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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Bitter Cynic's Test
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:35:39 am »
1.  What is freedom?

In my opinion:  Being left the fuck alone to do whatever I want, as long as I leave other people the fuck alone to do whatever they want.
These days:  A tired meme and overused catchphrase, but not much else.

2.  What is science?

The study of reality.

3.  What is religion?

A large collection of nutjobs that have to be put down from time to time when the murder or pedo rate gets too high.

4.  What is insanity?

The lingering belief that you can relax in the Web all day year after year and the Spiders will still let you leave.
Sort of like drug addicts that tell themselves they can stop any time they want.

5.  What is neurosis?

Um, isn't that when the flesh turns all gross after somebody dies?

6.  A fish is to water as the mind is to. . . ?

No idea, but now I'm hungry for fish.  Asshole.

7.  What do all the evils in the world have in common?

Dollar Signs.

8.  And who commits them?

You do.  I do.  Also, your mom.

9.  What are the two great keys to lifelong happiness and what great modern thinker discovered them?

Lifelong happiness?  If that were the goal, I'd imagine the best two things that would help would be a healthy dose of ignorance and/or a lot of drugs.
And since that was off of the top of my head, I am the great modern thinker that discovered them.

10.  To whom is all religious, moral, political, scientific and artistic preaching directed?

At each other.  And the wall.  And the TV.  And probably a whole lot of dogs and cats, too.

11.  What is the most important information in any message?

The context

12.  Why do some people believe in God?

Because we can see her influence in everything we do.

13.  Why do other people not believe in God?

Because obviously Eris doesn't like those people.

14.  Who has the hardest belief system?

Ron Jeremy.  ( :rimshot: )

15.  What's a black hole?

A hole.  That's black.  Serious question?

16.  Name the only two humans in history whose theories on the nature of reality were correct.

Aha so many traps in this "Test" it's like Admiral Ackbar wrote it.  But to answer the question:  Me.

17.  What is the greatest enemy of truth? (this one is worth 4 points)

Also me.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« on: December 23, 2012, 06:49:49 am »
I wondered something very similar, Trix.

Though this was before we knew of Monroe, so I had suspected that it had been Tom Riddle who had played his role.  The aim being a Monroe ruling Britain through the Mark of Light, as mentioned in the plot.

Also, the terrorist Voldemort seems too stupid for Quirrell.  He used force and brutality which made people fear him, but not the hallmark cunning or skill that Quirrell is noted for.

The new information about the Dark Mark is very interesting, also.

I think, that the obvious fact that the general description of Voldemort as a lot less intelligent than Quirrell is the part we are supposed to catch, means that the author wants us to realize that Voldy was just a role being played.  Which could imply something less obvious going on.  But if my suspicions are correct, I'd further guess that Quirrell is setting up Harry as the new People's Hero (Monroe mk 2), with the intent of body-snatching him whenever he can figure out how to use Magic on him.

But I put a very low level of confidence on that last part, it's an all out guess and doesn't feel quite right.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« on: December 21, 2012, 11:33:52 am »
I've suspected that the Defense Professor is exactly who that head Auror woman thought he was since that interview... who we now know the name of.  I suspect that Voldemort was the evil persona he took on to play the Tyrant, while Monroe played the Hero.  I think the idea was for the people to follow him either as the Hero or the Tyrant.  As for what went wrong and his plans for Harry, I have some suspicions as well.

I too would like an official Holy Name, please.

Did I miss a thread where trix decided to give up on trying to be interesting and turned into this?
Was he like this all along?

He's been stuck in noob mode since he got here.  He's still trying to show us all.

You know, instead of being a biped.

Show you all?  It amused me to respond in a trollish way.  No grand scheme involved, old-timer.


Comparing people who are only helping you with your poor spelling with minions of a totalitarian and fascist regime that committed genocide and other atrocities is in terribly poor tastes.

Saying that spelling is the same as grammar is just ignorant.

Really?  Did I make it too subtle for you?

Jesus fuck, either make a meaningful contribution or SHUT THE FUCK UP you goddamn IDIOT.

Yeah, just shut up. 

For a group that loves trolling as much as this one, you guys snatch the bait faster then starving piranhas


Comparing people who are only helping you with your poor spelling with minions of a totalitarian and fascist regime that committed genocide and other atrocities is in terribly poor tastes.

Saying that spelling is the same as grammar is just ignorant.

Really?  Did I make it too subtle for you?


oh no grammer police everywhere!

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: car talk thread
« on: December 26, 2011, 10:06:57 pm »
I have a 1985 Chevy G20 cargo van.  The same one from the old A-Team shows.  I paid $200 for it.  It works pretty well except it has no exhaust.  NO exhaust, as in open headers.  Thus, I get no back pressure.  Leaving the driveway requires revving the engine for about 5-10 minutes or it will die the instant I give it gas to drive away.  Also, being a heavy V8 cargo van with no back pressure, my gas mileage is horrendous.  I don't get miles to the gallon, I get gallons to the mile.  I have to fill her up with Premium gas to help her not die so often.  Also, she is LOUD.  We all call her The Beast, and The Beast wakes up the people in Florida every time my Wisconsin ass fires her up.  Needless to say, my neighbors love me.

I have no fixing her up story, because I haven't fixed her up.

Is there a cheap way to make this thing quieter and give it some back pressure?

I queried the quote, the quip, and the question, but kwudn't kwite quasp the quoncept . . .

Shouldn't stretch the syllables so, it's a sucky surrendor showing your struggle to say sentances somewhat strung together.

Reminds me of that beginning part of "V for Vendetta" when V first met Evey.

Duck's cock? I must have missed that.

It's a Milwaukee thing.  It's sort of like Kent, except without as high a degree of culture as you'd expect.
I always thought a Duck would have had a Drake, rather than a Cock. (Or maybe a"Quacka Cloaca"?)

It's theirs, and they can call it anything they like.

Actually, I owe Trix a small debt of gratitude.  Having read his windy shit about "the declining quality of my rants/hateshitting/whatever", I got to thinking, and now I'm only going to rant when the mood hits me, rather than because I feel I should.  Somehow I got myself feeling obligated at a religious level, and now I've seen the light...Which is why I've slowed down a tad.  I'm mostly just writing horrible letters to politicians, these days.

Probably moot at this point but, that windy shit really was intended as a joking bunch of BS to poke you with a stick.  Boredom relief, is all.  If you took that as my true opinion of the quality of your rants, that was not my intent.  I chose you as a target because your rants are some of my favorite to read, and no other reason.

I am, however, waiting with baited breath the next couple chapters of the Discordian Handbook or whatever it's called.  That thread full of tips on starting running and maintaining a cabal.  I have found that to be endlessly useful.

I missed whatever drama has Roger riled up this time,

Sucks to be you then, doesn't it?

Yeah, I've been crying inconsolably ever since I realized I missed some drama.  Why didn't I get the memo!?

Duck's cock? I must have missed that.

Heh, chosen at random.  Figured a decent chance it's here somewhere though.  Next time I get a sec I'll go find one.  Just for completeness.


Read the OP, read the first page or two of comments, then skipped the rest because it's christmas and I'm low on time.

Just wanted to say two things:
First, I vote to keep the ban rules the same.  One of my favorite things about this board is that it embraces chaos right down to the rule set.  I missed whatever drama has Roger riled up this time, as my life has gotten busy as all hell lately, but I don't think anything is worth changing the rules over.

Second, and as for most of the rest of the OP, while your points do make sense, fuck you, this is discordia.  The boards get fast, slow, stop, run, and contain everything from swear words to facebook bullshit to a pictures of a duck's cock.  Sounds pretty discordian to me.  Most of the time it's pretty easy to tell from topic titles or at worst a short glance into the topic, whether or not the topic is facebookish drama or someone rant or what.  If it appears to be something you aren't interested in reading, fuckin don't.  It really is that easy.

I also think part of the slowness is the crazy amounts of time you spend here reading everything.  I can't even find the time to keep up with one single subforum let alone the entire board.   Does not look slow from where I am sitting.

 :mittens: to the OP!  Good stuff, there.

This is fucking amazing. Black Velvet Auschwitz.

And the thing is, yes. It's all out in the open, just sitting there to be seen if only anybody would look, and there are just a few people out of every thousand pointing and screaming but nobody else will just turn around and LOOK.

So, we have to come up with other ways to get their attention.

True enough, but I think the problem is more complex.  To me it seems like out of every 1000 people, 1005 of them are pulling your arm, pointing, and screaming in your face.  The real problem is that they are all pointing in different directions.  Which is bad enough by itself, but add to it that most of the places they are pointing to, the SPIDER-APPROVED places, are so much shinier and gussied up than the places that they should be looking.

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