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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Humans...the Space Locusts..

I'm sure the intergalactic community will be thrilled the day we invent something like warp drive.

 

 

Meh. Not my problem. And I'd bet that pretty much every other spacefaring species would be their own kind of locust as well. Hopefully we're better at stealing their technology and using it to kill them than they are at realizing we're doing that and killing us.

 

Or we could just go all Doc Brown meets Robert Oppenheimer and strap a couple warp engines together and throw them into their sun, causing it to go supernova and destroying their solar system. For now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. All shall love me and despair. Get your broccoli to Mars! Two weeks! I need scissors! 61!

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I introduced my kids to the Ramones yesterday.

 

We were having a lunch table conversation over the 1970s and the origins of punk (like you do) and I mentioned them as possibly rhe earliest manifestation that I knew of. 

 

The family rule is that singing at the table while eating is strictly verboten, but I chanted “Hey, Ho, Let’s go,” under my breath and the kids stared and said, You mean from Spiderman Homecoming? and I said I guess? not having watched it and they were delighted and perturbed that the song was called Blitzkrieg Bop and I explained that Dee Dee Ramone grew up in Berlin and it was just a warm and fuzzy intergenerational punk moment.

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5 minutes ago, Pingo said:

I introduced my kids to the Ramones yesterday.

 

We were having a lunch table conversation over the 1970s and the origins of punk (like you do) and I mentioned them as possibly rhe earliest manifestation that I knew of. 

 

The family rule is that singing at the table while eating is strictly verboten, but I chanted “Hey, Ho, Let’s go,” under my breath and the kids stared and said, You mean from Spiderman Homecoming? and I said I guess? not having watched it and they were delighted and perturbed that the song was called Blitzkrieg Bop and I explained that Dee Dee Ramone grew up in Berlin and it was just a warm and fuzzy intergenerational punk moment.

 

Cool!

Now slllooowwlllyyyy introduce Iggy Pop, Sex Pistols and the Clash...Then move forward to Heavy Metal...

 

MMWHHHUUAAHHAHAAAARRROOOOOHHH!!!!

 

Gerelateerde afbeelding

 

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1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

Aren't Boy Scouts basically junk food for whatever forest/mountain cryptid is in your area? Do you lure the scouts to the cryptid in exchange for their goodies?

But what happens when the smart ones catch on?

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8 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

But what happens when the smart ones catch on?

Eh, I wouldn't worry about that. Boys are notoriously foolish with their safety. The one or two that might catch on will be over ridden by the others. And if a group of them catch on, they will foolishly think that they can stop the cryptid. Everyone who watches horror movies knows you need a girl to defeat the monster. :rolleyes:

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8 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Eh, I wouldn't worry about that. Boys are notoriously foolish with their safety. The one or two that might catch on will be over ridden by the others. And if a group of them catch on, they will foolishly think that they can stop the cryptid. Everyone who watches horror movies knows you need a girl to defeat the monster. :rolleyes:

 

When entering unknown woods in a group, always split up.

Don't stick together, oh and try to be the one that lingers and is waaayyyy behind the rest..

 

WUT?

No, no, I'm not a cryptid giving advice...I'm ehhh...the local ranger..yes..that's it..

Now come to the woods, alone, at night, here have this BBQ sauce so you can apply it to your skin, it ehhh..protects you from mosquitos...yes...it does..

 

***Drools***

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8 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

Man, I WISH we had ufos to reverse engineer. Maybe then we'd get off this rock in a real and meaningful capacity.

 

I seriously think I was born about 200-300 years too early. I console myself by either blaming the ancient library burning down or that I'm meant to witness the start of it all as we begin to expand outwards. 

 

As the decades roll by, I’m less confident of the latter. It’s a joke in the aerospace industry that we are always 20 years away from going to Mars. It's very frustrating to be enthusiastic and see that goal post constantly travel yo the right. 

 

Just realized they’re using goblin math! Makes so much more sense now!

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Eh, I wouldn't worry about that. Boys are notoriously foolish with their safety. The one or two that might catch on will be over ridden by the others. And if a group of them catch on, they will foolishly think that they can stop the cryptid. Everyone who watches horror movies knows you need a girl to defeat the monster. :rolleyes:

 

Hmm, maybe. But there has to be a girl to scream as she is eaten to establish the monster as well.

 

So, "Women, the cause of, and solution to, all our problems".

 

Like beer.

 

10 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

 

I seriously think I was born about 200-300 years too early. I console myself by either blaming the ancient library burning down or that I'm meant to witness the start of it all as we begin to expand outwards. 

 

As the decades roll by, I’m less confident of the latter. It’s a joke in the aerospace industry that we are always 20 years away from going to Mars. It's very frustrating to be enthusiastic and see that goal post constantly travel yo the right. 

 

Also fusion energy. We've been 20 years away from economical fusion energy since I was in college *mumble* years ago.

 

Though there really isn't much advantage to Mars. Insolation is low, the gravity well is too deep for convenience yet not deep enough to retain a useful atmosphere, it's not close enough either to Earth or anything interesting (in distance or energy), and so far at least we haven't found anything much besides rock and dust. Heresy, I know, but there you go.

 

10 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Just realized they’re using goblin math! Makes so much more sense now!

 

We need to find an engineer who can count above 20. I mean, jeez, counting is like the job of engineers. Physicists are only interested in the steady state solution for spherical cows and mathematicians would rather all numbers be replaced with variables (so they can solve for the general solution) and that the resulting solution be utterly useless for anything practical. 

 

Perhaps it's time to ask the janitor. :poke:

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I will never stop regretting that the teddy bear army came to my attention too late. And too poor. 

 

Also, I can't remember who made it now. I just want to take a gander at how many limbs I'd have to sell to get it.

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3 hours ago, redambrosia said:

 Everyone who watches horror movies knows you need a girl to defeat the monster. :rolleyes:

 

Yes, because while running around naked screaming may not be the best tactic for personal survival it is a great distraction that works on monsters as well as males.

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7 minutes ago, Zink said:

 

Yes, because while running around naked screaming may not be the best tactic for personal survival 

 

That's what everyone else thought, but I know that smearing yourself with something greasy and making yourself shrieky and hard to hold onto is the #1 way to be way too much trouble to kill and/or eat.  You ever have a real slippery bar of soap continually slip your grasp?  Imagine that with four flailing limbs and screaming like a jet engine.    

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16 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

That's what everyone else thought, but I know that smearing yourself with something greasy and making yourself shrieky and hard to hold onto is the #1 way to be way too much trouble to kill and/or eat.  You ever have a real slippery bar of soap continually slip your grasp?  Imagine that with four flailing limbs and screaming like a jet engine.    

 

One of my all time favourite Simpson's quotes is. "Don't worry, laddy. There's nary a beast alive that can outrun a greased scotsman." That's what your comment made me think of.

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5 hours ago, Pingo said:

I introduced my kids to the Ramones yesterday.

 

We were having a lunch table conversation over the 1970s and the origins of punk (like you do) and I mentioned them as possibly rhe earliest manifestation that I knew of. 

 

The family rule is that singing at the table while eating is strictly verboten, but I chanted “Hey, Ho, Let’s go,” under my breath and the kids stared and said, You mean from Spiderman Homecoming? and I said I guess? not having watched it and they were delighted and perturbed that the song was called Blitzkrieg Bop and I explained that Dee Dee Ramone grew up in Berlin and it was just a warm and fuzzy intergenerational punk moment.

Megan has a Ramones shirt that she swiped from her mum that is older than she is. ::):

 

I never steal her Ramones tee shirt! ... ... ... It's her size, so too small for me. ::P:

 

There is a semi pornographic webcomic titled Menage a 3 - in the style of The Archie comics.

 

A few years ago, the artist - Gisele - got a call from the lawyers from Archie Comics... who thought she had a great grasp of their style, and would she be interested in doing a comic for them? The result was The Archies Meet the Ramones. ::P:

 

ArchieRamones1Cover-666x1024.jpg

 

 

Say what you will about Archie comics - but the way they handled this was classy.

 

The Auld Grump

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7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Aren't Boy Scouts basically junk food for whatever forest/mountain cryptid is in your area? Do you lure the scouts to the cryptid in exchange for their goodies?

That would be @malefactus' department.....

 

Keeps the mushrooms happy

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