Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

Miashara wrote:

Let's say you had one wish. And it couldn't be anything significant. No world peace, million dollars, true love, etc. It had to be trivial.

I'd wish that every time I said the word 'inception' a sourceless BWAAAAAM sound effect played.

Whenever someone I work with sends me an email going "when are you free?", they'd get a shock because my calendar is publicly visible to them.

Miashara wrote:

Let's say you had one wish. And it couldn't be anything significant. No world peace, million dollars, true love, etc. It had to be trivial.

I'd wish that every time someone said, "Oh my gawd, I could literally die right now; I'm literally starving to death", that they actually would.

Y'all are hostile.

I'd wish my pee hole would never ever again stick causing me to spray my pants and shoes

Chairman_Mao wrote:

I'd wish my pee hole would never ever again stick causing me to spray my pants and shoes

In communist China, urethra pees YOU.

Naw, I'd say we're both sick of people's bullsh*t.

And Mao, tug on it, pull it back a little bit, THEN go. That sh*t is fixable.

Gah! I took a day off because I took part in a walkathon yesterday and didn't want to lose a day of the weekend (plus I needed a break from work!) and was planning to play some games...

So, this morning comes along, I wake up usual time of around 5am, stayed in bed until 5:50am and then got up, played some FEAR, XCOM and browsed the net a little... and now it's 8:48am and I don't feel like playing any games I have in my pile or that I've been playing. I don't feel like watching a TV show and there are no new games out that I particularly want to get.

GAH!! I hate this sort of apathy on days when you plan to do something you don't normally get a chance to!

McIrishJihad wrote:

Naw, I'd say we're both sick of people's bullsh*t.

And Mao, tug on it, pull it back a little bit, THEN go. That sh*t is fixable.

I always end up forgetting at some point, no matter how many times it happens.

Miashara wrote:

Let's say you had one wish. And it couldn't be anything significant. No world peace, million dollars, true love, etc. It had to be trivial.

I'd be able to send terrible drivers back to wherever they started from. Cut me off slowly without signalling? BAM! back to the start of your trip. Maybe with a little sticky note on your windshield explaining what the hell just happened.

Gravey wrote:
NSMike wrote:

For some reason I got the idea today to replay through the Mass Effect trilogy. Someone tell me not to.

Don't do it! It's re-hashed fantasy barely disguised in hackneyed sci-fi cliches, whose only purpose is letting Western guys play a dating sim while they still maintain that dating sims are for lonely Japanese perverts.

I knew there was a reason we let you into the collective.

Miashara wrote:

Let's say you had one wish. And it couldn't be anything significant. No world peace, million dollars, true love, etc. It had to be trivial.

I'd wish that every time I said the word 'inception' a sourceless BWAAAAAM sound effect played.

Every day I get an hour where absolutely nothing from the outside world can bother me without my permission.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Gravey wrote:
NSMike wrote:

For some reason I got the idea today to replay through the Mass Effect trilogy. Someone tell me not to.

Don't do it! It's re-hashed fantasy barely disguised in hackneyed sci-fi cliches, whose only purpose is letting Western guys play a dating sim while they still maintain that dating sims are for lonely Japanese perverts.

I knew there was a reason we let you into the collective.

IIRC the vote was unanimous.

You know, there's a TV commercial on that, kind of, uses the idea of a traditional milk man as an absurdity.

You know, I actually have childhood memories of a milkman coming to the house to deliver milk and eggs. I remember the day he let us climb in the back of the truck to see how cold it was on a summer day.... no creepy intended, Mom and Dad were present. The milk man was a neighbour we knew.

There's a farm with a service here. We don't use them because we don't drink milk but all through the neighborhood people have drop boxes and coolers on the front steps.

It's feeling like a F*ck You Friday today.

Ghostship wrote:

You know, there's a TV commercial on that, kind of, uses the idea of a traditional milk man as an absurdity.

You know, I actually have childhood memories of a milkman coming to the house to deliver milk and eggs. I remember the day he let us climb in the back of the truck to see how cold it was on a summer day.... no creepy intended, Mom and Dad were present. The milk man was a neighbour we knew.

We had a milk delivery service when I was a kid (in the 70s). No cooler, but we had a milk box on the side of the house. That was never actually used for milk delivery -- that came through the back door inside the garage -- but a neighbor kid had to crawl through it once to unlock the house when we'd accidentally locked ourselves out.

The house I live in (built in the late 50s) has a milk box. I don't believe there is any company that delivers milk in the area, but there is a local dairy about five miles away.

There's a super hot chick at the gym, and when I say super hot, I mean like carved by Zeus himself, and she's wearing this type of leotard that looks like a bikini, with a fully open back almost down to her butt.
I mean, I look at hot girls on the Internet all the time, but wow.

Obviously the row of treadmills behind her is packed with guys pretending I be on their cellphone...

Mex wrote:

There's a super hot chick at the gym, and when I say super hot, I mean like carved by Zeus himself, and she's wearing this type of leotard that looks like a bikini, with a fully open back almost down to her butt.
I mean, I look at hot girls on the Internet all the time, but wow.

Obviously the row of treadmills behind her is packed with guys pretending I be on their cellphone...

Pics or it didn't happen.

Since I broke up with my girlfriend I've had extra free time, a desire to watch a lot of TV, and a strange craving to watch something completely off my radar and completely different from my usual geeky staples.

As such, I've been watching a ridiculous amount of Being Erica on our local equivalent to Netflix. I have no idea why I chose to watch that, but I'm actually enjoying it completely unironically. I hope it doesn't go off the rails in later seasons.

I've watched and enjoyed the first 3 seasons of Being Erica on Hulu. I also loved Wonderfalls and Joan of Arcadia, which also featured quirky females, facing similarly insane premises while helping others and learning about themselves along the way.

The 4th and final season somehow never got on Hulu, so I haven't watched it yet. Someday.

Ever have an experience in a game that was so awesomely cool that you just wanted to tell everyone about it? But then you realize that no one you know would be interested, let alone understand, if you told them about your epic part in a battle, lasting several hours, against two other servers, trying to get the last little piece of the map which you needed to get 100% completion in a game - and how you finally succeeded in the end.

Tscott wrote:

Ever have an experience in a game that was so awesomely cool that you just wanted to tell everyone about it? But then you realize that no one you know would be interested, let alone understand, if you told them about your epic part in a battle, lasting several hours, against two other servers, trying to get the last little piece of the map which you needed to get 100% completion in a game - and how you finally succeeded in the end.

Yes, I have indeed. For me, it would be the time in Wow that I tanked Theralion in Bastion of Twilight. The tanks had both died, and I was on my rogue. Plus, this was at level (though admittedly, I was quite overgeared for the run). And yes, we downed the boss. I held that damn dragon for a good 45 seconds at LEAST. I have never felt so epic as I did at that moment.

I'm currently gamifying some of our software at work, which means I get to hear the word 'gamification' approximately 8 trillion times a day. It was a pretty stupid word to begin with, but now I'm in full-blown semantic satiation mode and it just sounds like meaningless noise. Gamification. Gamification. Gaaamificaaatiooon.

This thread needs gamification.

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LiquidMantis wrote:

This thread needs gamification.

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And my feet need those shoes! Sexy!

Miashara wrote:

Let's say you had one wish. And it couldn't be anything significant. No world peace, million dollars, true love, etc. It had to be trivial.

I'd wish that every time I said the word 'inception' a sourceless BWAAAAAM sound effect played.

That cigarettes smelled like chocolate chip cookies instead of cheap tobacco doused in chemicals that were then lit on fire.

That way, when the people on the balcony below me spent all evening smoking below my bedroom, I could leave my window open and my apt. would smell awesome.

But then I'd start smoking.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

But then I'd start smoking.

I probably would too.

We could start a Goodjers Smoking Club - cookie scented cigarettes only.

Mimble wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

But then I'd start smoking.

I probably would too.

We could start a Goodjers Smoking Club - cookie scented cigarettes only.

You keep your delicious second-hand smoke out of here!