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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Amirya » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:06 pm

One of my colleagues asked me if I was "pretty young." I asked her to clarify what "pretty young" means, and she said, "I don't know, twenty-four?"

"No. In fact, in March is when I'm turning thirty-four."

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:07 pm

Doesnt mean I won't fly, but its really the last option to be considered... and I have consumed a large amount of relaxants to mellow out when I have had to in the past...

as for other phobias... spiders make me scream like a little girl...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:24 pm

A New Zealander has the declared war on cats!
http://news.yahoo.com/nz-eradicate-pet- ... 42599.html
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:51 pm

theckhd wrote:The book Freakonomics gave a pretty compelling argument correlating legalized abortion and crime in general, though if my memory serves not specifically mass murder or gun violence. Their argument made sense, though (fewer children being brought up in abusive/unwanted situations and ending up in gangs was the bulk of it, I think).


There's a pretty solid correlation between environmental lead and crime rates. With studies done from the individual level to the national level.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Klaudandus wrote:A New Zealander has the declared war on cats!
http://news.yahoo.com/nz-eradicate-pet- ... 42599.html


One does not simply declare war on cats! That's suicide!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:45 pm

Holy shit, Japan was able to make Adventure Time even more awesome!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy0BEWgI ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Thanks Klaud, I'm flying across the pacific again in a few days... :shock: :cry: :?

But for me, its not flying itself that scares me, it's the turbulence that scares the hell out of me, and the lack of control feeling that it creates. I've seen the stress tests on plane wings, but I'll still be wide awake for a 22 hour flight if it's bumping at all...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Kelerei » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:00 am

Klaudandus wrote:The South African Airways is a toss-up. At the time, South African Airways was really controlled by the government and because SA was under embargo, it is said that the Helderberg was carrying stuff they shouldn't have and it exploded in the cargo hold. Chalk this one up to conspiracy theory.


And there's still a lot of conspiracy theories around that one in these parts. :wink:
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:25 am

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:34 am

Era wrote:Phobias are rarely rational to begin with (if ever? I haven't checked the definition), so I think it's fair to assume that we can't cure his fear of flying and/or heights through statistics.


Well a phobia has to be irrational by definition, becuase a rational fear isn't a phobia, its just common sense (a fear of deadly venemous snakes or spiders for instance is healthy).

A phobia, if I remember my psychology course correctly, is the brains overreaction to a rational base fear developed over thousands of years by virtue of the fearless dieing to the stuff otehrs avoided - survival of the fittest is a harsh mistress when it comes to mistakes.

Edit: and lets face it, hurtling along at lift.generating speeds in - essentially - a metal tube 30.000 feet in the air is - not - natural. We've only had flight for ~100 years.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fetzie » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:24 am

My mum said that she conquered her fear of flying when she had to change at Charlotte (NC) Airport on the way home from a conference. As in, she knew she'd have to fly to get out of that place :p
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:29 am

"10 man guilds aren't the only ones upset: Vodka, Blood Legion and other 25 man guilds are protesting their lack of inclusion in the arrest, fearing they missed out on a possible feat of strength and accusing Blizzard of, once again, catering to casuals"


10/10
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Mannstein » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:40 am

Nooska wrote:
Era wrote:Phobias are rarely rational to begin with (if ever? I haven't checked the definition), so I think it's fair to assume that we can't cure his fear of flying and/or heights through statistics.


Well a phobia has to be irrational by definition, becuase a rational fear isn't a phobia, its just common sense (a fear of deadly venemous snakes or spiders for instance is healthy).

A phobia, if I remember my psychology course correctly, is the brains overreaction to a rational base fear developed over thousands of years by virtue of the fearless dieing to the stuff otehrs avoided - survival of the fittest is a harsh mistress when it comes to mistakes.

Edit: and lets face it, hurtling along at lift.generating speeds in - essentially - a metal tube 30.000 feet in the air is - not - natural. We've only had flight for ~100 years.


What you mean phobia isn't racional? I know people who have the following phobias:
Malusdomesticaphobia - Perfectly normal seeing a person stop eating and fleeing the table when faced with one of this monsters. (wife of a friend of mine), her comment was "the greens are the worst"

Ornithophobia - I have seen a grown men retreat in fear, when 1 of this behemoths landed in front of him... (friend of mine) In the case the beast was a Columbidae.
I can't see how someone says these fears are not rational.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 am

Apples and Birds?

Ok, those are worse than mine.

And remember pickle girl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x4_-as0rv4
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:52 am

Teranoid wrote:
"10 man guilds aren't the only ones upset: Vodka, Blood Legion and other 25 man guilds are protesting their lack of inclusion in the arrest, fearing they missed out on a possible feat of strength and accusing Blizzard of, once again, catering to casuals"


10/10


Who? what? where?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:58 am

The last line of that Daily Blink pic.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fetzie » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:49 am

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:01 am

I knew it! Obama is a Lizard from Reptulon V in the Zeta Reticulli system!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:51 am

I know now what the J.J. in JJ Abrams name means.






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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:51 am

Girl working the tills at the supermarket sang to me! ^^
She was humming as I passed along my items, and then with melody went "Do you want a baaag?"~
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Microsoft missing the point.
http://news.yahoo.com/64gb-surface-pro- ... 05076.html

Seriously... advertise a 64GB tablet that only has 23 GB of usable space. GENIUS!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fetzie » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:12 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Microsoft missing the point.
http://news.yahoo.com/64gb-surface-pro- ... 05076.html

Seriously... advertise a 64GB tablet that only has 23 GB of usable space. GENIUS!


Look up the free space on the smallest Surface RT if you want a laugh :)
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Worldie » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:47 pm

People making interesting applyes to your guild, being accepted, transferring + faction transferring, being invited, then disappearing from the server after few days without a word.

I r confused.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Rhiannon » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:16 pm

Reminds me of this trial, after killing one boss during his first raid.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:23 pm

Actually I can understand it.

Your raid group or guild melts down, you go through all the work to find a new one and apply and transfer, and after all of that you finally realize that you've had enough... Surely you Worldie could understand, given all your guild destructions... :D
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