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Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:01 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Rule #1: Don't let inanimate objects outsmart you.

I thought #1 was never get involved in a land war in Asia?

Everybody ignores that rule.


I haven't, and I bet I know at 3 other people who haven't.
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Postby ElectricMonk » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:29 am

Major Malfunction wrote:I'm more concerned with Gord's depiction of glowing green sky dicks. It's not even close to reality.



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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:50 pm

Not "swamp" gas?
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:08 pm

Gord wrote:I went to a charity paint night tonight and painted this.

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I think you can see the influence from Gauguin, van Gogh, and the influenza virus currently burning my brain like midwinter fuel.

Cost me fifty bucks! But at least I know it's going to a worthy cause, whatever that is. I probably should have asked. Should I have asked? In hindsight, it seems like a thing I should have asked.
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Postby Gord » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:14 am

It's actually a painting of three other paintings of another painting that wasn't even there.

Not until after I started painting the glowy green stuff in the sky did someone mention it was supposed to represent the aurora. Then I changed it to look more like the aurora and less like giant green space caterpillars.

My astronomy skillz got put to good use 'cause I knew what the Moon and the aurora should look like, so I made mine "better" than the three examples were shown as our examples.

And my influenza fever is still with me! Every time I see my painting, it's like a new shock to my eyes. "What's that!" ..."oh, right. THAT thing."
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:21 am

Gord wrote:It's actually a painting of three other paintings of another painting that wasn't even there.

Not until after I started painting the glowy green stuff in the sky did someone mention it was supposed to represent the aurora. Then I changed it to look more like the aurora and less like giant green space caterpillars.

My astronomy skillz got put to good use 'cause I knew what the Moon and the aurora should look like, so I made mine "better" than the three examples were shown as our examples.

And my influenza fever is still with me! Every time I see my painting, it's like a new shock to my eyes. "What's that!" ..."oh, right. THAT thing."

Was it you?
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:25 pm

A cockroach set-off one of my mousetraps. That's how big they are Downunder. :)
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Postby KevinLevites » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:30 pm

fromthehills wrote:Am I right in thinking that James Bond always carried the Walther PPK, and the bad guy always carried a Sig Sauer P239? I'm sure about the Walther, but not the Sig.


In the books, he also carried a .25 Beretta. I actually like the original books by Ian Flemming...completely, 100% different from the movies.

You have to look past a certian amount of racism, but the books were written in the 1950s and early 60s.

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Postby KevinLevites » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:34 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:A cockroach set-off one of my mousetraps. That's how big they are Downunder. :)


We have our share of huge vermin here in South Florida...some transplanted from other countries.

Giant water bugs have set off mousetraps down here. They are, in some cases, larger than mice...and they bite very painfully (although not as painfully as your Sidney Funnelweb spider, I'm sure).

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:42 pm

Why do you put mousetraps in the water?
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Postby Poodle » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:59 pm

Sidney Funnelweb - one of the best singers ever to come out of Australia. Strange he should choose that name considering he came from Durwin.

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Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:12 pm

KevinLevites wrote: In the books, he also carried a .25 Beretta. I actually like the original books by Ian Flemming...completely, 100% different from the movies.


I like the original books as well because they are somewhat plausible.

Diamonds are Forever was simply Treasury asking the British Foreign office to seek information on diamond smuggling by the Mafia. No space ships or lasers were in the book at all.

Casino Royale was simply the Foreign office contracting James Bond, a card player, to bankrupt a KGB spy paymaster to disrupt Soviet operations in Western Europe.

The first bad group in the books, SMERSH, was a real Soviet GRU (Army intelligence) organisation. (Смерть шпионам "Death to Spies" ) However in reality SMERSH weeded out Soviet soldiers who had been captured, returned and had seen and wanted a western style government.


Ian Fleming was in Naval Operations. He only saw military intelligence gathering and did not encounter Russian civilian organisations like the KGB. I assume he heard KGB stories from the Joint Intelligence Council and wrote his books.

John Cornwell ( John Le Carre ) was a SIS intelligence officer who quit to write books. I assume he maintained his network of co-workers to get stories. I think that's why his stories always reflect actual events. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974) was based on the rumours that Roger Hollis, director of Mi5 was a Soviet mole. Depending on your own view Peter Wright confirmed this in his banned book Spycatcher. (Oddly that makes Peter Wright = George Smiley in the books.

Our Current Prime Minister, was Peter Wright's barrister, concerning the book Spycatcher in the 1980s. This was when the English services were probably penetrated by the old KGB.
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Postby KevinLevites » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:18 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:Why do you put mousetraps in the water?

I should have clarified.

Giant waterbugs are actually amphibious. They fly, they crawl around lights, and they live in water.

They have a painful, nasty bite.

The males actually carry and care for the eggs.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:37 am

How do you get bitten by one of those? It's not like you wouldn't notice one land on you...
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Major Malfunction wrote:How do you get bitten by one of those? It's not like you wouldn't notice one land on you...

If you live in a scuzzy flat because you're a college student, and stumble out of bed only partially aware because you have a hangover, and get bitten on your bare feet while staggering to the bathroom.

Also, they can bite your feet while swimming because they, evidentally, mistake your toes for prey.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:17 pm

Now I see why you put mousetraps in water.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:31 pm

:lol:

And here I thought they were for these :-P
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Postby Poodle » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:37 pm

KevinLevites wrote:
Major Malfunction wrote:How do you get bitten by one of those? It's not like you wouldn't notice one land on you...

If you live in a scuzzy flat because you're a college student, and stumble out of bed only partially aware because you have a hangover, and get bitten on your bare feet while staggering to the bathroom.

Also, they can bite your feet while swimming because they, evidentally, mistake your toes for prey.

It could be much worse if you stumble out of bed with a hangover and sit on the floor.

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Postby Gord » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:59 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:It's actually a painting of three other paintings of another painting that wasn't even there.

Not until after I started painting the glowy green stuff in the sky did someone mention it was supposed to represent the aurora. Then I changed it to look more like the aurora and less like giant green space caterpillars.

My astronomy skillz got put to good use 'cause I knew what the Moon and the aurora should look like, so I made mine "better" than the three examples were shown as our examples.

And my influenza fever is still with me! Every time I see my painting, it's like a new shock to my eyes. "What's that!" ..."oh, right. THAT thing."

Was it you?

No, but I would have called it Steve too.

Also, I don't think I would have thought it was not Aurora. Hell, I may have grown up looking at Steve and calling him Aurora.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:50 am

Same {!#%@}, different genitals.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:48 am

Channeling gorgeous now, or maybe even Tom… but might the Syria chemical attack have been a wag the dog by Trump, to divert attention from the Russian probe as well as his porn star hanky-panky? :roll:

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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:16 pm

What, siccing soldiers on a yuge caravan desperate group of mostly women and children isn't enough?
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:59 pm

Just mulling over methods of body disposal, and came up with these… any others which come to mind?

Soilent Green
Mummification
Desiccation
Burial at sea
Air burial for the buzzards
Predation by big cats or hyenas
Cremation
Flattening by a steam roller
Left to rot away in the forest
Liquefaction in a vat of acid
Entombment in a casket
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm

:shock: What did she do?!
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Postby Gord » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:07 am

TJrandom wrote:Soilent Green

SOYLENT Green. SOYLENT.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/soylent-n ... -1.4371535
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:19 am

TJrandom wrote:Just mulling over methods of body disposal, and came up with these… any others which come to mind?

Soilent Green
Mummification
Desiccation
Burial at sea
Air burial for the buzzards
Predation by big cats or hyenas
Cremation
Flattening by a steam roller
Left to rot away in the forest
Liquefaction in a vat of acid
Entombment in a casket
Entombed in concrete
Shot into space


In the Lazy Boy in front of the tv.....etc (hmmmm....that is where..... the process would be desiccation?)
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Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:26 am

Unless you break out in spontaneous human combustion. :-P
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:34 am

Gord wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Soilent Green

SOYLENT Green. SOYLENT.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/soylent-n ... -1.4371535


My Green comes from adding Soil, not Soy... :lol:

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Postby TJrandom » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 am

I just recalled... Cannibalism... and maybe vaporization in a nuclear event...
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:40 am

scrmbldggs wrote::shock: What did she do?!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Being steam-rolled? WTF is that? When was that ever popular?

(Except Tiananmen Square)
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:05 pm

I think "eaten by maggots" would be different from mere rotting?
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:18 pm

I'd love to donate my body to be chucked under a bush and occasionally forensically poked with a stick.

There's a place in Tasmania that does that, but unfortunately they're too cheap to import bodies without enough heads.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:27 pm

There are several body farms in the USA. They might prefer pigs?
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm

Best I can find is about a two-hour drive. And they'll put you in a hessian sack in a shallow grave, and plant a tree on you.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:51 pm

Illegal to grow your own too..........
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm

TJrandom wrote:I just recalled... Cannibalism....

Had this conversation with a lady friend just last night.

I would in a survival situation. They don't need it anymore. Which bits would you like?
Probably the butt.
That's a bit fatty. I'd go for a bit of limb.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

We are supposed to be very similar to pigs. I wonder what stomach fat would taste like? otoh: pigs were and are bred specifically for taste. Hoomans: not so much.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 pm

There's some DNA test that shows we're all mostly descended from cannibals.

Reports say we're tastier pork. Probably like goats are tastier sheep.

I'm not a huge fan of pork, but the salted &/or smoke-cured version I definitely am.
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:22 pm

Taxidermy
Corroded by strong alkali
fossilized (man, the rituals just seem to go on and on and on . . .
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