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What is going on here? I provide an open thread for everyone all the time, and that isn’t good enough for some of you…noooooo, you have to go and commandeer another thread altogether and turn it into The Zombie Thread. And then fill it up with…stuff. Unsanctioned, unauthorized, unmonitored stuff.

Well, I know what to do with zombie threads: shoot it in the head. So I did. It’s dead. Now don’t you go resurrecting it, neither.

Comments

  1. says

    From nothing, the heart, brain, intestines, eyes, hands andpretty much everything (plants, trees, petals) all just grew.

    Wait, brains did what now? Uhm… ‘Fiend without a face’ was just a movie, you know.

  2. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Within myself, my character is still the same today as at age 7, except a little more cynical (which I am not proud of).

    Wow. Honesty.

    To the others, I have never mentioned weakness in any form and to twist words does no justice.

    You claim that disabilities can be overcome through sheer force of will. Will, as in willpower, is seen as a strong, assertive force, a willingness to impose one’s wishes over others (or one’s self) with no regard for reality. This implication carries the converse — those who need help to overcome a disability lack will, they lack strength, they lack an assertive force.

    So, within two sentences, truth to lie. Yup. Seven year old.

    The starting point was anyone.

    You assert that anyone can overcome anything through force of will. When challenged on a specific ‘anything,’ you lied.

    The limitations placed are your own, as are mine.

    There you go again. Limitations can physioligical, environmental, they can be due to chemical imbalances or ‘wiring’ oddities within the brain, they can be due to an extra chromosome. How does one place any of those potential limitations on one’s self?

    When I mention something about science, you all ignore it.

    No, it is not ignored. The fallacies and idiocies are pointed out, but it is not ignored.

    Why can you not answer simple questions?

    Are you capable of asking a question without presupposing the overarching superiority of ‘will’?

    And, more important, why do you need to lie to support your position?

  3. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    You may be the top golfer in the world but you can still learn something.

    And you can be a stupid fuckwitted idjit like yourself, who doesn’t understand your ignorant opinion isn’t evidence, it is just stupidity, lies, and so much bullshit. Third party evidence, like the peer reviewed scientific literature, makes the difference. But then, you must be able to read and understand said literature. Which leaves you out. Maybe you should remember the first rule of holes: stop digging.

    But the twist keeps you going.

    No, the twist keeps your delusional mind going. We rational folks are straight shooters. You twist things beyond rationality and reality.

    You have to admit, it is quite cool chatting to a 7 year old on this page.

    Since you are the emotionally and intellectdually 7 year old, no, it isn’t cool chatting to someone of your lack of perspective.

    When I mention something about science, you all ignore it.

    Your uniformed and ignorant opinion isn’t anything other than that. Science doesn’t give a flying fuck about you and your inane opinions of it. Now, if you really understood science, by being able to truly cite it properly…I’m not holding my breathe on that one.

    Why can you not answer simple questions?

    Why don’t you? Where is the conclusive physical evidence for your imaginary deity? Given you absolute lack of understanding of science, why the fuck to you stupidly opine about it, and an not understand we are considering the source, which means you are lying and bullshitting.

  4. Owlmirror says

    In September 2011, scientists questioned the speed of light which was verified by two seperate labs.

    No. Just, no.

    The scientists did not “question” the speed of light. They reported results which looked like neutrinos were moving very slightly faster than light. They were skeptical of their own results, and acknowledged that they needed to check all of their (very complex) equipment, and try to figure out if the results were real, or the result of an equipment problem.

    Also, the labs were not “separate”. One lab was generating neutrinos, and the other lab was detecting them.

    Should they have waited and done the checking before reporting their results? Maybe. And in that case, you would never have heard about it.

    Today it is proven to be garbage.

    It was proven that the appearance of neutrinos being very slightly faster than light was very likely the result of equipment problems, and they think they know which parts of the equipment failed.

    Replicating the experiment with different equipment showed the neutrinos moving at the speed of light, as expected.

    Does Science get a bad name or those who want to manipulate for their own agenda’s (imagine the champagne they drank just after).

    Science does not get a bad name. Why should it? There was a problem, and the problem was solved.

    No-one involved was trying to manipulate anything for an agenda. The first experiment said “We’ve seen something weird, but we think there was probably a mistake. If there’s something real in what’s weird, we want to find out what is really happening. If there was a mistake, we want to find out what the mistake was.”

    And now they think they know what the mistake was, so that it shouldn’t happen again.

  5. Owlmirror says

    The first experiment said

    I meant:

    The scientists who performed the first experiment said:“We’ve seen something weird, but we think there was probably a mistake. If there’s something real in what’s weird, we want to find out what is really happening. If there was a mistake, we want to find out what the mistake was.”

  6. says

    DanielHaven, the difference between you and a 7 year old, is that a 7 year old, in most cases, will be honest and genuinely inquisitive when asking a question. When kids ask questions, generally, they really want to know the answer.

  7. A. R says

    I can see through you whisper brackets theophontes. The Tentacled Overlord can too. Oh, and I’ll take that box of icepicks and the aluminium ladder. {Hands icepicks to porcupine} Now go off an behave yourselves.

  8. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Daniel, being an absolutist, gets all bent out of shape when science goes through its typical refinement of anything, be it theory or a constant like the age of the Earth. So he says science doesn’t know what it is doing and its facts can’t be trusted. But if what is being refined is essentially then same number, now good to 6 places rather than 4, isn’t that an improvement? At least us scientists see it that way. Or the same idea, being brought up to date with new evidence? All part of what makes science work, the ability to understand it is a work in progress.

    Compare this to its totally stagnant religion. When was the last time the god was challenged, expected to provide real evidence for itself, and/or the babble revised with an eye to reducing overhead, bringing the contradictions down into the single digits, and concentrating on Jebus instead of Paul?

  9. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Oh, and I’ll take that box of icepicks and the aluminium ladder. {Hands icepicks to porcupine} Now go off an behave yourselves.

    Cool. A.R. didn’t even frisk you for the crossbow. Told you A.R.’d never look there.

    (Does anyone else ever feel like the conversations of one thread keep spilling over into other threads with remarkable appropriateness?)

  10. chigau (√-1) says

    All of you who have Failed® to cure your own dyslexia by
    The Bootstrap Method™
    Have you tried prayer?
    (just in case: /sarcasm)

  11. chigau (√-1) says

    cm
    I really like the seal script but I don’t understand the Versus link.

  12. cm's changeable moniker says

    A. R, that’s twice now you’ve stolen my punchline. *comedy grr*

    (It’s the downstrokes. Tentacles. See?)

    Working back:


    From nothing, the heart, brain, intestines, eyes, hands andpretty much everything (plants, trees, petals) all just grew.

    Exactly as Charles said, you can find them.

    It didn’t just happen, it took billions of years and are we at the bottom of perfection, in the middle or like most of you….at the top?

    No. (Except for “billions of years”.)

    We explained this last time round. Please go back and re-read.

    And “will yourself”?!

    Can you will yourself out of red-green colour-blindness? Sickle-cell anemia? Sandhoff disease?

    nigelTheBold: “But, I wanted to be a physicist.”

    Me too, but quantum electrodynamics put me off. So I went and hit rocks with a hammer instead. I got fresh air, exercise, and beer, too!

    (Of these, I’ve clung most tenaciously to the beer.)

  13. says

    cm:

    Me too, but quantum electrodynamics put me off. So I went and hit rocks with a hammer instead. I got fresh air, exercise, and beer, too!

    (Of these, I’ve clung most tenaciously to the beer.)

    QE was fucking impossible for me. *SEE* that bit about field physics. QE was field physics on fucking steroids.

    Yeah. I ended up on my ass in windowless rooms.

    You got the better deal.

  14. mikmik says

    Psalm 139 NIV:

    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

    danielhaven:

    If you can honestly say to me that there is not one person on this planet that can do better by applying themselves more (or using willpower), then I do apologise.

    My best friend’s sister, her friend, my first bosses daughter(In the United States, up to three out of every 100 people are identified as having types of intellectual disabilities), my niece, another niece, who was one of the 50% category, and the type of sick and twisted christian fuck that wants to force every woman and fetus to go through what my sister did.
    – – – – End Part One

  15. cm's changeable moniker says

    Close(ing tags) enough. Am I bovvered?

    Did you go into their lair? They’re almost impervious to reason when they’re surrounded with their own kind. I still like sowing FUD among them, but I never know if it helps much.

    Yes. Agree. Me too. Probably not.

    It was unproductive because it was civil?

    Probably. (Being uncivil would have been counterproductive.)

    I got a little respect for at least understanding what people were thinking (gosh! how “liberal”! {don’t tell anyone!}) whilst bringing reasonable logic and well-sourced evidence. But overall, rating the experience, I fear I’m with Tolstoy:

    I know that most men — not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic, problems — can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty — conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives.

    I mean, how hard is it for people to understand that if the FOMC engages in QE and therefore expands M, that the result is not necessarily OMG INFLATION! as long as BB (pbuh) catches it in time, unwinds the FR balance sheet, crushes M, and forces up IRs. I mean really? Isn’t this obvious?!

    MV=PQ has V and Q constant? WTF?

    FFS.

  16. mikmik says

    You know, this is one of the things that really pisses me off, when dipfuck morons act so pedantic(they think) and sanctimonious by saying shitolla like this, “evolution predicts blah” and “science proves yakitty yak yak”,

    Today it is proven to be garbage.

    but are actually revealing their complete

    Noun 1. vacuousness – indicative of or marked by mental vacuity and an absence of ideas; “the vacuousness of her face belied her feelings”
    stupidity – a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
    vac·u·ous (vky-s)
    adj.
    1. Devoid of matter; empty.
    2.
    a. Lacking intelligence; stupid.
    b. Devoid of substance or meaning; inane: a vacuous comment.
    c. Devoid of expression; vacant: “The narrow, swinelike eyes were open, no more vacuous in death than they had been in life” (Nicholas Proffitt).
    3. Lacking serious purpose or occupation;

    and remain oblivious to their hypocrisy by saying both ” science CANNOT prove the Bible is false.” and “And how can “truth” itself be determined. Given the changing and fallible nature of science, it cannot provide the answers.”

    and in the next breathe, say, “Scientific Facts In The Bible” and “When studying the science of the ancient world, one is more apt to be impressed with its ignorance than to admire its accuracy. However, the Bible offers a definite exception to this rule. The scriptures are replete with statements suggesting scientific knowledge which predates the corresponding discoveries of secular science.”

    So what is it, dh666, you try to use science to validate your religion, but then try to show how wrong science is?
    – – –
    And another thing: You say that God is loving and merciful – “
    “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy” (James 5:11, NIV).
    God is the master of mercy. His very nature desires to relieve you of the self-imposed misery and distress you experience because of your sin. All humanity benefits from God’s mercy to some degree.”

    can do anything, –
    “O Sovereign Lord! You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power. Nothing is too hard for You!” (Jeremiah 32:17).
    God merely spoke the universe into being-a universe that astronomers estimate contains more than 100 billion galaxies. But all the power contained in this entire universe is but a small representation of the unlimited power of God. The combined energy of all earth’s storms, winds, ocean waves, and other forces of nature do not equal even a fraction of God’s almighty power.”

    and is just“God Is Just… so He will always treat you fairly.
    “I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve” (Jeremiah 17:10).”

    THIS is starvation:
    “This is Kevin Cater’s world renowned photo of a young girl
    on her way to a food bank that was 3 kilometers away.
    It is said that Kevin chased away the vulture who was waiting for the girl to die
    so that she could be eaten. The girl is most likely dead. Kevin did not help her to her destination.
    Instead he went and sat under a tree, smoked a cigarette and cried.
    I used to blame Kevin. I used to say I would have gone to the ends of the earth for her.
    But Kevin had seen so many like her. Kevin saw children like her everyday.
    Kevin did not help her because he probably believed he could not do enough.
    I used to blame Kevin.
    Apparently, He blamed himself too and took his life 3 months after winning the Pulitzer prize for the image.

    STILL THINK MOST PEOPLE CAN BUCKLE DOWN AND EXERT THEIR WILL TO IMPROVE THEIR SITUATION, dh666?

    – – –

    You fucking miscreants are the sickest fucks I have ever talked to. You fucking bleat like the fucking stunned fuck sheep you are about ‘science doesn’t know stuff, but God is the answer.’

    These people deserve this, according to your vile sickness of a religion that you say we should embrace:

    The Janjaweed attacked villagers all over Darfur, killing more than 300,000 people. In addition to these deaths, there are thousands upon thousands of people who went missing and more than 2.7 million people displaced.

    As I was running away from my burning house that morning, the Janjaweed caught me and threw me into another house that was on fire. I burned my face, my head and other parts of my body in that fire. I stood up to get away, but my clothes were on fire. I rolled on the ground to put the flames out and then ran into a small pond we used to give water to the chickens.

    Burnt and soaking wet, I ran into the woods and climbed a tree. I stayed there all day. From my perch, I could see the Janjaweed and the Sudanese military killing people. Young boys, they beheaded immediately. Girls they killed and dumped in the river. Pregnant women had their bellies cut open with machetes and their breasts slashed.

    This quote says it all:“Ultimately, he is responsible for the Sudanese government, which had control over the Janjaweed, or “devils on horseback.””

    “Ultimately, he He is responsible” Fixed that for you.
    Isaiah45:7 “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”

  17. theophontes 777 says

    @ DH666

    [apartheid state and church] That does not define you.

    It is very clear from your responses that it has defined you. They wanted you to believe in an imaginary being and you did. They wanted you to be stunted intellectually, and you clearly are. They wanted to deprive you of any natural empathy and they succeeded. In what way have they not defined you?

    I am not blaming you here. But you do come across as a hypocrite, in that the standards you set for Ing (Using willpower to overcome one’s afflictions…WTF), you do not apply to yourself.

    Get over your denial and start dealing with your problems. And while you are about it show a little empathy for those of us that don’t share all your privileges.

    Ummmm….Potatoes…..Butter vs Margerine…..to name a few.

    Are you trying to say it is all about making choices? One can choose one’s opinions (such as whether or not you prefer the taste of butter). One cannot choose facts (such as the age of the earth). Science endeavors to closely approach reality. It is not a matter of opinion. (Such as whether The Almighty Zeus and His Son Dionysus are more Real ™ and Omnipotent ™ than, for example, YHWH and his son jeebus.)

    (Personally my money would be Zeus (who is at least not so vindictive and genocidal) and not the cheap imitation of him that is your own god. But I cannot *prove* my opinion, I can only cling to it.)

    Oh, and do you mind answering mikmik‘s question:

    So what is it, dh666, you try to use science to validate your religion, but then try to show how wrong science is?

    (It should be obvious, even to a seven year old, that these positions are mutually exclusive.)

  18. theophontes 777 says

    @ chigau

    Gooood… you got the ladder back!

    {theophontes climbs ladder and launches Teh Octo-kitteh at A.R}

    WHOOOOOOoooooooooosssshhhhhh…….. *BANG*

  19. A. R says

    {Sigh} You leave me no choice theophontes. I’m sorry I have to do this. {pulls out walkie-talkie like device, mumbles into it, five minutes later, a black helicopter lands, the door opens.} Goodbye

  20. A. R says

    Tinted windows chigau. And I think you will find that Darth Benedict brought something with him. {Hands chigau a telescope} Look up. That’s a solid beam of LOLcats.

  21. A. R says

    {Radios up to LOLstar} –They’ve surrendered, you can switch the main beam to standby now. Keep the LOLcat generator running though.–

    Very good chigau, very good. You cannot defeat the power of teh LOLZ.

  22. A. R says

    – LOLstar, full power beam. Reduce everything in this thread to fits of uncontrollable laughter. Fire when ready –

  23. theophontes 777 says

    @ A.R 529

    Goodbye

    Hehehe… Your linky was blocked by Teh Great CyberWall of China.

    @ chigau

    wait ’til theo the first sobers up

    {thinks: they can smell the wine on my breath? time for breathmints…}

    Quick chigau, take the antidote to LOLcats: Average Cats
    … and here is an extra strong dose for WMDKitty: Average Cat (intravenous)

  24. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Ogvorbis shouldn’t have mentioned the crossbow. {Holds out rubber gloved hand}

    {glances around nervously} What’s the rubber glove for?

    Ungh! You plugged muh. Ah’m daid!

    Got’m rah’t b’hind the Davenport. And if that ain’t lethal, what is?

    Did you see who is piloting A. R’s chopper?

    Looked like a chicken. Which means he will get away. After all, only Superman is faster than a speeding pullet.

  25. A. R says

    Hmm, apparently LOLcat gun wielding porcupines, Darth Benedict, Black helicopters, rubber gloves, and giant space stations firing LOLcats are not enough to subdue this seditious thread. Must think.

  26. mikmik says

    Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent!

    Looked like a chicken. Which means he will get away. After all, only Superman is faster than a speeding pullet.

    I think you mean Souper Man?

    Hmm, apparently LOLcat gun wielding porcupines, Darth Benedict, Black helicopters, rubber gloves, and giant space stations firing LOLcats are not enough to subdue this seditious thread. Must think.

    Hey, it started because of a visit by the anti-anti-Krist, and our leader, theophontes 777 – the number of the yeast(he eats in one mouthful), can go without water for ten years – by drinking beer!

    ¡Plus, ¡¡PLUS, we are the most hygienic zombies in the universe. Do you have any idea how much toilet paper I go through, for instance ¿

  27. chigau (√-1) says

    If Weird Cat Guy ever shows up again, we should respond with nothing but lolcat links.

  28. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Looked like a chicken. Which means he will get away. After all, only Superman is faster than a speeding pullet.

    I think you mean Souper Man?

    No, Superman. You know, more powerful than a speeding locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, faster than a speeding pullet?

    Two questions about Superman:

    1. If bullets bounce off of him, why does he duck when the bad guy throws a gun at him?

    2. If he can fly, why does he need to leap over a building?

    My internet is slow today. Teh tubes must be clogged with LOLcats

    Talk to the porcupine. He’s the one been shooting lolcats for more than a day without cleaning out the bore.

  29. A. R says

    chigau: Yep. We could just start up the LOLstar’s inter-thread hyperdrive and blast him from orbit.

    Og: I will discuss your concerns with my assistant the Porcupine.

  30. says

    1. If bullets bounce off of him, why does he duck when the bad guy throws a gun at him?

    2. If he can fly, why does he need to leap over a building?

    1. He finds it funny

    2. Originally Superman couldn’t fly, only leap amazing heights. The flying came IIRC in animated adaptions where they realized flying looks better than leaping.

  31. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Og: I will discuss your concerns with my assistant the Porcupine.

    I imagine you have some very pointed conversations during staff meetings. Though it is always good to have a really sharp assistant. Quill these puns continue?

  32. mikmik says

    Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent!
    Two questions about Superman:

    1. If bullets bounce off of him, why does he duck when the bad guy throws a gun at him?

    2. If he can fly, why does he need to leap over a building?

    A 1. Guns don’t kill people, they kill supermans.

    A 2. Actually, he never really flies, he just jumps really, really far sometimes. He is so super, he can change his inertia in mid leap… oh, wait, that is flying. Nevermind.

  33. Jean-Renee says

    1. If bullets bounce off of him, why does he duck when the bad guy throws a gun at him?

    He’s the Man of Steel. If the gun hits him, it will shatter and shrapnel will ricochet everywhere, putting everyone nearby in danger.

  34. ChasCPeterson says

    Two questions about Superman:
    1. If bullets bounce off of him, why does he duck when the bad guy throws a gun at him?
    2. If he can fly, why does he need to leap over a building?

    I can tell that, like mine, Og’s perception of Superman was irrevocably set by the b&w 1950s TV series, endlessly rerun in the early to mid 1960s. Back then, you know, only rich folks had color, everybody had only 3 channels and you had to get up and switch em by hand! Many’s the time we’d tie onions to our belts–that was the fashion then–and take the ferry to Metropolis, which is what they called Gotham City in those days…

  35. theophontes 777 says

    @ chigau

    So everybody on everydamnthread is dead or asleep.

    No, somewhere in between… I am stuck in Tianjin.

    .

    _________________________________________
    .. {{experiment: cloak secret message from aerial view}} ..

  36. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    endlessly rerun in the early to mid 1960s.

    er, I wasn’t even born yet in the early 1960s. I watched in the 1980s.

    Yes! It works!

    Part of me wants to know what works. Part of me is a little frightened to find out what it is of theophontes that works.

  37. theophontes 777 says

    @ Brogg

    Part of me wants to know what works. Part of me is a little frightened to find out what it is of theophontes that works.

    Aaah, goody. Your question is further proof that it works.

  38. theophontes 777 says

    @ chigau

    Wow, I have discovered a solution to A.R’s snooping at our secret communications:

    ____________________________________________________
    {{put message between brackets & under a protective line. safe as houses.}}

    .

    Clever huh? What I suggest is that we get X to help us set up our regime. We need some programming to refine these techniques. Unfortunately, we might have to dilute our shares in our TZT venture to pay X. I suggest you hand over 50% of your shares as your contribution and I will contribute sweat equity {{note to self: call Spa to book Swedish sauna and magnum of champagne}}.

    .
    ________
    {{ X = ॐ }}

  39. A. R says

    Why has everybody started putting lines with nothing under them in their posts? {Huddles with Darth Benedict and the Porcupine, whispering}

    Solution: We will need several of these.

  40. drbunsen le savant fou says

    Thread bankrupt here, but I has a weirdness:

    Some of the Fraktur(?) is showing up as letters, and some is not. Reinstall the Mushrat?

  41. theophontes 777 says

    @ A.R

    Solution: We will need several of these.

    {theophontes checks link}

    The connection was reset.
    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading…

    Pheeuw! That was close. Thank Teh Chairman that The Great (cyber)Wall has protected me from the deleterious influences of lackey running-dog capitalist roaders who try to seduce our minds into succumbing to the pressure from Bourgeois forces and thence, subsequently, pull the Revolution in a capitalist direction.

  42. theophontes 777 says

    @ chigau

    _______________________________
    .{{holy shit, check out #576. quick! ideas!!!}}.

  43. chigau (√-1) says

    I think X works for the pure joy of it.
    You can get the champagne on your own shout, dearie.
    ____________________________________________________
    {{I can’t believe this works!}}
    {{A. R is a weenie!!!}}

  44. theophontes 777 says

    Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet tail flank pork loin, shank, brisket, salami
    ______________________________________________
    .{{ hah! solved the problem. create a protective layer of bacon! }}.

  45. A. R says

    {talking on radio} Bravo-one, target theophontes comments – last at fife-seven-seven, primary at fife-seven-too. Tree-golf-bravo-uniform-fife-seven threadblaster – Over

  46. chigau (√-1) says

    theophontes
    uuhh
    We’ll be safe because our hearts are pure?
    Duck and cover?
    ______________________
    {{We’re so screwed}}

  47. A. R says

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!

    theophontes – I can read your comments now.

    This should deal with the bacon problem.

  48. A. R says

    {Talking in radio again} – LOLstar, begin charging LOLlaser, target the bomb crater. Fire when ready.

  49. theophontes 777 says

    I think X works for the pure joy of it.

    Yes! This will save money.

    You can get the champagne on your own shout, dearie.

    No worries, I’ll just disburse the champagne costs to the Ministry.

    .

    ribeye venison shank frankfurter, ham swine jowl corned beef
    ____________________________________________
    .{{time to pass this linky on to our allies : Bacon Generator}}.

  50. theophontes 777 says

    @ A.R

    Hey A.R, check this out:

    Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet tail flank pork loin, shank andouille bacon short loin boudin ground round tri-tip jerky hamburger filet mignon ham. Flank rump turkey beef ribs, turducken hamburger swine fatback tongue spare ribs salami. Brisket beef tail bresaola. Corned beef beef drumstick, meatloaf ribeye ham chuck ground round filet mignon shoulder short loin. Cow flank sausage, shoulder chicken bresaola ham hock. Speck spare ribs short loin ground round, sirloin short ribs bresaola shankle pork boudin salami pig pork belly shoulder.

    @ chigau

    bresaola shankle pork boudin salami pig pork belly shoulder bacon sausage
    __________________________________________________
    {{Have no fear, Zeus favours the virtuous.Prepare the holy hecatomb!}}

    @ Bert The Turtle

    jowl pancetta meatball sirloin turducken tri-tip shankle tongue
    ___________________________________________
    ……………{{Come back Bert, all is forgiven. SRSLY!!!}}……………

  51. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    .{{holy shit, check out #576. quick! ideas!!!}}.

    ++++Cheese Overload++++ ++++?????++++

    Bravo-one, target theophontes comments – last at fife-seven-seven, primary at fife-seven-too. Tree-golf-bravo-uniform-fife-seven threadblaster – Over

    Er. tango-golf-uniform? Where the hell did ‘tree’ come from?

    ……………{{Come back Bert, all is forgiven. SRSLY!!!}}……………

    That you, Ernie?

  52. cm's changeable moniker says

    sgbm, I think you may have a point. Your new friend is … redolent.

  53. cm's changeable moniker says

    Only in Nor’n Ar’n. (Yes, that’s a hail mary pass right there.)

  54. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    sgbm, I think you may have a point. Your new friend is … redolent.

    Huh? Who? Murdock? Jaycubed? The porcupine? Porky Pine?

    Not only is Fraktur aesthetically-pleasing. It’s google-proof!

    Hmm. Seems to be a one-way effect. Googling regular text “Unicode Fraktur bold, HTML bold” (in quotes) will find this thread, due to comment #328.

  55. cm's changeable moniker says

    (Failed: I’m now logged in as “”. WP doesn’t like Unicode ‘nyms, it seems.)

    Revert! Oh well.

  56. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    Murdock is a disaster. She just collects everything she can and publishes it, with no self-criticism. 1900 years ago she’d be writing gospels.

    I think X works for the pure joy of it.

    Yes! This will save money.

    Yeah, speaking of that, there is a clickwrap license in all my scripts: I own all your souls now.

    They’re an insurance policy.

    Should I fail to die gloriously in the War on Christmas, I plan to stretch and spin your souls into a fine gossamer thread, which I will attach to a skyhook and climb into Valhalla.

    +++++
    Also, if anybody uses Chrome, someone left a comment on the Greasemonkey page at Pharyngula Wiki, with a tip on how to make the killfile script compatible with Chrome.

  57. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    What’s going on here?

    Not much, because

    THIS SUBTHREAD WILL END TOMORROW

    SEE YOU ALL IN NIFLHEIM

  58. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    I guess so. You’re Canadian, so Niflheim will be same old, same old.

  59. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Og: “tree” is the NPA approved pronunciation of “3″

    Damnit, I knew that. I did.

    I’ve just gotten used to listening in when at wild fires where, I swear, some of them (not the roterheads) take pride in using a different phonetic alphabet each time.

    3rd day of spring, 20 cm of snow (and counting).

    Which is, what, 8 inches in real measure?

  60. cm's changeable moniker says

    If you’d asked my builder, he’d have said 200 “mils”.

    *shudder*

    In my simple world, that’s a hand-span.

    (Surprisingly accurate, unless you’re Liszt.)

  61. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    In my simple world, that’s a hand-span.

    (Surprisingly accurate, unless you’re Liszt.)

    I thought horses were measured in hands.

  62. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    They are. But hands are not spans, and a perch is not always a perch.

    We’re just weird.

    Sounds fishy.

  63. theophontes 777 says

    @ ॐ

    there is a clickwrap license in all my scripts: I own all your souls now.
    They’re an insurance policy.

    The Committee of the 37th Pleniary Commission of the 7th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the Peoples’ Comintern of the Ministry of Peace of the Pharyngulite Peoples’ Republic of Southern The Endless Thread, hereafter refered to as The Zombie Thread, has noted with concern your apparent passion for pecuniary recompense. We hereby demand that you desist in your machinations to monetize your meagre moil.

    {{thinks: Mmmmh. Perhaps the pitbull has a point. We are in need of lebensraum and a little foray into Niflheim and Muspelheim might not be amiss. At a minimum, it will maintain the muddle of the masses.}}

  64. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    What’s a hand-span?

    Thumb to pinky at full stretch?

  65. theophontes 777 says

    @ cm’s

    Liszt

    Aaaah, the piano plonking hippy. (Well, he had long hair – I just liked the consonance of “hippy” – actually he was the world’s first *!Rock Star!*.)

  66. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    The Committee of the 37th Pleniary Commission of the 7th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the Peoples’ Comintern of the Ministry of Peace of the Pharyngulite Peoples’ Republic of Southern The Endless Thread, hereafter refered to as The Zombie Thread, has noted with concern your apparent passion for pecuniary recompense. We hereby demand that you desist in your machinations to monetize your meagre moil.

    However, the Counter Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th (you missed one, heretic!) Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread object to this demand forced upon the Workers of the PPR(N)TET by the reactionary Class Enemies! We, the Counter Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread (the CC37PC8C3FYPPCMNWPPRNTET (which is, coincidentally, how I remember my password) hereby object and order the Reactionary Running Dogs of the South to desist all demands to desist.

    (I need sleep?)

  67. theophontes 777 says

    @ Brogg

    (I need sleep?)

    No – I am in awe – keep going.

    And please send your resume to MiniPeace ™. We always have openings for teh vogoniously verbose.

  68. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    We, the Counter Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread hereby request the revocation of theophontes’ right to speak before this August body in March. He claims to be a member of the Schismatic Committee of the 37th Pleniary Commission of the 7th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the Peoples’ Comintern of the Ministry of Peace of the Pharyngulite Peoples’ Republic of Southern The Endless Thread (a Commission which has had its right to meet within the PPRNTET has been revoked, cancelled, abated, abolished, annulled, cancelled, dissolved and invalidated (No, I did not use ‘cancelled’ twice!)) now claims to be a resident of Awe (a known Capitalist and reactionary nation governed by Class Enemies). Where are his Credentials designating him a Diplomat of Awe? And, since there is both a West Awe and a North Awe, is he a Diplomat of Awes? Or, perhaps, a Wizard of Awes?

    We, the Counter Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread hereby place before the Dictatorship of the Proletariat a demand that theophontes either (1) present his Diplomatic Credentials as a credentialed diplomat before the Redundancy Committee of Redundancy, or (2) present himself, with his body, to the Spanking Couch and/or The Comfy Chair for ani-reactionary deprogramming.

  69. theophontes 777 says

    On behalf of the Minister of Culture a poem will be read out for the enlightment and deliction of the Teaming Masses. (This is the corrected version, not the by-capitalism-corrupted version by (former) Cde Robert Browning.) :

    Minitrue taught me who was who and what was what:
    So far I rightly understood the case
    At seven years old; a huge delight it proved
    And still proves—thanks to that Instructor Sage
    My Father, The Benevolent Dictator for Life,
    who knew better than turn straight
    Learning’s full flare on weak-eyed ignorance,
    Or, worse yet, leave weak eyes to grow sand-blind,
    Content with darkness and vacuity.

    Could a lumpenproletariat godbot evolve under the guidance of a Wise and Enlightened Leader?

    ….

    @DH666

    Report for duty.

  70. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    theophontes:

    Please note the ultimatum to which you must ultimately answer to before the committee (ah, heck. do I have to write it again? No? ‘Kay.) See #617, paragraph 2.

  71. theophontes 777 says

    @ A.R

    theophontes: I see that you have discovered the futility of your underground lairs.

    As a tardigrade, I need no defence from LOLcat weaponry, because: a) Tardigrades have no sense of humour. b) Instant Incystation ™ would protect me in any case.

    @ Brogg

    present himself, with his body, to the Spanking Couch

    {{Thinks: Hehehe. Little does Brogg know that I have been iving in the stuffing of the Spanking Couch for hundreds of threads. Gorging myself on flakes of dead skin and quenching my thirst with spilt bodily fluids.}}

    Bring it on!

    {{Note to self: Better check if I can sleep over in cousin Hypsibius dujardini’s couch – just in case.)

  72. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    theophontes:

    Ah. So you are not a capitalist running dog, you are miniature teddy bear? The Committee is not amused.

  73. theophontes 777 says

    @ All

    Have an “l”. What the heck, let’s go large… have a capital “L”.

    @ Brogg

    ah, heck. do I have to write it again?

    Yes.

    No?

    No Yes. Minitrue regrets to inform you that your request for employment has been rejected.

  74. A. R says

    This’ll fix ‘em {Prepares 300 sivert directed radiation beam projector} Hmmm, now I need a device to see the tartigrades so I can aim at them…

  75. theophontes 777 says

    @ Brogg

    miniature teddy bear


    Fie!!!1!!

    Err, that is Illustrious Waterbear!

    {theophontes starts to sharpen miniature ice-pick}

  76. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    The Counter Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread is not amused, charmed, cheered, cracked up, delighted, diverted, fractured, gladdened, gratified, interested, knocked dead, amused, made to roll in the aisles, occupied, amused, or tickled. Moreover, since the Committee of the 37th Pleniary Commission of the 7th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the Peoples’ Comintern of the Ministry of Peace of the Pharyngulite Peoples’ Republic of Southern The Endless Thread has been shown to be Schismatic, has been shown to have been Schismatic, and will be shown to have always been, and will be, Schismatic, the Counter Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread will now be known as the Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread since the Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread cannot, and never has, been a Counter Committee as the Committee of the 37th Pleniary Commission of the 7th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the Peoples’ Comintern of the Ministry of Peace of the Pharyngulite Peoples’ Republic of Southern The Endless Thread is, has been, and will always be Schismatic and therefore does not exist for the Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread to be counter to. Moreover, as the Chairman (Acting (Childishly)) of the Committee of the 37th Plenary Commission of the 8th Convocation for the 3rd Five-Year Plan of the People’s Comintern of the Ministry of NonWar of the Pharyngulite People’s Republic of Northern The Endless Thread is now tired, the meeting is adjourned and theophontes the tardigrade is, in toto found tardy and is hereby given a failing grade as the Wizard of Awes and ordered to report to Dorothy suitable punishment.

  77. theophontes 777 says

    @ A.R

    The Secret TZT Underground, located in the padded left arm of the comfy chair.

    And as for radiation… tardigrades thrive on radiation.

  78. theophontes 777 says

    @ A.R / Brogg

    Oh no Brer Ogg, don’t look in the padded left arm of the comfy chair!

    {theophontes paints teh padded left arm of the comfy chair with tar. chuckles}

  79. theophontes 777 says

    {thinks: Mmmmh… Nice and cozy. theaphontes must have turned up the thermostat.}

  80. theophontes 777 says

    {dons reflective aluminium foil underwear}

    {{{meta-meta-thinks: A.R is a boon to padding out the number of comments on TZT. Better not destroy for a while yet.}}}

  81. A. R says

    Muahahah! Behold my 7000 sievert directed radiation beam projector! {Aims at theophontes, pulls trigger, nothing happens} Oh, forgot to plug it in. {TZT electrical circuit blows out) Shit.

  82. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    Six weeks, nigel? No, no. The subthread will end tomorrow.

  83. A. R says

    nigel: I’m gunning for theophtones, so only stray radiation should hit you. But I’m going to have to work out the power supply problem with the new radiation beam first.

  84. theophontes 777 says

    Chorus {sung in dactylic hexameter}:

    Take Care, A.R, lest that [which] you seek to Kill is not made Stronger thereby.

  85. A. R says

    nigel: I think I might run one up to the LOLstar. The LOLcat projector’s fusion reactor should do the trick.

  86. theophontes 777 says

    {theophontes’s Cheshire Cat Smile becomes larger and larger…. {{prepares to switch off laptop and head to airport… Honkers, here I come.}}}

  87. chigau (√-1) says

    WHAT TH’FUK
    is going on??‽!?
    Where is my ladder?
    ([(sheet. ya gat a little drunk})

  88. A. R says

    Going to sleep now. Don’t even think about trying to steal the radiation beam projector while I’m sleeping. It’s on the LOLstar with me and several thousand LOLtroopers.

  89. David Marjanović says

    Not caught up.

    http://satwcomic.com/the-easy-way

    From the comments:

    “Reminds me of this time a kid walked into school wearing his ‘jesus freak’ T-shirt and another guy walked in with a T-shirt saying, ‘jesus may walks on water. Chuck norris walks on jesus’. Funniest second school day.”

  90. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Teddy Bear, Water Bear, whatever. Same number of syllables. Identical third syllable. So it’s like playing an Am7 instead of the Asus. No big deal. The bass player will drown it out.

    Oh, and those looking to plug in the LOLcat projector fusion system? Be careful with the LOLcats. The plug is not where you think it is.

  91. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    “Jesus Saves – Green Shield Stamps“.

    No Puce Stamps?

  92. cm's changeable moniker says

    Mike [urgent whisper]: The pink copies go to Accounting, the fuchshia ones go to Purchasing, and the goldenrod ones go to Roz. Leave the puce.

    (next scene)

    Sulley [absent-mindedly]: Pink copies go to Accounting, the fuchsia ones go to Roz. No, the fuchsia ones go to Purchasing. The goldenrod ones go to Roz. Man, I have no idea what puce is. [finds puce copy] Oh! That’s puce!

    — Monsters Inc.

    So many great lines in that film …

  93. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    So many great lines in that film …

    When did they make a film of Pogo? Or am I (as usual) missing something?

    Oh. And we need to be extra careful. Friday the 13th comes on a Friday in April!

  94. Mr. Fire says

    So many great lines in that film …

    Hey – less talk, more pain, marshmallow boy!

  95. cm's changeable moniker says

    I don’t know but it’s been said. I like scaring kids in bed!

    Mike: Oh, I don’t believe it!

    Sulley: I’m not even breaking a sweat.

    Mike: Not you! Look! The new commercial’s on!

    [TV] “The future is bright at Monsters, Incorporated [...]”

    *the phone rings*

    Mike: Hello? I know! Hey, wasn’t I great? Did the whole family see it?

    [to Sulley]

    It’s your mom.

  96. cm's changeable moniker says

    [As a parent of small children, it's unclear to me how Boo goes ~18 hours before needing a pee, but let's not worry about that ...]

  97. Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent! says

    Oh. The Pixar cartoon. Sorry. Sometimes I feel like I am completely out of sync with the world.

    Off to bed.

    Think I’ll read some Pogo tonight.

  98. cm's changeable moniker says

    @chigau, if she did, why would it be a surprise to Sulley when she needed to go when they got to the factory?

    (I am sounding disturbingly like a Trekker here.)

  99. cm's changeable moniker says

    And finally, for Mr Fire:

    bom bom bom

    Now I need to go to sleep. In the morning, I will disguise a small child ….

  100. chigau (√-1) says

    cm
    I have had experience of young’uns “going to the bathroom” without actually going to a bathroom.
    And then telling me afterwards. If you get my drift.
    (no Trekkers here)

  101. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    ATTENTION ye legion of the damned!

    Comrade chigau has called for LOLstar support!

    The Murdock thread must be lolcatted from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. Besides faith, of course.

  102. theophontes 777 says

    @chigao

    I am not sure it will help just posting in a foreign (Chorus: ” On the interwebz there is no ” foreign” foolish tardigrade!”) language. We need a way to communicate in the open with coded messages.

    (You did study geology?)

    (( The pit bull may be of service in this regard…))

  103. life is like a pitbull with lipstick ॐ says

    (( The pit bull may be of service in this regard…))

    I’ll tell you what to google.

    ROT13 for fun.

    GPG for serious.

  104. theophontes 777 says

    @ pit bull with lips5tick

    Rot13 is open to everyone though.

    Gpg = Gnu Privacy Protection?

    More interesting would be to see if chigao and I can build an ad hoc code that can get past A.R and his mystery myrmidons “on the fly” as it where…

    As a starting point I was going to consider wether we could harness a superior (existing… Wiki is not our friend here) knowledge of geology to bootstrap a code system.

  105. theophontes 777 says

    (We could of course simply utilize Facebook or hotmail, but the trick would be to implement and utilise a system from the ground up within a public and fully transparent forum. (Obviously having a pit bull on board would be a significant asset in such a venture.)

  106. says

    Become boring so here is the boring end.

    It is interesting to learn how a person can generalise (all scientists and the only theory) is the gospel according to nerd of readhead and all who follow.

    It is interesting to learn that because you question parts of Science, you do not believe in Science. I love the true maths and science in all the wonderful designs that we live with today. Some of the medical advances, some of the engineering advances and some of the simple that can actually be totally astounding.

    With that in mind, the ability to be selective or twist things is a weak attempt at deriding an opinion opposed to yours (And for theophontes 777, I saw that same opinion many years ago during the period that you said influenced me but obviously, influenced you much more).

    I have stated my beliefs, I have never tried to preach or convert. I have been asked to prove it in a lab, which is a cheap attempt of denial. Against my bettter judgement, I mentioned what many scientists have studied for a long time with many various scientific strategies and till today cannot give a scientific explanation [unless you are a race horse like nerd of redhead]….blink…blink. If an item is not exposed to the carbon rating at a specific time, how can you date it? Now use a young earth argument…..

    While this may be on our minds, although the blabber-gaff above indicates differently, there are more humane issues we could all deal with together. TOGETHER????

    To # 545 mikmik says:
    21 March 2012 at 6:54 pm
    Psalm 139 NIV:

    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
    danielhaven:

    If you can honestly say to me that there is not one person on this planet that can do better by applying themselves more (or using willpower), then I do apologise.
    My best friend’s sister, her friend, my first bosses daughter(In the United States, up to three out of every 100 people are identified as having types of intellectual disabilities), my niece, another niece, who was one of the 50% category, and the type of sick and twisted christian fuck that wants to force every woman and fetus to go through what my sister did.
    – – – – End Part One

    The failure in our ability to understand everything, then for a person to say they do not believe puts everything in perspective. Why do you not blame Charles and natural selection? Life happens, not always as we would want or like, and then it is blamed on a sick and twisted christian f…

    TO Ogvorbis: shameless AND impudent!
    22 March 2012 at 11:48 am

    Two questions about Superman:

    1. If bullets bounce off of him, why does he duck when the bad guy throws a gun at him?

    2. If he can fly, why does he need to leap over a building

    FIRSTLY, YOU KNOW YOU ARE ALSO 666.

    The first answer can be taken from the second answer. Answer to question 2, many people can sprint, does everyone sprint all the time. The simple answer is that he can fly and he can leap at different times as he chooses.

    Just as simple as my belief…..

  107. KG says

    Become boring so here is the boring end. – danielhaven

    Your stupid word-salads were boring right from the start.

  108. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    It is interesting to learn that because you question parts of Science, you do not believe in Science.

    You don’t question science. That requires more science, which requires the peer reviewed scientific literature, not inane and imagufacture opinion.

    I have stated my beliefs, I have never tried to preach or convert.

    Sorry, by stating your unevidenced beliefs, you are trying to convert. Otherwise, you wouldn’t say anything. But then, that requires real intellect to see that.

    I have been asked to prove it in a lab, which is a cheap attempt of denial.

    No, it is showing your beliefs are unevidenced, and therefore unworthy of belief. You couldn’t grasp that concept, but it is the core of science. Evidence, not beliefs, matter. Your beliefs are irrelevant to science and any discussion of science. Only evidence counts.

  109. says

    TO KG

    Who are you and where have you been, THE BEGINNING?

    To Nerd of Redhead, OM

    To question science you need more science. You do not fail to amaze me….what came first, the chicken, the egg or the nerd?

    By stating your unevidenced beliefs you are definitaley trying to not only convert but declare as gospel. I gave you evidence that scientists have studied that show meaning to me but you discard with arrogance because the scientists do not know what you know.

    “Evidence, not beliefs, matter”, that is the core concept according to Nerd of Redhead. So prove the big bang. So prove abiogenesis. So prove simple forms of life took over 600 million years to form but after the extinction of the dinosaurs, mankind took less than 65 million years to evolve. You, with all your genius, prove it!!!!

    You have to stick to what you said about evidence, not some +/- 2000 people with a theory or millions of unrelated science papers or 41000 of whatever. The floor is now all yours.

    Or just do as you always do, twist things, selectively pick comments , do not read properly and ask me to prove my beliefs.
    Even if I wanted to, there are those who want to be gods unto themselves that no explanation would penetrate.