Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

Jonman wrote:

I'm not up on Expanded Universe lore, but I assume there have been several Jedis-in-training over the years that were lost to erroneous activation of light saber while using it for "Academy-non-approved purposes."

zeroKFE wrote:

Just use caution -- I'm not seeing anything that would resemble an effective base, and as the old adage goes, "without a base, without a trace."

Related, pommel goes in first. Safety first, perverts!

Well, Tenel Ka DJo lost an arm when her shoddily made lightsaber crapped out during sparring, but other than that, most young EU jedi in training died to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. But that's no longer canon, so take that with a grain of salt.

"Yuuzhan Vong Invasion" is what they write on the paperwork so that the memory of the dead isn't marred by "lightsaber-genital mishap".

Grenn wrote:
Jonman wrote:

I'm not up on Expanded Universe lore, but I assume there have been several Jedis-in-training over the years that were lost to erroneous activation of light saber while using it for "Academy-non-approved purposes."

zeroKFE wrote:

Just use caution -- I'm not seeing anything that would resemble an effective base, and as the old adage goes, "without a base, without a trace."

Related, pommel goes in first. Safety first, perverts!

Well, Tenel Ka DJo lost an arm when her shoddily made lightsaber crapped out during sparring, but other than that, most young EU jedi in training died to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. But that's no longer canon, so take that with a grain of salt.

I really enjoyed Tenel Ka and her character arc, even though it got... weird in the stuff after the yuuzhan vong war.

Yonder wrote:

"Yuuzhan Vong Invasion" is what they write on the paperwork so that the memory of the dead isn't marred by "lightsaber-genital mishap".

It was "Yuuzhan Dong Invasion" until certain people started asking questions.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Yonder wrote:

"Yuuzhan Vong Invasion" is what they write on the paperwork so that the memory of the dead isn't marred by "lightsaber-genital mishap".

It was "Yuuzhan Dong Invasion" until certain people started asking questions.

what do you think those amphistaffs are for in their off time?

thrawn82 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Yonder wrote:

"Yuuzhan Vong Invasion" is what they write on the paperwork so that the memory of the dead isn't marred by "lightsaber-genital mishap".

It was "Yuuzhan Dong Invasion" until certain people started asking questions.

what do you think those amphistaffs are for in their off time?

This one time, at Jedi Camp...

I made perfect eggs!

3 eggs scrambled with 7 grams of butter. No brown on the outside. Perfect texture. A yolk-like creamy consistency in the middle.

To save someone else time, 7 grams = half a tablespoon.

LeapingGnome wrote:

To save someone else time, 7 grams = half a tablespoon.

IMPERIAL SPY!

Hehe, I'm American, but I measure a lot of my food so I gotta stay on top of those grams.

Ew runny yolks.

BadKen wrote:

Ew runny yolks.

*shakes fist*

I'll make you runny!

BoogtehWoog wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

To save someone else time, 7 grams = half a tablespoon.

IMPERIAL SPY!

Hehe, I'm American, but I measure a lot of my food so I gotta stay on top of those grams.

I vastly prefer weight measures to volume measurements, but it is such a PITA to find recipes in weights, and converting is tough since the conversion is different based on the individual density of any particular ingredient.

thrawn82 wrote:
BoogtehWoog wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

To save someone else time, 7 grams = half a tablespoon.

IMPERIAL SPY!

Hehe, I'm American, but I measure a lot of my food so I gotta stay on top of those grams.

I vastly prefer weight measures to volume measurements, but it is such a PITA to find recipes in weights, and converting is tough since the conversion is different based on the individual density of any particular ingredient.

That's why you follow recipes in ounces and just blindly assume that whatever you are measuring at that point is the most convenient unit for you at that time. As long as you're not cooking with helium you'll end up with some finite and positive amount to put in your dish.

Yonder wrote:
thrawn82 wrote:
BoogtehWoog wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

To save someone else time, 7 grams = half a tablespoon.

IMPERIAL SPY!

Hehe, I'm American, but I measure a lot of my food so I gotta stay on top of those grams.

I vastly prefer weight measures to volume measurements, but it is such a PITA to find recipes in weights, and converting is tough since the conversion is different based on the individual density of any particular ingredient.

That's why you follow recipes in ounces and just blindly assume that whatever you are measuring at that point is the most convenient unit for you at that time. As long as you're not cooking with helium you'll end up with some finite and positive amount to put in your dish.

PSH, well there goes my birthday balloon cake idea. right out the window. and up into the sky.

Now we're cookin' with inert gases!

The USS Callister episode of Black Mirror (Season 4, Episode 1) It’s a delight for fans of original Star Trek as well as a wildly inventive tale with humour and horror in equal measure.

Just a warning: The episode does involve elements that could be upsetting.

Spoiler:

A malevolent man has godlike power over a small group of men and women

Outcome:

Spoiler:

The godlike male is thwarted in the best way.

Over a decade ago, I got cast in solo show called THE DARK HEART OF METEOROLOGY. Developing the show and working on its many iterations were some of my favorite theater acting experiences ever.

I'm super excited to learn that it will be coming back in May as part of the So-Fi festival in NYC!

It's been nice reading all the spoiler-heavy articles about the last couple seasons of Game of Thrones. All the interesting dark fantasy without all the rape and torture!

Also, I learned the origin of the Others, and I have to say that I don't think them winning would be all that unjustified.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Also, I learned the origin of the Others, and I have to say that I don't think them winning would be all that unjustified.

I placed my bets on that ending!

I love the new (to me) British slang I learned today: up the duff.

Sounds obscene. Isn't.

It... Kind of is? Kind of like "knocked up" or "bun in the oven"...

This is exactly how The Sweater Song by Weezer was meant to be performed.

BadKen wrote:

I love the new (to me) British slang I learned today: up the duff.

Sounds obscene. Isn't.

Robear wrote:

It... Kind of is? Kind of like "knocked up" or "bun in the oven"...

It’s the result of rumpy pumpy. Nothing could be more natural.

For a more complete narrative, also see

Squeeze were superb. So many great songs.

The writing for the Heroes of Might and Magic 4 campaigns. It has no right to be that good. And it’s all available in neatly packaged RTFs.

My wife passed her driving test today! I'm incredibly happy for her!

Congrats!

Well done her!

So the world of international rugby is in a tizzy because a star player named Israel Folau made some homophobic comments on social media the other day. And I'm watching this rugby video podcast thing, and they sit down to discuss this with an English player named James Haskell, about whom I don't know much except that he's known as a bit of a loudmouth and a thug.

So m not sure what to expect. Then as they start, this 6'5" mountain of a lad says "hang on I almost forgot", and strips off his jersey to reveal a tight pink tank top with "LOVE" across the middle. Then he laughs and explains that he'd been out that day looking for something with rainbows, but shop staff had explained that it's not really parade season so he had to make do.

Then I see that Australia has kicked the original guy off their national team. To contextualize that, Israel Folau is currently the best player in the world in his position; possibly the best player period. And Australia has just fired him for (repeated) homophobic comments.

Rugby is such a class sport sometimes.

Edit: forum software won't let me use rainbow emojis