Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

Jonman wrote:
MeatMan wrote:

I'll admit that with my limited gaming time, I rarely finish games, but unless I just don't like the game, I play it way more than 1 hour. Case in point: Dishonored. I really liked the gameplay. I didn't finsh it, but I played it for about a dozen hours before moving on to another game on the pile.

Yeah, this. When a game grabs me, I play the crap out of it with what limited time I have. Case in point, Rogue Legacy. Haven't played anything else since I got it.

Same here. If it grabs me, I'll happily dump 20+ hours in. If it doesn't, well... there's plenty more on the pile thanks to stupidly cheap bundles and sales.

Even when I actively dislike the gameplay, I generally "try" a game for at least 2 hours before giving up. An hour's basically just navigating the UI and familiarizing with the gameplay mechanics. That's not nearly enough time to really get a handle on what's going on.

Oh, I have plenty of time, I just spend a good chunk of it in World of Warcraft rather than other games. XD

I went into that application jag not really expecting to hear back from anyone.

I ABSOLUTELY wasn't expecting to hear back from Good Morning America, of all places.

LarryC wrote:

Even when I actively dislike the gameplay, I generally "try" a game for at least 2 hours before giving up. An hour's basically just navigating the UI and familiarizing with the gameplay mechanics. That's not nearly enough time to really get a handle on what's going on.

In that regard, I really like the Steam trade card system. I keep playing until I max out the cards I can get. If I'm not enticed by then I move on.

It's an excellent cutoff point, usually around the 2 hour mark.

Prederick wrote:

I went into that application jag not really expecting to hear back from anyone.

I ABSOLUTELY wasn't expecting to hear back from Good Morning America, of all places.

F*CK. YEAH! Good luck Pred!

Prederick wrote:

I went into that application jag not really expecting to hear back from anyone.

I ABSOLUTELY wasn't expecting to hear back from Good Morning America, of all places.

You do have to defeat Al Roker in a shirtless oiled wrestling competition to get the job, though.

MeatMan wrote:

I'll admit that with my limited gaming time, I rarely finish games, but unless I just don't like the game, I play it way more than 1 hour. Case in point: Dishonored. I really liked the gameplay. I didn't finsh it, but I played it for about a dozen hours before moving on to another game on the pile.

What really helped with my gamer guilt was creating categories for my games. I now have: New, Current, Played, Finished, and Trash. Not having to look at the games I quit partway through or that I never intend to play has helped a lot, because I absolutely quit playing games when I stop having fun.

A fly just landed on my monitor screen and I tried to shoo it away with the mouse cursor.

fleabagmatt wrote:

A fly just landed on my monitor screen and I tried to shoo it away with the mouse cursor.

Not quite as cool as the X11 app, but: http://webneko.net/

I wish I knew about nappy wipes when I was a bachelor. Those things are awesome. We no longer have kids who use diapers, but we still use 'em. I always have a personal stash in my purse.

So today I got to make rather hilarious small-talk with a female ultrasound tech and her female student while she was performing an ultrasound on my testicle.

That seems even weirder when I type it out.

Spoiler:

Everything is okay, turns out it's not cancer, thanks for asking. :)

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For future reference the story sounds cooler if you describe it as getting a hummer from two medical co-eds.

Minarchist wrote:

So today I got to make rather hilarious small-talk with a female ultrasound tech and her female student while she was performing an ultrasound on my testicle.

That seems even weirder when I type it out.

Spoiler:

Everything is okay, turns out it's not cancer, thanks for asking. :)

You only have the one?

It was questionable whether I would remain with two for a short while, but they are still a pair. My two-year-old son only bag-tagged me in the one, though.

When you bring your kid home from the hospital, they should include a cup/jockstrap in the take-home kit.

Minarchist wrote:

It was questionable whether I would remain with two for a short while, but they are still a pair. My two-year-old son only bag-tagged me in the one, though.

When you bring your kid home from the hospital, they should include a cup/jockstrap in the take-home kit.

Noted.

I've got baaaaalls of steeeeeel.

SixteenBlue wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

It was questionable whether I would remain with two for a short while, but they are still a pair. My two-year-old son only bag-tagged me in the one, though.

When you bring your kid home from the hospital, they should include a cup/jockstrap in the take-home kit.

Noted.

My kid is at this height right now, such that if I hold her against my chest with one arm under her arms, in an otherwise comfortable position, her perpetually kicking heels are perfectly lined up with my joy department.

Minarchist wrote:

So today I got to make rather hilarious small-talk with a female ultrasound tech and her female student while she was performing an ultrasound on my testicle.

That seems even weirder when I type it out.

Spoiler:

Everything is okay, turns out it's not cancer, thanks for asking. :)

Ha! Awkward conversations with medical folk are the best!

Last week, I was at the dentist. Hygenist was doing her thing in my face-hole. She asked me about the book I was reading, that I'd carried in. It's "Snuff" by Chuck Palahniuk. I told her it was a seriously messed up book. She asked "Is it about drugs?". I replied "No, porn".

She didn't talk much after that.

Jonman wrote:

Hygenist was doing her thing in my face-hole.

Giggity.

Jonman wrote:

Ha! Awkward conversations with medical folk are the best!

Last week, I was at the dentist. Hygenist was doing her thing in my face-hole. She asked me about the book I was reading, that I'd carried in. It's "Snuff" by Chuck Palahniuk. I told her it was a seriously messed up book. She asked "Is it about drugs?". I replied "No, porn".

She didn't talk much after that.

First rule of porn club...

LiquidMantis wrote:
Jonman wrote:

Ha! Awkward conversations with medical folk are the best!

Last week, I was at the dentist. Hygenist was doing her thing in my face-hole. She asked me about the book I was reading, that I'd carried in. It's "Snuff" by Chuck Palahniuk. I told her it was a seriously messed up book. She asked "Is it about drugs?". I replied "No, porn".

She didn't talk much after that.

First rule of porn club...

...when you recognize your mother, it's impolite to scream?

Gravey wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

It was questionable whether I would remain with two for a short while, but they are still a pair. My two-year-old son only bag-tagged me in the one, though.

When you bring your kid home from the hospital, they should include a cup/jockstrap in the take-home kit.

Noted.

My kid is at this height right now, such that if I hold her against my chest with one arm under her arms, in an otherwise comfortable position, her perpetually kicking heels are perfectly lined up with my joy department.

My four-year-old double-tagged me this morning. I think he was trying to get my attention, and - apparently - when he waves his hands at shoulder height, it connects with my jubblies. There I was, talking to my wife and watching my oldest get super-excited about his first day of grade one, then WHAM! WHAM! suddenly the world lost much of its colour...

It's a survival instinct, guys. They know that if you have more kids, it could mean less attention/food/etc for them, so they try to knock your nuts out of commission.

Don't they know that every sperm is sacred??

Mine!

Grenn wrote:

Mine!

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I guess I'm fortunate that my wife kneed my balls into insensitivity long before the kids came along.

Mex wrote:

Looking at the site it doesn't even make up that much of the discussion, I just noticed it when someone told me that I was saying "tranny" and that wasn't a nice word to use, and I couldn't tell if they were joking or serious. It's just a word I learned years ago and let's just say I definitely don't mind the good um, whatever the proper word is, trans I guess.

Yes they were serious, it's a derogatory term.

If you don't know what to say, the best thing to do is listen