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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: IN TUCSON...
« on: July 19, 2010, 06:10:26 pm »
Michael Jackson secretly moved to Tucson, and runs a bar where water is turned into wine.

2822
Oh, now I remember that the whole personal info thing following the trolling 4chan argument led me to fuck around with editing all of my first posts that gave away anything about me.  So I guess you could say I'm far more of an idiot now.   :lulz:

2823
DATE CHANGE. NAO 22ND SO WE CAN PARTY TOGETHER WITH FRED.

On a Sunday?  Really?

Yeah I can't come now; working.

2824
Hmm, I really can't see why not.  I mean, I've had a few beers with pd, I've had a meal with pd, but I've never really gotten drunk with pd.

2825
Back.

Apparently, Hirly0 writes like Douglas Adams and... Dan Brown.


Fail analysis is fail.

Brilliant.   :lulz:

2826
remember that the style of the person's writing may not have anything to do with the content... just because it says you write l like Stephen King doesn't mean you spend six pages describing somebody's medicine cabinet.

I do wonder what the algorithm is. I would guess some readability index like the Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level is involved. Computers can easily calculate those things. In case you're curious...

     FKRA = (0.39xASL) + (11.8xASW) − 15.59

     Where, FKRA = Flesch-Kincaid Reading Age

     ASL = Average Sentence Length (i.e., the number of words divided by the number of sentences)

     ASW = Average number of Syllables per Word (i.e., the number of syllables divided by the number of words)


there are a number of readability indexes

you can test a chunk of text here: http://www.addedbytes.com/code/readability-score/

for example, my piece The Strange Times is apparently written at an 8th grade level  :lol:




I wrote the entirety of '09 NaNoWriMo in Google Docs, which has the Flesch-Kincaid reability level included in their word count feature, which I would use frequently.  I cringed as the project went on and I saw the index plunge every day.  It started pretty high, and then, well.

2827
It told me Dan Brown for the majority of my submissions.  I'll just do the world a favor and quit writing.

2828
Having walked a good piece of the North End, I almost would expect it was still there.  Most places around it still retain a hint of the old feel, the buildings darken and age a bit as you walk off that side of the Commons.  There's the old stone church, which would be perfectly at home in Providence.  It seems to loom a bit, an sunlight never seems to reach the few ancient graves out front.  All the markers are new England slate,slowly beign worn this and illegible by the dour rain that washes over them season by season.  Government center sits upon it all like a cap.  A steel plate set grandly upon the scarred scalp, a proud scab shot into the earth with support and mass transit tunnels.  It's all set on the original island, if I'm not mistaken.  No fill underneath it except what sins they buried to set up the place.  There's bedrock there, and anything there above that wasn't fit to wipe away.  (Certainly, it was no clean wipe.  Some things are never done to completion, especially where big fat contracts are involved.)

Boston is an old city, a prejudiced city, but for all that also a good city.  The parks, the arcades, the streets and the venues, it feels overwhelmingly well executed and safe.  There's an expectation hanging over it, like the expectation to concept drawings of a new public park.  It all looks like the rare shot of Earth in "Star Trek", clean, safe, and utopian.  I sit and relax on its surface sometiems and reflect, this may be one of civilzation's high water marks.  Will it last?  Will it decrease and fade out?  No trace left on the surface of the people pushed out, of the burning and rebuilding.  Like many others, this is a city on a hill, but it is no kingdom of conscience.  It will crop up eventually, only after it's old enough to call "archeology", and then they'll see what my father's father's father did to theirs.

Then we'll have casinos.

 

If we're thinking of the same place, The Athanaeum overlooks it and also houses a book bound in human skin.



Oh, please don't be pulling my chain...

What stop on the T?

Unfortunately it isn't always on display, it's a rotating exibit.  I guess it's the journal of some infamous highwayman who bound it in his own skin.  When we went they weren't showing it, but it's free admission and has some nice exibits inside.  My girlfriend still likes to make fun of me for a bad joke I made in front of the guy at the security desk.

"How was your visit?"

"It was nice; we were really looking for the journal of the infamous highwayman, though."

"Ah, the skin book.  We've all had it up to here with the skin book."

"So I guess you could say it's really getting under your skin?"

"That was terrible, you should be ashamed of yourself."

He actually told me I should be ashamed of myself.  So yeah, I recommend the place.

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Having walked a good piece of the North End, I almost would expect it was still there.  Most places around it still retain a hint of the old feel, the buildings darken and age a bit as you walk off that side of the Commons.  There's the old stone church, which would be perfectly at home in Providence.  It seems to loom a bit, an sunlight never seems to reach the few ancient graves out front.  All the markers are new England slate,slowly beign worn this and illegible by the dour rain that washes over them season by season.  Government center sits upon it all like a cap.  A steel plate set grandly upon the scarred scalp, a proud scab shot into the earth with support and mass transit tunnels.  It's all set on the original island, if I'm not mistaken.  No fill underneath it except what sins they buried to set up the place.  There's bedrock there, and anything there above that wasn't fit to wipe away.  (Certainly, it was no clean wipe.  Some things are never done to completion, especially where big fat contracts are involved.)

Boston is an old city, a prejudiced city, but for all that also a good city.  The parks, the arcades, the streets and the venues, it feels overwhelmingly well executed and safe.  There's an expectation hanging over it, like the expectation to concept drawings of a new public park.  It all looks like the rare shot of Earth in "Star Trek", clean, safe, and utopian.  I sit and relax on its surface sometiems and reflect, this may be one of civilzation's high water marks.  Will it last?  Will it decrease and fade out?  No trace left on the surface of the people pushed out, of the burning and rebuilding.  Like many others, this is a city on a hill, but it is no kingdom of conscience.  It will crop up eventually, only after it's old enough to call "archeology", and then they'll see what my father's father's father did to theirs.

Then we'll have casinos.

 

If we're thinking of the same place, The Athanaeum overlooks it and also houses a book bound in human skin.


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HOH.  LEE.  FUCK.

2831
Or Kill Me / Re: Guarantee
« on: July 12, 2010, 12:53:41 pm »
FP, that was really quite good.  You fucked yourself though, if I ever see you talking about how writing isn't one of your strong points like you were saying a few months ago I'm linking this shit to you.

2832
Discordian Recipes / Re: Cooking with LMNO
« on: July 11, 2010, 08:53:48 pm »
It looks like I can assemble a flower pot smoker for about $20.  Ocean State Job Lot has large terra cotta pots for $8.50, my father has a few hot plates he doesn't need.  I'll be picking up a few pots for my plants and I'll see if I can size the grate/plates effectively before I buy another couple for smoking purposes.

2833
Techmology and Scientism / Re: Sapphire Knife
« on: July 10, 2010, 03:21:15 pm »
Handles are made of "the" bone?  Should I be worried?

THIS KNIFE WILL FUCK YOU.

IT FUCKS YOU, SIG.

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Noooo, I just want one!

I will pickle it in a jar I keep in the fridge and name it Karlos. And then every monday night I will take it out and watch Friends reruns with. And afterwards we will discuss the finer points of friendships and the ethical dilemmas as pointed out between the lines in Phoebe's songs.

Why do you keep going on about fucking like that? You and your sick depraved mind.

 :aaa:

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Dok, tell me how much you love that 'stache, man.  I love the 'stache, love it, gotta have that 'stache right up under my nose that upper lip adornment statement lifestyle defiant choice 'stache.

'Stache, man.

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