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Messages - Koopaslaya

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Not at the Dinner Table / Re: What's Your Religion?
« on: January 20, 2010, 08:43:15 AM »
And that's...bad?

I wouldn't say it's bad as much as I would say that you are committing a logical fallacy, the appeal to authority. While it is, at times, appropriate to cite a legitimate authority as an expert of something, and while it is true that we can form very probably premises and truths from the thought of these figures, they are not necessarily always correct.

Because you didn't establish some ethos, or, for that matter a qualifying point of view concerning Marx's expertise and genuine knowledge about religious things, your appeal to authority here is empty. You may as well quote Yogi Berra's famous "Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical" as evidence for 50% = 10%.

When making arguments, never appeal to someone's thought simply because he is famous. Rather, establish the person's entire line of thought. Otherwise, you'll never get anywhere in an argument.

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Mario Chat / Re: Is it time for Mario Party 9?
« on: January 15, 2010, 09:54:23 PM »
Well, when I saw "MP," I thought at first you were referring to Monkey Planet, for which the statement most certainly holds water.

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Forum Games / Re: You get scarred for life, you lose
« on: January 15, 2010, 09:43:08 PM »
I just would like to know why the Arabian Peninsula is not colored green.

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Video Game Chat / Re: Who's your all-time favorite videogame character?
« on: January 14, 2010, 05:28:08 PM »

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General Chat / Re: The QUOTE Thread!
« on: January 14, 2010, 05:26:05 PM »
"Look!" said Toad, "A Chain Chomp!"

My wish is that this quote be immortalized by way of this topic.

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Not at the Dinner Table / Re: What's Your Religion?
« on: January 08, 2010, 08:54:18 PM »

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Not at the Dinner Table / Re: What's Your Religion?
« on: January 07, 2010, 06:31:12 PM »
This is one of the more interesting events I've seen on these forums in a LONG, LONG time.

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General Chat / Re: 2010
« on: January 02, 2010, 12:38:18 PM »
Two thousand ten, without hesitation. 

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Forum Games / Re: Let's count to a million FOR REAL
« on: January 01, 2010, 10:41:52 AM »
Quote
Topic: Let's count to a million FOR REAL  (Read 34130 times)

I'd just like to point out that this topic has been read almost 30 times more than the number of counts, and that number is not even close.

1678

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General Chat / Re: Winter 2009 ADVANCED Poster Awards!
« on: December 15, 2009, 07:52:49 AM »
Most Missed: 1. Font colors 2. Glorb

Heh, I got a good laugh out of that!

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Forum Games / Re: What's on your Paste?
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:16:27 PM »
Perpetua autem, ut aliquid doloris gustaret, inter ossa conpuncta exululauit, et errantem dexteram tirunculi gladiatoris ipsa in iugulum suum transtulit. fortasse tanta femina aliter non potuisset occidi, quae ab inmundo spiritu timebatur, nisi ipsa uoluisset.

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Video Game Chat / Re: Noting Nintendo's Many Genres
« on: November 28, 2009, 09:46:03 AM »
what was the point in cataloging Nintendo's many genres again?

We're trying to compile the ultimate online database of Nintendo game genres, duh.

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Mario Chat / Re: SMB3 VS. SMW
« on: November 28, 2009, 09:40:14 AM »
SMB 3 is definitely my favorite, that was the question after all, wasn't it? It was the first video game that I ever seriously played and it was certainly the first one that I ever beat. I didn't have access to an SNES, so I wasn't able to get my hands on SMW until I was about 13. By that time, the sentimental value of SMB3 had already pushed it way high on my "favorite" game list.

Now, which game is better? I'm not sure. There are some great elements to each game, but what does one weigh as most important, innovation, perfection, controls? SMB3 brought the flight element into a Mario game in such a cool way. SMW took a more traditional flying approach with the cape, and I always thought that the cape was super lame compared to all the other ways Mario has taken flight (Tanooki Suit, Leaf, Wing Cap, etc.). On the other hand, I really enjoy SMW's music, possibly even more so than SMB3. I'm probably not qualified to decide what game is better, but those are some of my thoughts.

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General Chat / Re: reading
« on: October 20, 2009, 02:35:15 PM »
I think I read too much for my own good. I've always got a book [or two] in my hand. I also like to read magazines, short stories, and poetry. We come to learn so much from active reading.

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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.


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