arrested Development anymore because if I ever made myself get sick of this show I would die a little bit inside. Soon, the time will be right for me to begin a... 4th? 6th? viewing and I will be full of so much gleeeeeee! My favorit...
by pooteeweet
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Started dating a veggie-- HALP!
Replies: 63
Views: 6506

Re: Started dating a veggie-- HALP!

I've been dating a vegetarian for a while now and have had very little trouble. As a recent college grad I'm not used to eating meat every day anyways (the dining hall's meat was often unappealing, and dorm life lends itself more to making noodles than cooking steak). I did convert my man back to fi...
by pooteeweet
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: WTF? Why? (Isaac Hayes dead at 65)
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: WTF? Why? (Isaac Hayes dead at 65)

Does it seem like cool people are dying en masse lately, or is it a pretty normal rate and I just never used to notice the deaths of prominent figures?
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61469

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Wait, so you're suggesting that Zampano sincerely believed The Navidson Record existed? Or what? The story is like a game of telephone. Somewhere along the chain someone was completely delusional, a fraud, or deceived. You can't tell from the finished narrative where that happened. Forget the film,...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243816

Re: Ice and Fire?

I really need to re-read the series... I think I kind of zoned out after the wedding massacre at the Twins when, like, EVERYONE died... I was so very unhappy about that, that I think I sort of subconsciously made myself not care about any of the characters after that. So now I have a hard time recal...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cost to %proof ratio.
Replies: 110
Views: 15195

Re: Cost to %proof ratio.

There are two things you can do to dramatically improve the taste of cheap forties. 1) Make a Brass Monkey (or, as I've dubbed it--and if this term becomes popularized, I coined it!--the Poor Man's Mimosa): Drink your forty down to the top of the label, then fill it back up to the top with orange ju...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles
Replies: 34
Views: 3269

Re: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles

For a delicious, quasi-gourmet ramen: RAMEN AND WINE SAUCE!!! Chop an onion (or a couple of shallots if possible) and fry it for a little while. Add red wine (it's a good way to use up the turned remnants of a bottle)-- about a half cup or so. Chop up half a bouillon cube and mix a little bit of sug...
by pooteeweet
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cheney & Co Considered Faking Hostilities in Iran
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: Cheney & Co Considered Faking Hostilities in Iran

Of course, the CIA has a long history of doing things like this (there's some intelligence term for it, I can't remember what it is), just usually not involving the US so directly. But plenty of times the CIA has hired thugs to wipe out a village or two so they can blame it on rebels and start a ci...
by pooteeweet
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243816

Re: Ice and Fire?

Yeah, sixty isn't too old... but according to Wikipedia the series was begun in 1991; and each book took, in order, 4, 2, 2, and 5 years to complete. The next book is looking like a 4-year project (unless it takes even longer). If ADWD's publication gets pushed further and further back for a while, ...
by pooteeweet
Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243816

Re: Ice and Fire?

*GASP!!* I just had an awful awful thought! GRRM is getting... well... kind of old-ish, isn't he? He's got a big white beard and everything. Well... If he takes this long or longer to write each of the rest of the books in the series, isn't there a decent chance he might stroke out or have a heart a...
by pooteeweet
Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61469

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Hmm. Leaving aside for the moment that they are all imaginary characters of another imaginary mind... Does the fact that the film doesn't exist connect with the fact that Zampano is blind and has the whole thing described to him by another person (another degree of narrative separation...)? Wait, yo...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food storage / spoilage / safety
Replies: 26
Views: 7890

Food storage / spoilage / safety

So. I think it would be nice to have a thread discussing the ins and outs of how to keep your food from going bad, of how to tell if you're unsure of an item's edibility, and of under what circumstances a faulty decision could have severe consequences. I don't have a specific, pressing question in m...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles
Replies: 34
Views: 3269

Re: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles

Frozen shiitake mushrooms and frozen spinach (thaw slightly, then break it up into single-serving sizes, re-wrap and re-freeze for convenient ramenization). These are excellent with oriental-flavor ramen. Leeks also work quite well--buy a bunch, wash and chop, then freeze small portions in ziplock b...
by pooteeweet
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cost to %proof ratio.
Replies: 110
Views: 15195

Re: Cost to %proof ratio.

Back to the %/$ matter, I think the chart would be more useful if it dropped the price/state listings and just made a comparison of the common retail-sale volumes, crossed with their corresponding common alcohol contents. And there's nothing wrong with (once in a while) drinking just to get drunk! I...
by pooteeweet
Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243816

Re: Ice and Fire?

I was fully convinced for a while that Dragons was coming out in September (fuck you, Amazon.com!!!). Argh. Argh.
by pooteeweet
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Post-Thanksgiving day Sammich

What on earth possessed you to post about Thanksgiving food in the middle of July? Now I'm craving turkey, damn you!
by pooteeweet
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 80830

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

How the hell could Hera be the final Cylon? Weren't the final 5 supposed to have been around for longer than the other models? Or am I completely making that up? I really need to re-watch everything before the rest airs.
by pooteeweet
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: slaughterhouse 5
Replies: 33
Views: 6106

Re: slaughterhouse 5

Till now I don't think I'd ever realized that there are actually people who dislike Vonnegut.
by pooteeweet
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Crossing
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Book Crossing

I've been meaning to sign up for this but when I think of just releasing my books into the wild I become afraid for their safety. What if, instead of being picked up by a potential appreciative reader, they get thrown out with the day's debris? Poor little books, rotting away in some landfill...
by pooteeweet
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: cakewaffles
Replies: 24
Views: 3144

Re: cakewaffles

GLEE!!

I found this the other day. I haven't tried them yet but I'm so super-duper excited. Hash browns! In a waffle-iron! Link: http://www.chow.com/stories/11092
by pooteeweet
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making
Replies: 103
Views: 18519

Re: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making

Woe is me... The fridge contains cheese, hummus, various mustards, artichoke hearts, jalapeno peppers, tapenade, and more... But I have no money to buy bread till next week. *whimper*

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