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General Chat / Re: Winter 2012 ADVANCED Poster Awards!
« on: February 10, 2013, 02:36:29 AM »
Still catching up on previous posts so I can't in good faith vote on a lot of these but I can still at least go with

Deezer Award: Deezer

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: February 09, 2013, 11:25:31 PM »
Or you can do what Notre Dame did and allow the show to be run, have everyone protest against it, and then cancel it after 1 performance and vow to never allow it again

because you're sooooooo 21th century like that

EDIT: PS the typo in the line above is deliberate, but I'll leave it as an exercise to the viewer to decide whether it is the first two or second two characters that are typed wrong EDGY POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Forum Games / Re: You Groan, You Lose
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:25:24 PM »
On a related aside from my previous post, the fact that almost 2/3rds the population "fails" this test made me lose today.

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: What's your opinion on swearing/cussing?
« on: February 09, 2013, 01:40:05 PM »
Generally I won't swear often in more formal social settings, but I swear in ways that'd make a drunk sailor blush when with friends/talking to myself.

I also see some things will never change here :P

Forum Games / Re: You Laugh, You Lose
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:54:19 PM »

cliffs: An ESL teacher in Korea takes comic strips from an offbeat comic writer, removes the dialogue, and has his students re-write them as an assignment. Here is the results. I lose every single time I read the fisherman/mermaid one. I'm still trying to figure out exactly WHAT I find that funny about it but I can't look at it and not laugh.

Forum Games / Re: What's on your Paste?
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:35:41 PM »[id="abPleaBar"]

Oh, the Adblock script to remove the "please whistlist us from your adblocker" bar that appears if you go to with an adblocker. I actually don't mind doing this for most sites, but Fark's ads tend to be Teahadist propaganda (SAVE MICHELLE BACHMANN FROM LIBERAL SMEAR CAMPAIGNS!!!!!1 was literally the first thing I got when I actually did whitelist them temporarily) so no dice you Fascist scum you get nothing

you lose good day sir

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage
« on: February 07, 2013, 04:35:51 PM »
The last time I looked at this thread, the split of votes was like 10/6/5/5/6 or something. Seeing it as it is now pleases me.

Ok, that site's gotta be a Poe. Too many dog whistles and most actual bigots are slightly less overt about the dichotomy between their bigotry and the tenets of their religion.

That or my head is completely refusing to believe that this can be a real thing, even if there's actually a market for a site such as this.

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: February 06, 2013, 04:41:48 PM »
This reminds me of the Biology and Anatomy teacher at a school that had the students all say "penis" and "******" out loud about twenty times each at the start of the reproduction unit. 

Edit:  The censor is sexist!

This post pretty much defines the FF right here ah hahahahaha

Forum Games / Re: You Groan, You Lose
« on: February 03, 2013, 03:18:04 AM »
Grading papers over the weekend for overtime pay. One of the questions on the paper is:

"True or False: Given two numbers x and y, if x/y > 0, then x > 0 and y > 0. If this is false, explain why or give a counterexample."

This is actually missed pretty frequently. However, I grab a paper to grade today and the answer they gave was:

"False because nothing is greater than zero."

I lost, silently wept to myself, and ragequit the paper for the day. Like, how do I even correct this without being condescending? "Your answer is correct, but your reasoning is not correct. For example, 1 is greater than zero."


Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: February 03, 2013, 03:03:30 AM »
I always just used "they," also. I mean, if "you" can refer to one or multiple people, why not "they?" I also have a very odd language quirk in my speech where I refer to myself as "we" in everyday speech semi-regularly (and no, I don't have multiple personalities). Yea lol English pronouns

So you identify as asexual also, Sapph? Cool. I never "got" society's fixations/hangups on sex either, and I'm ... well, "straight-ish." It's good to recognize that'd you'd prefer a heteroromantic asexual partner opposed to trying to compromise with a heterosexual -- as the latter instance runs into several problems except in rare cases. Mainly, for the heterosexual partner's needs to be met either the asexual has to have sex at least occasionally (which, for those who think this is no big deal, imagine being compelled to have sex with a member of your non-preferred sex "at least occasionally"), or be ok with letting their partner have non-romantic sex with others, which may be impractical for certain personality types. Right now the setup of my relationship is a slight mix of both (I don't really ask my partner for sexual favors since I personally have hangups with demanding things from people that they don't like) with a third element that makes the relationship far more workable sexually (which I'm not going to go into much detail on because it's semi-personal).

Of course, finding a heteroromantic asexual might be difficult, just because from what I seem to remember when I posted on AVEN for a short time to learn things about things roughly ~2/3 the members were female. If this is the actual ratio of females:males who identify as asexual, then that's problematic since your pool of potential mates is thin. Of course, if you ask me, and this is itself a somewhat controversial opinion, I think the number of people biologically wired to simply not like sex is about the same for both sexes, and that societal pressures are a big part of the reason some females identify as asexual. That is, females are more "desirable" when they are exclusive sexually and are looked down at for having sex whenever they want to, and males are more "desirable" when they have sex frequently and are often pressured into trying to find partners when they may not be thrilled by this idea. Thus, women are more likely to develop subconscious attitudes towards sex that lead them to not enjoy it. It's kind of how a lot more women identify as bisexual than men, because there's some kind of stigma against men being with people of the same sex that's stronger than that of women being with other women. I don't know, though.

Really, there's a lot more to it than even that but that's just a summary of what I've observed on the topic. Feel free to add on to or correct whatever.

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:59:57 PM »
Oh, wow, sexual characteristics vs. gender identity can probably get its own thread. It's prettttty complicated. The English language sorely needs a neutral gender personal pronoun, but I never liked xi/xe for some reason.

Oh yea, that graph. Shows up for me, huh. I was basically saying that I've been in a 5+ year relationship with an asexual and had relatively few problems with this fact. Honestly of the sexual orientations asexuality is really not very well understood by most. It's like "wait, why are you in a ltr with someone who doesn't want to have sex?" and "wait, why would someone who doesn't like sex want a boyfriend?" and all that. I can elaborate but it's one of those things that just "works" somehow.

Forum Games / Re: You Groan, You Lose
« on: January 26, 2013, 04:50:55 PM »
So I saw this article on a news aggregator website and people were talking about how stupid the word "techno-sexual" is.

Someone comments that "at least it's not a trance-sexual."

I pretty much insta-lost

General Chat / Re: The ANGST thread: Complain here!
« on: January 25, 2013, 09:24:26 PM »
I come back and this thread hasn't been posted in in 3 weeks?

Come on guys step up the ANGST

EDIT: Also reading the first few pages of this thread I want a time machine so I can go back to April of 2006 and smack myself as hard as I can

Forum Games / Re: The Miscellaneous GIF Thread
« on: January 25, 2013, 09:22:39 PM »

Cats horrifically misjudging how slippery the surface they are on and failing badly at jumping across something are pretty much the most hilarious things ever

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