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General Chat / Re: What Are You Like in the Morning?
« on: October 05, 2009, 04:28:55 AM »
It's 6:26 AM here where I live right now.

I've already taken a shower, gotten dressed, and done some homework. I think that's enough evidence to show I'm quite the morning person.

General Chat / Re: TMK Board Reform/"Down the Crapper" Prevention
« on: September 28, 2009, 04:43:47 PM »
Personally, I found visits to this place a lot more enjoyable when good grammar, witty posts, and genuine members -- not folly and obscenities -- were the hallmarks of the Fungi Forums.

General Chat / Re: I'm going away! Signed, TMK member
« on: September 05, 2009, 01:55:37 PM »
Hmm, I guess that Bird has flown.

Site Discussion / Re: Font color disabled
« on: September 05, 2009, 12:56:30 PM »
Well, of course they're different. But I just used the same letters for both formulae. (P for "pulled this off" and "pink.")

Site Discussion / Re: Font color disabled
« on: September 05, 2009, 07:33:28 AM »
Heh, this is funny. I was doing my logic homework when I read this. Surprisingly, the last two posts contain a form that I've been working with in this assignment. So I just translated Rao's and Ninjap00's posts into syllogistic formulae.

All P is R!



Site Discussion / Re: Font color disabled
« on: September 01, 2009, 02:08:06 PM »
Deezer used disable!

Lizard Dude's Font Color was disabled!


Site Discussion / Re: The new sig topic
« on: August 26, 2009, 09:56:49 PM »
I just checked the negaverse to see if the all-white assault is working. It's not. The background is not completely white. I can see the white posts. I'm sorry. I will be going back to the real FF soon.

Mario Chat / Re: Which Mario is Best?
« on: August 26, 2009, 08:57:59 PM »
Another flagrant error in that graph: The individual labelled as "Lottery guy" isn't Mario, but his illegitimate Chinese half-brother, Fortran.

that video is at once horribly frightening and unbearably funny. 

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Obama care
« on: August 26, 2009, 08:43:14 PM »
I have been accused of making a slippery slope argument with this one, but I'll test it here anyway.

The USPS is not doing too well, and Obama himself has stated this. Yet, in the same speech, he was quick to note that UPS and FedEx are flourishing. Hmmm... interesting. The bureaucratic Postal Service is struggling, yet privatized companies are doing well. If the government can't pull off a feat like delivering my mail more successfully than private companies, how can it possibly take on health care effectively?

I also question the complexity and political jargon in the bill itself. I'd much prefer to see a well-written, organized, and logical bill than the current jumble of a bill sitting on capitol here right now. 1,500 pages is a daunting task for the congresspeople alone, let alone for the common man whom this bill actually effects. Complex problems, of course, have simple, easy to understand wrong answers, but this level of complexity and confusion is so great that most "Joe the Plumbers" in America cannot but help to struggle with the exact MEANING of health care. With a document so big, it is also easy to slip in pork and other nonsense.

Have you ever hit a tube of toothpaste with a hammer? Probably not. Luckily, I have for you. Not all the paste comes out the end, and the tube, not surprisingly ruptures. I fear a similar situation when health care reform is smashed through the system at such a hammer-like velocity.

Another tough problem facing me in the midst of this whole debate is the portrayal of "the other side" by both parties or ideologies. False name-calling, political games, careful editing of newsworthy clips to fit an agenda by the media, and the like create a real debacle when one tries to carefully asses the situation at hand. Trying to surf through the liberals' portrayal of the right as frightened pawns of Rush Limbaugh alone has almost alienated me from the plan. If anyone disagrees with this policy, the liberal media can twist the situation so that it appears to be a case of racist hate against a black president.  (See the first few minutes of this informative, albeit conservative, video: But, at the same time, we see the conservative talk radio crowd dismissing all supporters of the plan as radical Marxists with an insatiable desire to ruin the American capitalist way and turn it into Soviet Russia.

Clearly, many issues are at play with the so called "health care reform." Would it be prudent now, with the federal deficit growing even greater and the advent of unsuccessful stimulative programs (i.e.,CARS) which have no real, tangible end, to force a paradigm shift on the entire American people without enough time for everyone to more fully understand the nuances of the issue? I vote no. Surely, something must be done about America's health care policies -- there's no doubt about that. But first we really need to know what "health care reform" entails. That means careful research on the part of social scientists, diligent and honest philosophical discussion concerning the moral and ethical repercussions of such a plan, and earnest political discussion that seeks not to alienate parties but rather to build bridges between both seemingly ever-opposed factions. Let's take a breather here. With the very notion of American life as we know it hanging in the balance for the forseeable future and beyond, ought we to take a sledgehammer to the tube of tooth paste, when squeezing it out gradually will almost certainly hold a brighter future for us all?

General Chat / Re: What would you do...
« on: August 26, 2009, 05:46:50 PM »
The only connections I would lose would be the ones made here. That'd be a shame, but oh well. Outside of that, my endless search for new music would be put on halt for a while, I guess. Other than that, I've got a lot of other things to do besides being on the computer, so it wouldn't be a total catastrophe.

Site Discussion / Re: The new sig topic
« on: August 25, 2009, 04:52:09 PM »
That screenshot sends shivers up my spine. That screenshot is freakier than anything ever posted in the You Freak thread. That screenshot makes me consider never posting again, knowing that such a vile twisted nega-realm version of the FF exists, forged from pure Unholium.

Um... you said what I was going to say, just better.

General Chat / Re: What does your room look like?
« on: August 25, 2009, 05:46:41 AM »
I'm simply amused by the Welch's White Grape Peach concentrate can turned pencil holder.

General Chat / Re: Hittin' the Links
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:46:17 PM »
Just keep your eye on the ball and pull through with your opposite hand.

General Chat / Re: Pants Height
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:33:51 PM »
This is an inventory of all my pants and how I wear each.

Jeans* -- Levi Low Rise Boot Cut 527. Always.
Dress Pants** -- Express Producer, and some off brand dress pants.
Casual / Khaki* -- American Eagle Khaki Boot Cut, Old Navy Casual, Dockers Straight Fit Khaki.
Shorts -- Levi Cargo.
Belts are a must with the above items.
Athletic Pants* -- Mesh shorts, synthetic running pants, cotton sweat pants. Under Armour, Nike, Reebok, high school cross country and track gear.

* Sits slightly below the waist.
** Sits at waist.

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