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Messages - Cainad (dec.)

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Maybe I'll go insane, go back to school, and study material science. Kind of like I always sorta wanted to but was stymied by my weak math abilities.

I always was fascinated by it, in the same way most people are, but the fire wasn't really kindled until I had a Geology professor explain to me what quasicrystals are, and how they are essentially abominations unto nature that have no business existing in our universe, and yet here they are. I really should have switched academic paths then.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: FOUND IT.
« on: June 12, 2014, 11:47:43 am »
Pretty sure 90% of it went over my head when I was 12 and sleep-deprived. Might be worth a rewatch.

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This was the first thing I saw at work today and I damn near shat myself. :lulz:

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Yeesh, we settled this argument in like, 6th grade. I'm totally nonplussed on how to extract this rivalry meme out of a grown man's head.

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A friend of mine, playing Dark Souls 2:

Why do the pigs have so much HP?  They're fucking pigs.  Oh my god.  Oh good lord...the pigs, they have mad cow disease!  Why are they so tough? 

After 30 seconds:

OK, we've killed one.  Maybe we can get one to fall in the pit?  They're trying to body slam me!  Three little pigs have taken me to half health.  I was just almost killed by three pigs.

Quoting a month-old post because TO HELL WITH THOSE PIGS is still relevant after all this time. Horrible goddamn monsters.

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Also, Hoopla, I am reminded of one of the newsfeed items:

"You're miserable, edgy, and tired. You're in the perfect mood for PD.com"

(but seriously I hope you feel better soon)

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Jurassic Park will never get old. 21 years old and still holding it's weight as far as films go.

I found that's true of Raiders of the Lost Ark too, a little while ago. I hadn't seen it in a long time (after watching it probably 100 times as a child, which taught me valuable life lessons like "Nazis are for melting") and insisted that my friend see it. As I inserted the miraculously-preserved VHS tape, I briefly worried that it might not hold up to my nostalgia. Then the first scene happened and my worries were obliterated.

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You said that his "office" is a desk up against a wall in a giant training room, yes?

A Morale Officer needs to be able to adapt to a changing work environment. Move his desk about the room every once in a while. Maybe dead center one day, maybe facing the door from the back of the room another day, and facing a corner the next week. Not every day, just every once in a while.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: CAINAD, HELP ME
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:00:12 am »
You'll probably never get to Mineralogy, since that's where the actual Geo majors go and the class spots are probably reserved for them. But like most sciences, that's where the really fascinating stuff comes in, in my opinion. Imagine chemistry with like 1% of the emphasis on aqueous solutions, and 113% more emphasis on geometry and pretty colors.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: CAINAD, HELP ME
« on: June 10, 2014, 08:26:09 pm »
:lulz: Geologists are not reknowned for their eloquence, or coherence. No one's ever seen the Geologist equivalent of Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Stephen Jay Gould for a reason.

That reason is a combination of drink and time spent gently petting and cooing over rocks, rather than talking to people about rocks.

 :lulz: I kind of gathered that, from every single geology guest speaker we've had all term. The best part is that the department walls are lined with these glamorous field photos that make them all look, well, hot.

They're not. Although sometimes I do try to imagine them having sex, because that seems like a wagon train of AWKWARD. Bless them.

There was a married couple of geology professors at my school who usually had their lunch in the building's lounge. Their conversations were EXACTLY as nerdy as you could possibly imagine. They literally did not stop talking about rocks, except maybe to discuss banal details about the kids once in a while.

Remember that one time I bought one of your "geode" beads to give as a gift? Totally got laid. Some time later, she gifted me a shiny rock. It's absurd.

:lulz: Geologists are not reknowned for their eloquence, or coherence. No one's ever seen the Geologist equivalent of Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Stephen Jay Gould for a reason.

That reason is a combination of drink and time spent gently petting and cooing over rocks, rather than talking to people about rocks.

That's because Tyson is ranting about the universe and black holes and shit.

The geologist is saying "this here is a rock."

We are the typecast actors in the drama of life. Geologists adhere to their stereotypes like white on rice.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Wiping Ass
« on: June 10, 2014, 07:26:11 pm »
I think we're being a little rough.

Inge is stuck in a narrative.  Specifically, that constant and meaningless confrontation is a sign of strength, that insults and/or snide putdowns are a replacement for civility.

I'm kind of seeing flashbacks to my own behavior, in my early days on PD. But I was like, 16.

After all this time in the company of freaks, I manage to walk on two legs and even still have most of my organs. And I owe it all to the messy balance of patience and verbal ass-beating doled out by this board.

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I just spent my day sucking spilled fuel oil out of the ground through a straw. I'm glad there are Responsible People like you to guide the Leaders of Tomorrow. I am clearly not suited for the job.

SQUEEZE BULBS.  GODDAMN.

Why do I even have to SAY this shit?

 :lulz: I'm being facetious; it's extracting an old oil spill from wells with a pump truck. I somehow forgot where you live and, more specifically, where you work, and forgot that you'd actually deal with some shit like that on a typical Tuesday.

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I just spent my day sucking spilled fuel oil out of the ground through a straw. I'm glad there are Responsible People like you to guide the Leaders of Tomorrow. I am clearly not suited for the job.

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:popcorn:

This cheered me right the heck up.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: CAINAD, HELP ME
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:17:27 pm »
:lulz: Geologists are not reknowned for their eloquence, or coherence. No one's ever seen the Geologist equivalent of Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Stephen Jay Gould for a reason.

That reason is a combination of drink and time spent gently petting and cooing over rocks, rather than talking to people about rocks.

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