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The aliens were framed.

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2 hours ago, Marvin said:

This may be just the delusional paranoia talking, but does it not bother people that these DNA-testing services collect and sell the genetic information acquired in these processes to various corporations working to monetize the human genome and so on?

 

Not really. And I have thought about it hard. I just wish that somewhere temporally downstream are several viable clones of me, traversing the universe to different colony worlds. I can accept that.

 

1 hour ago, Pingo said:

There were times when it would have been less painful to claim Native American ancestry than African or Italian or some other group considered undesirable at the time.

 

And this our mystery. Nothing in the results was from any now or then "less desirable" ethnicity. Irish maybe, but this was well after the worst of it. And that was firmly embraced in the family, as far as I can tell. Results were West Europe, Great Britain, and Scandinavian (like 2%). So not sure where the embarrassment would arise. Gypsies maybe? Dunno. I always associated them with Southern or Eastern Europe. Or maybe it's just something else they were covering up. I know my grandfather's side can be traced back to a point in the 1840s, but before then, there are no records. We joke that the ancestor was the first Federally protected witness, with a new name and everything.

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19 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:
19 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 So, I just found this auction on Ebay Canada that I am very interested in... Six days... Why does it have to be six days away???

Arghh.

 

What? What? Where where?!?

 

 Oh, like I'm going to tell you so I'll have even more potential competition... yeah, right...  ::D:

 

You'll find out in six days, lol.

 

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27 minutes and falling counting...

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17 hours ago, Marvin said:

Holy crap. I just ordered the two most absolutely ridiculous shirts every created. They're so embarrassing they're amazing.

 

 

 The first one, if it was black I'd maybe buy one...

The second? Calvin and Hobbes as Driz'zt and Guenhwyvar... That kind of gratuitous nerdity just hurts my brain. :wacko:

 

 

 

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Because nothing makes you feel better about your own life than footage of a 250 meter fatberg....

 

That's one thing to cross off my bucket list....

 

The Auld Grump

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8 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 The first one, if it was black I'd maybe buy one...

The second? Calvin and Hobbes as Driz'zt and Guenhwyvar... That kind of gratuitous nerdity just hurts my brain. :wacko:

 

 

 

 

P. sure they had the Azure Bonds shirt in black and other colors too, but I've bought way too many black shirts lately and thought the the tacky, awful yellow was kinda fitting lol.

 

Isn't the Drizzt shirt awful?! Its badness is the source of its greatness tho. Literally cannot be accurately or adequately described without totally inappropriate language. I hate Drizzt, couldn't care less about C&H... but it insists.

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 I'm pretty sure I'd burst into flames if I wore that shirt...

 

 

On the up side, speaking of crossovers, that shirt did cause me to go dig this out of the archives...

 

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 Right. I think it's probably time for a new keyboard... This one's starting to get cranky once in awhile.

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18 hours ago, Marvin said:

Holy crap. I just ordered the two most absolutely ridiculous shirts every created. They're so embarrassing they're amazing.

 

 

:blink:

 

Good god almighty.

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4 hours ago, Marvin said:

This may be just the delusional paranoia talking, but does it not bother people that these DNA-testing services collect and sell the genetic information acquired in these processes to various corporations working to monetize the human genome and so on?

What with the new job, I had to go and renew my life insurance.  I was surprised (but pleased) to see a note in the medical records release that one of the things that they were NOT authorized to receive was genetic testing.  (the other bit was AIDS testing)

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8 hours ago, Crowley said:

The whole not having to badge in and out helps with that. :devil:

This is at your newest job? I may have missed the transition/announcements. 

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I remember the Azure Shard book.  Can't say I would own a shirt with it on it.  

Drizz't and Guenhwyvar though? In Calvin & Hobbes style?  Yeah... I would wear that at least once a month.  It mixes two things that were very important to me at different times in my life.  

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19 hours ago, Pegazus said:
On 9/11/2017 at 6:21 PM, Morihalda said:

Soooo.... At the Bones IV party, Bryan and Ludo were being silly geese and got matching balloon antlers, claiming to be "Devout Morihaldans." 

 

Red Ambrosia said, "Ahh, devotee of morihalda, a perfect reapercon ribbon!"

 

What would be a good phrase to put on a ribbon that doesn't smugly sound like, "oooh look at me, come get my Mori ribbon!" 

 

'Cause I want silly, not pretentious. :zombie:

 

Something easy to fit on the ribbon? One word! Worshiped!

 

If you want to go a little bit more ego, there's always "Morihalla", a small side-step dimension from Valhalla.

 

@Morihalda   ANTLERS  ...[?]

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