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Re: Today You Learned

Postby I Am Raven » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:34 pm UTC

HedgehogsAreFunneh wrote:Today I learned that even though a certain boy and I have been friends since grade 3 and frequently have twenty-minute conversations about absolutely nothing face to face, a single call from him (admittedly, to my mom) makes me shaky and nervous because I have to call him back and ask him why he called in the first place!!!

I also learned that if said boy doesn't pick up when I make said call, and the answering machine comes on, I become a rambling idiot with random starts and stops in my speech!!!

Luckily, I cut myself off on the phone before I sounded *too* much like a rambling idiot, but I still have a bunch of nervous energy which I'm working out by typing this post really fast and putting in a lot of exclamation marks!!!

I really, *really* like this guy but I don't actually have the courage to tell him yet!!!

Wheeeeaaarrrgghheee!!!


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Re: Today You Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:54 pm UTC

Today I learned how to make an awesome boat type thing out of paper.
Good old origami.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Blinke » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:47 pm UTC

Today I learned that just because someone adds you to msn doesn't mean they actually want to talk to you.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Silvyr » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:50 pm UTC

Today I learned, that little dragons made out of paper are really creepy and they turn and stare at you. :shock:

Also, I relearned just how amazing 300 was :D
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Cheese » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:03 pm UTC

Silvyr wrote:Today I learned, that little dragons made out of paper are really creepy and they turn and stare at you.
Would this be the dragon with the concave head? We made one of those before the Higher physics exam this year, and it's still sitting in one of the rooms looking creepy...
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby I Am Raven » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:03 pm UTC

Silvyr wrote:Also, I relearned just how amazing 300 was :D

RAAAAAARGGHHH!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby mat-tina » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:26 pm UTC

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Silvyr wrote:Also, I relearned just how amazing 300 was :D

RAAAAAARGGHHH!

Quoted for rage.

I paid money to go see that!
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Tjencks » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:44 am UTC

Today i learned that doors some doors just lock behind you no matter how much you will them not to, and no matter how hard you bang on the door they will not unlock. :mrgreen:

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby 3fj » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:51 am UTC

That Taurine > Crack on all fronts.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby crazyjimbo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:06 am UTC

Blinke wrote:Today I learned that just because someone adds you to msn doesn't mean they actually want to talk to you.


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Re: Today You Learned

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:18 am UTC

Blinke wrote:Today I learned that just because someone adds you to msn doesn't mean they actually want to talk to you.
Yeah, I've had that happen too. :(

I learned yesterday that I'm not the only xkcd reader in town! \o/ Someone posted "compiling" on the wall of a computer lab.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Silvyr » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:39 am UTC

Cheese wrote:]Would this be the dragon with the concave head? We made one of those before the Higher physics exam this year, and it's still sitting in one of the rooms looking creepy...


Yes. Yes it would... It was extra credit in my psychology class. It's currently sitting atop my fridge in hopes I scare my brother. XD
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Silvyr wrote:Also, I relearned just how amazing 300 was :D

RAAAAAARGGHHH!

Quoted for rage.

I paid money to go see that!



o.O did you not like it?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Zer088 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:56 am UTC

concave face? If its what i think it is, i saw one of Jesus... it follows you everywhere you move. i couldn't do anything bad for the rest of the day.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:12 am UTC

Today I Learned just how awesome Gone with the Blastwave is.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:04 am UTC

It turns out wanting something doesn't make it real, no matter how elaborately you fool yourself.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby z4lis » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:16 am UTC

ParanoidAndroid wrote:It turns out wanting something doesn't make it real, no matter how elaborately you fool yourself.


Wait. You want things that aren't real?

*inches away*

Today I learned that yelling at/with drunken strangers in the (American) football stadium can be rather entertaining.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:20 am UTC

z4lis wrote:
ParanoidAndroid wrote:It turns out wanting something doesn't make it real, no matter how elaborately you fool yourself.


Wait. You want things that aren't real?

*inches away*


Oddly appropriate response...

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby MirrorWing » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:43 pm UTC

Today I learned that if I set my alarm clock for 7am, my friend Catherine will inevitably wake me up at 6:30 by knocking over one of my dresser drawers, and I'll end up sleeping 'til past 9am. >.<

Concave-head dragons? o__o What is this awesome-sounding awesomeness?
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Postby The Hyphenator » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:45 pm UTC

MirrorWing wrote:Today I learned that if I set my alarm clock for 7am, my friend Catherine will inevitably wake me up at 6:30 by knocking over one of my dresser drawers, and I'll end up sleeping 'til past 9am. >.<

Concave-head dragons? o__o What is this awesome-sounding awesomeness?

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby carbohydrated » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:02 pm UTC

I learned that alcohol + trees = climbing trees, which is always a bad idea.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby I Am Raven » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:52 pm UTC

carbohydrated wrote:I learned that alcohol + trees = climbing trees, which is always a bad super awesome idea.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby 3fj » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:54 pm UTC

3fj wrote:That Taurine > Crack on all fronts.

That this is true until the next morning.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Silvyr » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:07 pm UTC

For people still curious about teh concave headed dragon.. theres a video showing you what he does :D I named mine Vincent ^.^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_LhTPs2f8M

It's pretty freaking amazing actually XD

Today I learned that my love of Chinese food serves as not only a great excuse to use chopsticks, but a way to get a date to homecoming XDDD My friend is taking me because now we can go eat Chinese beforehand. I will never understand guys...
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Postby MirrorWing » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:40 pm UTC

Silvyr wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_LhTPs2f8M

serves as not only a great excuse to use chopsticks


Oh my gawd, that is INCREDIBLY creepy. o____o I needs to make me one of those. Though I wouldn't name him Vincent, I can't hear that name without thinking Vincent of Final Fantasy... >.>

And one does not need an excuse to use chopsticks. I was catching a bite to eat over at UCF with my buddy last Thursday, and I got an "oreo mudslide", which was essentially a plastic cup filled with layers of chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and oreo cookie crumbs. I ate it with chopsticks from the nearby sushi bar just to prove to my buddy that I could.

We then got into an argument over how it is quite possible to eat soup with chopsticks as well, via the same mechanism as a cat's tongue - the little grooves in the cheap wooden chopsticks would catch droplets of the soup each time you stuck them in the liquid. It would take FOREVER, but you could do it.
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Postby Silvyr » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:33 pm UTC

Mhmm, they are. I was showing it to my friend and he was like "Oh me yarm.. i need one now.." so he printed out six and intends to place them randomly all over his desk XD

http://www.grand-illusions.com/opticalillusions/three_dragons/

Thats teh site taht you can download them from.

Yeah. I use chopsticks for EVERYTHING, but then I get looked at like I'm crazy [as if I don't get that look anyways XD] but I guess I should've rephrased. Chinese food is a great excuse to use chopsticks in public without extreme ridicule. It doesn't really bother me, it's just annoying to be sitting there and every 5 seconds have someone ask me why I'm using chopsticks. Or how to use chopsticks. Or where I got them from.

I've gotten into arguments about eating soup with chopsticks like that too! I came up with the same idea. I'm committed to finding a better solution though. If not better, at least more creative :D
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Blinke » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:54 pm UTC

Silvyr wrote:Mhmm, they are. I was showing it to my friend and he was like "Oh me yarm.. i need one now.." so he printed out six and intends to place them randomly all over his desk XD

http://www.grand-illusions.com/opticalillusions/three_dragons/

Thats teh site taht you can download them from.

Wow, I gotta remember to do one of those tomorrow! I should put one in the kitchen and watch people's reactions :D

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:13 pm UTC

I've never understood the appeal of using chopsticks. Most people I've ever known to use them just have the attitude of doing it just to show they can. It just seems to me that forks and spoons are much more efficient at delivering food to your mouth.
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Postby kriel » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:16 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:I've never understood the appeal of using chopsticks. Most people I've ever known to use them just have the attitude of doing it just to show they can. It just seems to me that forks and spoons are much more efficient at delivering food to your mouth.
Stabbing stuff to eat it can say something about the attitude of the culture.

However, it also does limit some of the things that can be eaten. I'm sorry, but much american food is just not meant to be eaten with chopsticks. Tried pizza lately? Or how about hamburgers? Cookies? Salad?

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Postby roc314 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:34 pm UTC

kriel wrote:However, it also does limit some of the things that can be eaten. I'm sorry, but much american food is just not meant to be eaten with chopsticks. Tried pizza lately? Or how about hamburgers? Cookies? Salad?


With the exception of salad, all those are usually eaten with only the hands. Which interestingly enough, seems to be quite common in American food. Hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, even ice cream to a degree, most stereotypical American foods are eaten with the hands. I wonder what that says about our culture?

I think chopsticks are as universally useful as forks. Both can be used for about the same amount, but occasionally need to be complemented with spoons or knives (the Chinese do use knives, but they are generally used before cooking so that the meat and such is all bite sized (I guess this would diminish the use of chopsticks for a steak or something like that). Which is unlike how much of the Western world likes to cut immediately before it is eaten (is this coincidence or due to another difference in cultural norms?)). It's mostly a question of preference. If you grew up with chopsticks, they will be much more natural than a fork to you. I personally prefer a fork, but find chopsticks are useful for chips (both British and American varieties) along with any food intended for chopsticks.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Haistfu » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:58 pm UTC

I learned that Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton University before he got into government.

roc314 wrote: I personally prefer a fork, but find chopsticks are useful for chips (both British and American varieties) along with any food intended for chopsticks.

Aaaand I learned the above.
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Postby roc314 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:09 pm UTC

Today I learned that Stoic theory scares me. Some of that stuff about giving up all desire for happiness for a simple life doesn't sit well with my views (I know it is more complex than that, but as I don't agree with some of the ideas the desire for a simple life is based on, that's all it is to me).
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:49 pm UTC

Today I learned that some people still need to get the memo not to post in funny colors.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Haistfu » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:52 pm UTC

Mr. Beck wrote:Today I learned that some people still need to get the memo not to post in funny colors.

Do you consider maroon to be a funnier color or word?
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby kriel » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:55 pm UTC

Haistfu, many people consider Red (and anything reddish, maroon, etc) to be a mod speaking. The mods have been known to get very mad about people speaking in red without... you know... being mods.

For the most part, speaking in funny colors is generally discouraged, except in FaiD. But then again, not much _is_ discouraged in FaiD.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Haistfu » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:02 am UTC

kriel wrote:Haistfu, many people consider Red (and anything reddish, maroon, etc) to be a mod speaking. The mods have been known to get very mad about people speaking in red without... you know... being mods.

For the most part, speaking in funny colors is generally discouraged, except in FaiD. But then again, not much _is_ discouraged in FaiD.

I actually just got PM'd about the mod bit.

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:37 am UTC

Haistfu wrote:
Mr. Beck wrote:Today I learned that some people still need to get the memo not to post in funny colors.

Do you consider maroon to be a funnier color or word?

OK, that was pretty funny :P .

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby Haistfu » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:39 am UTC

Mr. Beck wrote:OK, that was pretty funny :P .

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Re: Today You Learned

Postby muffin of doom » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:23 am UTC

Today I learned that just because it is sunny and clear when I wake up doesn't mean that it won't start raining heavily in time to cancel the school track and field competition that was scheduled for today. Needless to say, there was much disappointment among both the teachers and the students.

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Postby ACU-LP » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:18 pm UTC

muffin of doom wrote:Today I learned that just because it is sunny and clear when I wake up doesn't mean that it won't start raining heavily in time to cancel the school track and field competition that was scheduled for today. Needless to say, there was much disappointment among both the teachers and the students.

Just because its raining horrifically and the school oval is a swimming pool, doesnt mean the school sports day wont go ahead.
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Re: Today You Learned

Postby I Am Raven » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:37 pm UTC

@red: although the red was a different red than Satan's Minions the mods use, it was still red...
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